Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting and Inspection Best Practices - DRAFT

Background on Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) technology, common EVCS installation barriers and an overview of the existing permit submittal processes as well as best practice recommendations.

  Sep, 2015
Solar Thermal for Breweries and Microbreweries

A good energy strategy for brew‐making facilities combines energy efficiency, a boiler and solar thermal.

  Sep, 2015
MOR-EV Year One progress report

Read the Year One Final Report to learn more about MOR-EV progress including program outreach, operations, survey results and analysis. MOR-EV is a Massachusetts program that issues rebates to electric vehicle drivers.

  Aug, 2015
Legislation Signals Greater Use of Renewable Energy in Rail Transit Blog

A carbon-free rail system could “pull” California to clean energy goals.

  Aug, 2015
Plug-In San Diego Fact Sheet

In support of PEV adoption, the Center for Sustainable Energy and the San Diego Association of Governments launched Plug-In SD to provide local stakeholders strategic and technical guidance to help ensure the San Diego region is PEV ready.

  Aug, 2015
Local Leaders Discuss Jobs, Clean Energy & Public Participation Blog

Policies & technologies critical to the economics of sustainable energy.

  Aug, 2015
Second Life Battery: Final Long-Term Duty Cycle Report - Primary Frequency Response

This test report provides a summary of the complete long-term primary frequency response (PFR) duty cycle testing performed on the EnerDel Pack for two cycling periods and the A123 Module #5 for one cycling period.

  Jul, 2015
AB 2188: Implementation of the Solar Rights Act at the Local Level Guidebook

Intended to provide guidance for implementing AB 2188 with the California Solar Permitting Guidebook. This document also includes a stand-alone model ordinance that complies with the requirements of the Solar Rights Act.

  Jul, 2015
There are Many Ways to Reach a Clean Energy Future Blog

Combined heat and power can play a much larger role.

  Jul, 2015
AB 2188: Streamlining Solar Permitting in Your City Webinar

Webinar on implementing California's recently enacted AB 2188 that requires local governments to adopt ordinances creating streamlined permitting processes for small residential rooftop solar systems by September 30, 2015.

  Jun, 2015