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 States. While it targets local government personnel, the toolkit should be useful to a diverse audience including solar installers, customers, and advocates. The toolkit is intended to provide readers with many of the key resources necessary to understand both the basics of major policy types and some of the important nuances that should be considered when promoting or implementing such policies.
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