State and Local Solar Policies

Solar related policies that have been or could be adopted by state and local policy makers, including state-based incentives, solar portfolio standards, and net-metering legislation.

PV Training for Code Officials

 

Solar Structural Guidelines for Building Officials and Permitting Staff (Code Officials)

 

Streamlining Solar Permitting in Your City

 

How Vermont Brought Solar Permitting Costs Down to Zero

 

PV Online Training Course Updated

 

Wellinghoff + Tong: Why fixed charges are a false fix to the utility industry’s solar challenges

 

Rethinking Fixed Charges and Standby Fees: Regulatory and Rate Design Pathways to Deeper Solar Cost Reductions

 

Shaping the Future of Energy: New York’s Perspective (with Richard Kauffman)

 

Why Hawaii's Solar Energy Industry is at a Crossroads

 

Data Not Drama in California: Costs & Benefits of Net Metering

 

NREL Solar Technical Assistance Team - How they Can Help You

 

Solar Power Purchase Agreements: A Toolkit for Local Governments

 

Policy Driver

What are the main policies driving solar growth?

While there are many different solar related policies on the federal, state, and local levels, the three most important and impactful solar policy drivers are the federal 30-percent Investment Tax

net metering

What is “net metering” and why are people arguing about it?

Net energy metering (NEM) is a policy adopted in more than 40 states and the District of Columbia that allows electricity consumers to sell excess electricity generated from their solar p