June 2022: A Review

This month in energy saw the Department of Energy investing $6 billion to seedling solar energy research, DOE announcing a $504.4 million loan to the Advanced Clean Energy Storage Project, and a Biden administration proposal for new standards on its program to build a national network of 500,000 EV charging stations by 2030.

Read more below.


 
Department of Energy Invests $6 Million in

Seedling Solar Research Projects

The Department of Energy selected 19 projects that aim to pursue early-stage ideas in solar research and development. Spanning 13 states, these projects would support the administration’s goal of addressing climate change by speeding up solar energy innovation and deployment.
 
 

Publications on Solar Energy

The Future of Energy Storage
Resource
May 23, 2022
MIT Energy Initiative
U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing
Resource
May 5, 2022
Congressional Research Service
Grid Codes for Renewable Powered Systems
Resource
April 21, 2022
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Shining Cities 2022: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy
Resource
April 19, 2022
Environment America, Frontier Group
Solar Energy, Modern Slavery and the Just Transition
Resource
March 29, 2022
University of Nottingham Rights Lab
Factsheet: Tariff Petition Threatens the American Clean Energy Economy
Resource
March 28, 2022
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Renewable Energy Resource Assessment Information for the United States
Resource
March 23, 2022
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Rooftop Solar Incentives Remain Effective for Low- and Moderate-Income Adoption
Resource
March 21, 2022
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Solar Market Insight Report 2021 Year in Review: Executive Summary
Resource
March 11, 2022
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Wood Mackenzie
Community Solar Funding and Financing Options: A Primer for State Energy Officials and LIHEAP Program Directors
Resource
March 7, 2022
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA)
Keys Elements to Consider for a Low- and Moderate- Income Community Solar Project
Resource
March 7, 2022
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
Inclusive Shared Solar Initiative: Guiding Principles and Model Program
Resource
March 6, 2022
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA)

 

Department of Energy Announcement of Major Loan to Facility Creating and Storing Clean Hydrogen

The Department of Energy will make a $504.4 million loan to the Advanced Clean Energy Storage Project in Delta, Utah. The loan is the first loan guarantee for a new clean energy project that the Energy Department’s Loan Program Office has issued since 2014.
 
Recording
February 16, 2022
Discussion
October 29, 2018
 

Publications on Energy Storage

The Future of Energy Storage
Resource
May 23, 2022
MIT Energy Initiative
Storage Futures Study: Key Learnings for the Coming Decades
Resource
May 19, 2022
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Electricity Sector Policy Reforms to Support Efficient Decarbonization
Resource
April 8, 2022
MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
Maine Energy Storage Market Assessment
Resource
March 30, 2022
Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)
Properties of Deeply Decarbonized Electric Power Systems with Storage
Resource
February 25, 2022
MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
Integrating Distributed Solar and Storage: The Keystones of a Modern Grid
Resource
February 17, 2022
Coalition for Community Solar Access, Local Solar for All
Net-Zero Power: Long Duration Energy Storage for a Renewable Grid
Resource
January 18, 2022
Long Duration Energy Storage Council (LDES), McKinsey & Company
Storage Futures Study: Grid Operational Impacts of Widespread Storage Deployment
Resource
January 18, 2022
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Pumped Storage Hydropower Capabilities and Costs
Resource
September 16, 2021
International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower (IFPSH)
Clean Hydrogen: A Versatile Tool for Decarbonization
Resource
September 9, 2021
Rhodium Group
BloombergNEF New Energy Outlook 2021
Resource
August 27, 2021
BloombergNEF
Energy Storage Policy Best Practices from New England: Ten Lessons from Six States
Resource
August 5, 2021
Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy States Alliance

 
Biden Administration Announces Standards to make EV

Charging  Stations Accessible

The Biden administration proposed new standards for its program to install a network of half a million EV charging stations by 2030. Biden officials said the proposal will help create the foundation for states to expand charging station projects that are accessible to all. The standards will ensure a connected network of chargers will similar payment options, pricing information, and charging speeds. The rule mandates real time information on station pricing and location to better allow driver trip planning.
 
 

Publications on EV Infrastructure

Advancing Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Adoption: Policy Recommendations for Improved Energy Security and Resilience
Resource
June 15, 2022
Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), Electrification Coalition
Electric Vehicles Roadmap Initiative
Resource
June 30, 2021
Western Governors' Association
Economic Impact of Stimulus Investment in Transportation Electrification
Resource
June 16, 2021
Advanced Energy Economy, Analysis Group
Grid Impacts of Highway Electric Vehicle Charging and the Role for Mitigation via Energy Storage
Resource
February 10, 2021
MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
Utility Best Practices for EV Infrastructure Deployment
Resource
June 30, 2020
Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)