Accelerating the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid

Through technical, policy, and project development expertise

Making clean local energy accessible now

The Clean Coalition's vision

From 2025 onward, at least 25% of all electricity generated from newly added generation capacity in the United States will be from local renewable energy sources.

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Staging Community Microgrids

A key part of getting to 25% local renewables, Community Microgrids provide an unparalleled trifecta of economic, environmental, and resilience benefits to communities.

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Unleashing wholesale distributed generation

To get to 25%, we're working to unleash a vastly untapped market in the US, wholesale distributed generation (WDG) — often commercial-scale solar.

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Our work

Our programs and policy work is detailed below. See highlights of our work here.

Creating groundbreaking models

The Clean Coalition designs and stages cutting-edge Community Microgrid projects that can be replicated in any utility service territory. By showcasing the value and feasibility of these projects, and the vast potential for siting distributed energy resources in the built environment, we’re helping proliferate clean local energy.

Grounding our work in real-world projects

At the Clean Coalition, we base our work on concrete project experience. The projects we design highlight the regulatory and policy issues that are impeding the development of clean local energy projects, and the tools and best practices needed to overcome those barriers.


Removing barriers to clean local energy

California is poised to bring significantly more clean local energy online. But some serious hurdles remain. The Clean Coalition is working to overcome these — streamlining the wholesale distributed generation (WDG) interconnection process, helping plan for more WDG on the grid, and fixing the system for assessing Transmission Access Charges.

Showing the value of clean local energy

Currently, the full value and benefits of WDG are not recognized and compensated in procurement processes. The Clean Coalition is working to fix this. In addition, with our unique combination of technical, economic, and policy expertise, we’re showing that solar+storage can cost-effectively obviate the need for gas peaker plants. 



How the Clean Coalition can help your community

Analysis and planning

Our Solar Siting Surveys, plus interconnection and other analyses, show the value of clean local energy.

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Program design

Our innovative Feed-In Tariff designs, local development business plans, and RFPs help proliferate clean local energy.

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Project design

Our designs and implementations of Community Microgrids can be cost-effectively replicated across the US.

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Recent news

The latest in clean local energy

Learn about our innovative projects and initiatives on our blog, and see what others are reporting about our important work.


What? Only Utility Microgrids?

Microgrid Knowledge reports on the Clean Coalition's comments to the CPUC in regards to a recent proposed decision.

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Press release: The Clean Coalition is featured in The Giving List, joining a select group…

Inclusion in this curated philanthropic publication will help the Clean Coalition continue delivering economic, environmental, and resilience benefits to communities throughout California and beyond from renewables-driven microgrids.

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How schools are combatting climate change, from green schoolyards to solar power

ABC News reports on the Clean Coalition's role in bringing solar and Solar Microgrids to Santa Barbara Unified School District sites.

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Upcoming events

Webinar: Local solar’s role in reaching 100% U.S. clean power by 2035 – Wednesday 17 November 2021

Investing in Climate Action for Jobs, Health, and Equity webinar #1: The Human and Economic Costs of Inaction – Thursday 18 November 2021

Save Rooftop Solar to Save Desert Lands – Thursday 18 November 2021

Intersolar North America | Energy Storage North America – 13-15 January 2022