Resources

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This section includes any additional resources on getting started with solar energy.

Solar Success Stories: How Resources Created Under The Solar Outreach Partnership Have Helped Communities Shine

Resources created under the Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs) help local governments and community members better understand solar markets, policy implications, and the benefits of going solar. This case study describes how four resources created under SolarOPs have made a tangible impact in helping communities accelerate solar adoption.

U.S. Solar Market Trends 2013

While relatively young, the solar market is an increasingly important and vital part of the American economy.  What are the trends in this booming market, and what forces are at work?  Which sectors of the market are strongest, and why? What are the prospects for solar energy in the near future? The list isn’t long and Read More »

Working with Stakeholders Toolkit

By providing local stakeholders with workshops, informative material, and committees to determine necessary policy changes, significant strides can be made in regional solar adoption. This toolkit created by the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) addresses how to engage stakeholders to promote solar friendly policies, increase awareness of solar energy solutions and facilitate the design Read More »

Solar Energy Resources List

APA has compiled a list of resources on planning-related aspects of solar energy implementation.

You can view the list here.

Website: SunShot Resource Center

The SunShot Resource Center provides a plethora of state-specific resources on solar technology and its implementation, including case studies, fact sheets, how-to guides, model ordinances, technical reports, and sample government documents.

To view this site, click here.

2011 ICMA Solar Survey Summary Results

Survey results cover challenges to solar energy development, local initiatives, permitting and interconnection, planning, and financing options.