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Using Solar+Storage To Reduce "Demand" Charges

This fact sheet contains background information on utility demand charges and the relationship and interaction between demand charge expenses and energy storage. Nearly all medium and large commercial customers in every state are obligated to pay demand charges. This includes traditional commercial customers, like private and nonprofit businesses, as well as a wide array of additional customer types such as community facilities, public buildings, and multifamily housing properties. This fact sheet was written to accompany a white paper by Clean Energy Group and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, “Identifying Potential Markets for Behind-the-Meter Battery Energy Storage: A Survey of U.S. Demand Charges.”

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Owning the Benefits of Solar+Storage: New Ownership and Investment Models for Affordable Housing and Community Facilities

A new paper by Clean Energy Group describes emerging finance models to address the energy equity challenge and to level the financing playing field. The paper, “Owning the Benefits of Solar+Storage: New Ownership and Investment Models for Affordable Housing and Community Facilities,” explores additional ownership and financing options for solar+storage projects and low-income communities beyond direct ownership and conventional leasing models. It makes a simple point: there are ownership and financing strategies that can provide many of the economic and other benefits of direct ownership, while overcoming some of the risks and barriers that direct ownership may entail for many project developers.

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Total Energy Checklist - Handout

How can each of us save $$ on our energy bills? This editable checklist provides concrete actions that each of us can take to reduce our energy bills, make our homes more comfortable, and reduce our carbon footprint. It organizes these actions across heat, electricity and transportation, and arranges them from "no cost" to "big savings".

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