Earlier this month, the USDOE released a guide to department solar resources for both local governments and consumers.
Earlier this month, the US Department of Energy released a guide outlining solar resources for both local governments and consumers. The guide is easy to follow and breaks down everything from federal financing programs to programs that offer more technical assistance. Nationally, solar energy is the fastest-growing and most affordable source of new electricity. County governments should expect to be dealing with solar in one form or another for many years to come.
Local, state, and federal government entities in the United States looking to procure solar for themselves or make it easier for their communities to install solar can utilize best practices and resources already developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.
Local Government Resource Highlights:
- Guide to Solar Development
- Community Solar and Low Income Utility Allowances
- Energy-Related Federal Financial Assistance Programs
- Solar Technical Assistance
- Large Scale Solar Siting