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January 2017
Standards and Requirements for Solar Equipment, Installation, and Licensing and Certification: A Guide for States and Municipalities

A new guide co-authored by EQ Research provides policymakers with an overview of relevant codes, standards, and requirements affecting solar PV equipment, installation, and installer licensing and certification. read more »

January 2017
Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings

EQ Research contributed data to the Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index released by RILA, ITI, and Clean Edge. The new analysis ranks all 50 U.S. states on the ease with which America’s most recognizable brands can procure domestic renewable energy such as solar or wind for their operations. read more »

October 2016
Envisioning Pennsylvania’s Energy Future

EQ Research co-authored a report with Synapse Energy Economics for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network entitled Envisioning Pennsylvania’s Energy Future: Powering the Commonwealth’s Energy Needs with 100 Percent Renewables by 2050. read more »

October 2016
Comparing Utility Interconnection Timelines for Small-Scale Solar PV, 2nd Edition

Even as distributed PV systems become increasingly common, utilities’ interconnection processes are often lengthy and problematic. The 2nd edition of this report compares utilities’ interconnection timelines for both pre-construction application approval and post-construction permission to operate (PTO). read more »

September 2016
A Chronic Problem: Taming Energy Costs and Impacts from Marijuana Cultivation

Cultivation of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes is a growing source of energy consumption and carbon emissions, but several barriers prevent the industry from investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy. This white paper offers a series of recommendations to utilities, the public utility commissions that regulate them, state and local governments, and marijuana business associations to promote greener, more efficient energy use. read more »

May 2016
Clean Edge 2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index

EQ Research contributed data to Clean Edge’s 2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, which tracks and ranks the clean tech activities of all 50 states – from electric vehicles and renewables adoption to policy and investment activity. read more »

January 2016
Freeing the Grid 2015

In partnership with Vote Solar and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, EQ Research conducted research and analysis of state net metering and interconnection standards. Freeing the Grid is an annual report card that rates all 50 states on these two key clean energy policies. read more »

September 2015
The Great Guessing Game: How Much Net Metering Capacity is Left?

Weak reporting requirements for net metering in some U.S. states are needlessly creating murky market conditions for distributed solar PV and other renewables. This study describes net metering reporting requirements and practices in 13 U.S. states, and offers nine recommendations for improving such requirements and practices. read more »

July 2015
Comparing Utility Interconnection Timelines for Small-Scale Solar PV

Even as distributed PV systems become increasingly common, utilities’ interconnection processes are often lengthy and problematic. This report compares utilities’ interconnection timelines, with a focus on post-construction “permission to operate.” read more »

June 2015
Clean Edge 2015 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index

EQ Research contributed data to Clean Edge’s 2015 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, which tracks and ranks the clean tech activities of all 50 states – from electric vehicles and renewables adoption to policy and investment activity. read more »

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