Customers can garner extra energy bill savings from programs that combine efficiency, solar, and storage (EE/Solar+) in a single comprehensive offering. These programs also open new value streams for utilities, increase grid resilience, and curtail greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. So why are they so rare? This report surveys the landscape of existing EE/Solar+ programs and pilots, analyzes the barriers they face, and highlights nine current groundbreaking offerings from utilities and independent service providers. It concludes with strategies that utilities, program administrators, and policymakers can use to help EE/Solar+ programs better serve customers at all income levels.
ACEEE 26th Feb 2020 read more »