Resources

State and Utility Policy

This section includes information and resources on distributed generation, net metering, and general policy documents.

Solar Policy Workshop Guide

This solar strategy guide is intended for local governments interested in improving local solar policies and developing the local market, but are unsure of where to begin. These steps will help your community review current practices and identify the greatest opportunities for improvement. To view the full document, please click here.

Solar Policy Tool Kit

Despite dramatic declines in recent years, upfront costs remain a significant barrier to increased deployment of solar technologies. The solar market is a policy-driven market, strongly influenced by policies meant to reduce upfront costs and increase the value of solar production. This toolkit provides clear and comprehensive information on major solar policies in the United Read More »

Greensboro Policy Workshop

On January 28, 2016, SolarOPs held a policy workshop for the City of Greensboro, NC.  This workshop provided an overview of solar market trends, as well as the policies currently in place from the federal to local level that affect solar development in Greensboro. Workshop presenters provided an in-depth look at Greensboro‘s solar policies and practices, Read More »

Springer Electric Cooperative: Utility-Owned Solar Without Tax Credits

Springer Electric Cooperative is a New Mexico utility that owns a competitively priced―comparable to third-party power purchase agreements―1MW PV system.

Solar Powering Your Community: Jackson, MS

This interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, provided actionable information on creating a local-level solar program in the Jackson region on August 5, 2015. Areas of focus included: energy planning to facilitate solar installations; state and local incentives for solar energy; innovative financing options for solar projects; and why solar is viable for the region. Case study examples highlighted successful practices and lessons learned from communities that have undertaken solar projects in these focus areas. Read more >>

Solar Powering Your Community: Raleigh, NC

This interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, provided actionable information on creating a local-level solar program in the Raleigh region on August 19, 2015. Areas of focus included: energy planning to facilitate solar installations; state and local incentives for solar energy; innovative financing options for solar projects; and why solar is viable for the region. Case study examples highlighted successful practices and lessons learned from communities that have undertaken solar projects in these focus areas. Read more>>

Solar Powering Your Community: Henderson, NC

This interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, provided actionable information on creating a local-level solar program in the Henderson region on August 20, 2015.

DELAWARE GOES SOLAR: A GUIDE FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

This guide provides comprehensive information for Delaware residents interested in installing a home solar energy system. Residents will learn about the basics of how solar photovoltaic systems work, how much they cost, options for financing a system, and how much customers can save by going solar. The guide breaks down expected savings for customers given Read More »

Solar Policy Workshop- Roswell, NM

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA) and the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center collaborated with The City of Roswell to provide a free policy workshop  to local government officials in  Roswell, NM.  This workshop was designed to provide an provide an in-depth look at Roswell’s solar policies and practices and Read More »

Solar Policy Workshop – Missoula, MT

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA) and the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center collaborated with The City of Missoula to provide a free policy workshop  to local government officials in  Missoula, MT.  This workshop was designed to provide an provide an in-depth look at Missoula’s solar policies and practices Read More »

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