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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 »

March 2015
Deploying Distributed Energy Storage: Near-Term Regulatory Considerations to Maximize Benefits

In partnership with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP, EQ Research contributed to this report, which offers independent insight on how to address challenges and opportunities related to distributed energy storage. read more »

March 2015
Solar Power Purchase Agreements: A Toolkit for Local Governments

In partnership with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP, EQ Research contributed to this comprehensive toolkit on retail solar PPAs to help overcome the common challenges and costs associated with these transactions. read more »

November 2013
2013 RPS Legislation: Gauging the Impacts

Despite numerous challenges, 2013 represented a year of overall progress for state RPS policies. This article quantifies the impacts of RPS legislation enacted by states. read more »

April 2013
The Report of My Death Was an Exaggeration: Renewables Portfolio Standards Live On

In this report, we took inventory of RPS legislation considered by U.S. states in 2013. The report concluded that despite attacks on existing RPS policies around the country, states continued to advance their renewables pursuits. read more »



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