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Solar Power Purchase Agreements: a Toolkit for Local Governments

April 13, 2015

In an effort to reduce solar soft costs and assist local governments and other public entities seeking to install and finance rooftop solar systems, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has developed a comprehensive toolkit on retail solar power purchase agreements (PPAs). Under the PPA model, a third party owns a solar energy system located on the Read More »

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Solar Fundamentals – Vol. 1: Technology

February 18, 2015

Under the Department of Energy’s Solar Outreach Partnership, SEPA undertook this effort–as the first in a series of educational publications–to assist those seeking to become more familiar with the solar industry. To lead the series, a focus on solar technology basics is placed in the forefront. The Solar Fundamentals: Technology report (Solar Fundamentals – Vol. 1: Read More »

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Toolkit: Installing Solar on K-12 Schools

February 3, 2015

Following the release of The Solar Foundation’s Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools under the SolarOPs program, our team has been working to help more K-12 public schools go solar through our technical assistance program. As part of this effort, we have developed a Toolkit for Installing Solar on K-12 Schools to Read More »

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Going Solar in America: Ranking Solar’s Value to Consumers in America’s Largest Cities

January 7, 2015

Most Americans are unaware of the true financial value of solar today. Seen by many as a technological luxury, solar energy is not seriously considered as an option by most homeowners in the U.S. In this report, the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center analyzed the financial value of solar to residential customers in America’s 50 Read More »

Survey: Modified JEDI Solar PV Model

October 19, 2014

The Solar Foundation (TSF), under the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, is in the process of contracting with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a modified version of the Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Solar PV model. The JEDI models are free, user-friendly tools that estimate the economic impacts of Read More »

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Solar Powering Your Community

December 12, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy developed this comprehensive resource to assist local governments and stakeholders in building sustainable local solar markets. Click here to access the PDF.

Model Solar Guidelines: A Resource for Arizona Homeowners’ Associations to Facilitate Solar Projects

April 23, 2016

Model HOA solar design guidelines developed specifically for Arizona communities – that allow for solar installations to occur in a way that balances homeowners’ ability to install solar energy systems and legitimate community concerns about these systems. To view the full document, please click here.

Model Solar Guidelines: A Resource for Florida Homeowners’ Associations to Facilitate Solar Projects

April 23, 2016

Model HOA solar design guidelines developed specifically for Florida communities – that allow for solar installations to occur in a way that balances homeowners’ ability to install solar energy systems and legitimate community concerns about these systems. To view the full document, click here.

Model Solar Guidelines: A Resource for Texas Homeowners’ Associations to Facilitate Solar Projects

April 23, 2016

Model HOA solar design guidelines developed specifically for Texas communities – that allow for solar installations to occur in a way that balances homeowners’ ability to install solar energy systems and legitimate community concerns about these systems. To view the full document, click here.

Model Solar Guidelines: A Resource for New Jersey Homeowners’ Associations to Facilitate Solar Projects

April 23, 2016

Model HOA solar design guidelines developed specifically for New Jersey communities – that allow for solar installations to occur in a way that balances homeowners’ ability to install solar energy systems and legitimate community concerns about these systems. To view the full document, please click here.