Solar Energy Innovation Network Publications

Browse publications produced by utilities, governments, nonprofits, and other stakeholders in the Solar Energy Innovation Network (SEIN). These project outputs can help others learn from or apply the solutions developed.

The resources below are outputs from SEIN projects. Most were authored by the multistakeholder teams leading those projects. For more information about the various SEIN projects, see the Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3 pages.

The resources that were published by an organization other than NREL do not necessarily represent the work or views of NREL.

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Advancing Electric System Resilience With Distributed Energy Resources: A Review of State Policies National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners 1 Solar PV for Advanced System Resilience and Restoration 2020 Resilience, distributed energy resources state public utility commissions; utility investments; resilience benefits; NARUC
Economics of Solar With Storage for Municipal Buildings in the City of Orlando NREL 1 Orlando: Renewable and Resilient 2019 Solar plus, modeling and analysis Technical; economic; potential; Florida; PV; photovoltaic; storage; battery storage; PV+Storage; cost-effective; FL
Evaluating Distributed Generation Economics (EDGE) Tool Sustainable City University of New York 2 Overcoming Barriers to Community Shared Solar Plus Storage 2021 Community solar, solar plus, road map, distributed energy resources, commercial-scale solar economic; solar+storage; urban; rooftop solar; NYC; community distributed generation; CUNY; tool
Charting a Path for Reliable, Resilient and Affordable Clean Energy: A Roadmap for Three Communities in Utah Utah Clean Energy 1 Renewable Electricity Impacts and Solutions in Utah 2020 Resilience, solar procurement, distributed energy resources, road map DERs; DER; utility-scale solar; 100% renewable; UT; roadmap
The Value of Resilience for Distributed Energy Resources: An Overview of Current Analytical Practices National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners 1 Solar PV for Advanced System Resilience and Restoration 2019 Resilience, distributed energy resources DERs; DER; cost-benefit analysis; decision-making analysis; natural disasters; cybersecurity; vulnerability; value
Advancing Electric System Resilience With Distributed Energy Resources: Key Questions and Resources National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners 1 Solar PV for Advanced System Resilience and Restoration 2020 Resilience, distributed energy resources state regulation; resilience; regulators; DERs; DER; policy; NARUC
State Strategies for Valuing Distributed Energy Resources in Cost-Effective Locations Clean Energy States Alliance 1 Multistate Initiative To Develop Solar in Locations that Provide Benefits to the Grid 2020 Distributed energy resources, electric vehicle supply equipment DERs; DER; state policy; regulatory policy; value; CESA; EVSE
Solar Power + Electric Vehicle Charging: Capturing Synergies in Minnesota Great Plains Institute 1 Technological and Market Deployment Synergies Between EVs and Solar DG Using EV Charging to Add Value to Distributed Solar 2020 Solar plus, electric vehicle supply equipment marketplace barriers; transportation; greenhouse gas emissions; government; state; local; charging; EV; Minnesota; GPI; EVSE; MN
Navigating Options for Transportation Electrification and Solar Charging Montana Renewable Energy Association 1 Montana Solar Powered Community Transportation Initiative 2020 Solar plus, electric vehicle supply equipment road map; roadmap; electric transportation; EV; electric vehicles; EVSE; EV supply equipment; charging stations; distributed solar
Distributed Rate Design: A Review of Early Approaches and Practical Considerations for Value of Solar Tariffs The Electricity Journal 1 Multistate Initiative To Develop Solar in Locations that Provide Benefits to the Grid 2019 Rate design New York; California; value; tariff flexibility; NY; CA
Current Developments in Retail Rate Design: Implication for Solar and Other Distributed Energy Resources Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 1 N/A 2019 Rate design, distributed energy resources rate design; DER; DERs; trends; load buildings; demand chargers; net-metering; Evs; electric vehicles; rates; LBNL
Capturing More Value From Combinations of PV and Other Distributed Energy Resources Regulatory Assistance Project 1 N/A 2019 Solar plus, distributed energy resources photovoltaic; DERs; DER; metering; communications; data system; rate design; non-wires alternatives; NWAs; RAP
Blackstart of Power Grids With Inverter-Based Resources NREL 1 Solar PV for Advanced System Resilience and Restoration 2020 Modeling and analysis black start; model; simulation; technical feasibility; inductive loads
Economics of Solar With Storage for Municipal Sites in the City of San Diego NREL 1 Analysis of Distributed Solar Potential in San Diego 2019 Solar plus, modeling and analysis Technical; economic; potential; California; PV; photovoltaic; storage; battery storage; PV+Storage; cost-effective; CA
Evaluating Utility Costs Savings for EV Charging Infrastructure NREL 1 Technological and Market Deployment Synergies Between EVs and Solar DG Using EV Charging to Add Value to Distributed Solar 2019 Electric vehicle supply equipment Reopt; techno-economic decision support; EV; Electric Vehicles; charging stations; PV; Photovoltaics; storage; grid electricity; lifecycle costs; EVSE
Economics of Solar PV and Stationary Storage for Electric Bus Charging in Missoula, Montana NREL 1 Montana Solar Powered Community Transportation Initiative 2019 Solar plus, electric vehicle supply equipment Photovoltaics; EV; EV Charging; Charging stations; analysis; cost; techno-economic; lithium-ion battery storage; fleet; EVSE; MT
Solar HBCU Innovation in Microgrids and Resiliency With Solar + Storage Groundswell, Inc. 2 Creating an Innovative Urban Energy Resiliency Hub 2021 Resilience, distributed energy resources, solar plus Atlanta; energy burden; urban energy resiliency hubs; microgrid; solar +storage
