Resources

Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Toolkit Guide: Installation Checklist for Residential and Nonresidential

The installation checklists are comprehensive documents intended for use by installers, developers, and electrical contractors. The checklists include step-by-step guidance from pre-installation work to coordination with the local utility and jurisdiction.

  July 2017
 

Achieving Zero Net Energy Goals with Energy Storage

This webinar covered energy storage technology basics and how it relates to ZNE, information on energy storage incentives through the recently revised Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), and a discussion of two recent case studies from prominent California energy storage developers and customers.

  June 2017
 

Targeting EV Consumer Segments & Incentivizing Dealers

This presentation was delivered as part of a panel on “Strengthening EV Outreach & Education” at the EV Roadmap 10 Conference in Portland, Oregon. It describes 1) consumer research aimed at growing markets for electric vehicles, and 2) incentivizing dealers. For additional information visit: http://evroadmapconference.com/program/

  June 2017
 

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: Summary Documentation of the Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey, 2013-2015 Edition

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project’s EV Consumer Survey (2013-2015 edition) collected data from 19,460 rebated consumers who purchased or leased their vehicles from September 2012 through May 2015. This summary documentation describes the survey implementation process. It also provides tables summarizing the responses to each survey question that have been weighted to better represent 91,085 program participants during the survey administration period.

  June 2017
 

Evaluating the Connecticut Dealer Incentive for Electric Vehicle Sales

The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program provides a consumer rebate of up to $5,000 for the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV) and a dealer incentive of $300 for each rebated vehicle. The dealer incentive feature is unique among statewide EV rebate programs and has generated interest among EV market stakeholders nationwide. In 2016, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) conducted a study to understand how the CHEAPR dealer incentive is distributed and used by dealerships, and to explore its effectiveness in promoting the development of the EV market.

  June 2017
 

How to Connect with a Solar Contractor

CSE recommends contacting and evaluating at least three contractors and their bids before selecting one to install your system. Consider the video tips and best practices.

  June 2017
 

Solar Panels & Inverters

PV panels can be evaluated by cost, efficiency and power capacity. Typically the higher the power rating and efficiency, the higher the panel cost.

  June 2017
 

What is Solar Electricity

The video explains how solar electricity is produced, where the energy flows, and the bill-crediting mechanism known as "Net Energy Metering".

  June 2017
 

Achieving Zero Net Energy Goals with Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

This webinar covers CHP technology basics, CHP as it relates to ZNE, and present additional resources available for successful CHP implementation. Speakers provide a general overview of the CHP technology, as well as the impacts of CHP on their energy use and provide lessons learned regarding the use of CHP as a tool to meet their ZNE goals.

  June 2017
 

Maximizing the Grid Benefits of Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage

Four financial signals can unlock the value of distributed energy storage systems

  June 2017
 

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