Legal Framework for Solar Energy

Author:  Paddock, LeRoy | Grinlinton, David | Burton, Stacy | Alison, Brunejes | Heaven, Geoffrey | Zubair, Sarah
Organization:  GW Solar Institute
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This paper explores much of the legal framework described that determines the competitiveness of solar energy in the market, but excludes tax incentives. Legal issues explored in the paper include the regulation of third party sales, land use and zoning regulations, transmission line siting, feed-in tariffs, and renewable energy portfolios.