Community Solar and Community Solar + Storage: A Roadmap of Barriers and Solutions for Commercial Systems in NYC Sustainable City University of New York 2 Overcoming Barriers to Community Shared Solar Plus Storage 2021 Community solar, solar plus, road map, distributed energy resources, commercial-scale solar roadmap; solar+storage; urban; rooftop solar; NYC; community distributed generation; CUNY
Institutional and Policy Landscape for Solar-Plus-Storage Deployment by Electric Cooperatives North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center 2 "Solar-Plus" for Electric Cooperatives: Guidance and Documents for High-Value Procurement and Operations 2021 Solar procurement, solar plus solar+storage; electric cooperatives; co-ops; energy storage; co-location; policy; urban markets; investor-owned; front of the meter; utilities; IOUs; utility; local government
SPECs Early-Stage Decision Model: User Manual North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center 2 "Solar-Plus" for Electric Cooperatives: Guidance and Documents for High-Value Procurement and Operations 2021 Model/tool, solar procurement, solar plus solar+storage; batter storage; decision model; excel-based spreadsheet; value; project design and planning; demand charge; solar power purchase agreement; PPA; energy storage service agreement; ESA; System Advisor Model; SAM; analysis
Clear Sky Toolkit: Decision Support User Guide Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage 2021 Model/tool, solar plus, resilience solar+storage; disaster preparedness; mitigation ; local government; community partners; FL; Florida
Hillsborough County Clear Sky Assessment Process: Prioritizing Solar + Storage for Resilient Facilities and Communities Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage 2021 Resilience, solar plus case study; solar+storage; local government; FL; Florida
City of Largo Clear Sky Assessment Process: Prioritizing Solar + Storage for Resilient Facilities and Communities Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage 2021 Resilience, solar plus case study; solar+storage; local government; FL; Florida
Manatee County Clear Sky Assessment Process: Prioritizing Solar + Storage for Resilient Facilities and Communities Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage 2021 Resilience, solar plus case study; solar+storage; local government; FL; Florida
Pinellas County Clear Sky Assessment Process: Prioritizing Solar + Storage for Resilient Facilities and Communities Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage 2021 Resilience, solar plus case study; solar+storage; local government; FL; Florida
Clear Sky Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay Regional Policy Landscape Analysis (Florida Energy Resilience Policy Landscape) Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage 2021 Resilience, solar plus solar+storage; policy; toolkit; planning; energy markets; disaster preparedness; emergency management; utility-scale; FL; Florida
Clear Sky Tampa Bay: Project and Toolkit Overview - Resilience-Based Resources for Assessing Solar + Storage on Critical Facilities Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage 2021 Resilience, solar procurement, distributed energy resources toolkit; solar+storage; resilience; disaster preparedness; mitigation ; local government; community partners; policy; DER; FL; Florida
Clean Sky Decision Support Template Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage 2021 Model/tool, solar plus, resilience excel-based; solar+storage; emergency management; utility; analysis; decision support; model
Solar-Plus for Electric Co-ops Early-Stage Decision Model Solar Value Project 2 "Solar-Plus" for Electric Cooperatives: Guidance and Documents for High-Value Procurement and Operations 2021 Model/tool, solar procurement, solar plus excel-based; solar+storage; model; utility; planning; economic
Use of Operating Agreements and Energy Storage to Reduce Photovoltaic Interconnection Costs: Technical and Economic Analysis NREL 2 Evaluating the Use of Energy Storage To Manage Solar Interconnection Costs 2022 Distributed energy resources, interconnection Rhode Island, rural, operating envelope, pv, grid upgrade
Use of Operating Agreements and Energy Storage To Reduce Photovoltaic Interconnection Costs: Conceptual Framework NREL 2 Evaluating the Use of Energy Storage To Manage Solar Interconnection Costs 2022 Distributed energy resources, interconnection Rhode Island, rural, operating envelope, pv, grid upgrade
Reopt Lite Overview - Resilience Analysis: Clear Sky Tampa Bay NREL 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience through Solar Plus Storage 2022 Model/tool, resilience; solar plus reopt, PV, solar photovoltaics, battery energy storage, energy storage, toolkit, solar sites, reopt light, tampa bay, clear sky
Community Planning for Solar Toolkit University of Massachusetts Amherst 2 Community-Informed Proactive Solar Siting and Financing in Massachusetts 2022 Model/tool, Solar procurement, rural solar, community solar, siting rural, siting, financing, community, outreach, education, ownership, massachusetts, solar photovoltaics, PV siting
Severe Weather Considerations for Siting Solar PV Systems Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience through Solar Plus Storage 2022 Siting, resilience PV, solar photovoltaics, siting, tampa bay, clear sky, extreme weather, hurricane, snow, severe weather, wind, hail, flood
Best Practices and Considerations for Siting Battery Storage Systems Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2 Clear Sky Tampa Bay: A Regional Framework for Enhancing Resilience through Solar Plus Storage 2022 Solar plus, distributed energy resources, siting, resilience PV, solar photovoltaics, siting, resilience, extreme weather, battery energy storage, energy storage, tampa bay, clear sky, severe weather, shutdown, safety

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