Solar Deployment Guidebook

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december 2018

To assist states and localities in accelerating solar adoption, the U.S Climate Alliance (USCA) partnered with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) to elevate crucial strategies and tools for state and local governments to reduce the non-hardware costs of solar development. To achieve this goal the project team has conducted a comprehensive literature review and analysis of existing solar best practices publications to inform the development of the USCA Solar Deployment Guidebook: A Resource for State and Local Governments. This Guidebook was written for state and local governments to identify gaps and opportunities for innovation in local solar market design; provide sample local policy and program frameworks, applications, and language; include local solar policy decision making considerations and planning scenarios; and point states and localities to additional state, federal, and private resources. Download the guidebook below, and learn more about NASEO’s work here.