This section includes additional information and resources on stakeholder engagement as well as including solar in transportation plans.


This report is intended to help local governments learn more about the opportunities available to them in solar-powered electric vehicle charging and navigate the policy and regulatory environment surrounding this technology.

Solar in Transportation Toolkit

The integration of solar technology can help meet a number of goals related to transportation and energy, yet the use of solar in transportation is still in the nascent stages for many communities. As a result, there is tremendous opportunity for future growth in this area. Solar energy can help your region meet air quality Read More »

The Role of Municipal Utilities in Driving Solar Development

Municipal utilities have been at the forefront of solar development in many ways, ranging from early incentive programs to recent community shared solar programs. This brief by the Solar Foundation explores the nature of municipal utilities and how their governance grants them the flexibility to pursue solar independently, examines the advantages and disadvantages of municipal Read More »

Houston Solar America Cities Podcast

Jennifer Ronk, a Research Scientist with the Houston Advanced Research Center, discusses Houston’s work as one of the Department of Energy’s 25 Solar America Cities, its successes, challenges, and lessons learned, as well as where she sees solar as part of Houston’s future. To learn more about Houston’s work as a Solar America City, visit

Integrating Solar Toolkit

The Integrating Solar into Existing Activities Toolkit provides step-by-step instructions on how to integrate solar into your communities’ existing activities and priorities. The toolkit was created by the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC). View the Integrating Solar into Existing Activities Toolkit.

Solar Panels in Right-of-Way

Learn how the Town of Carver, Massachusetts used a public-private partnership to install solar panels in their right-of-way.