Resource Type Description
Reports PDF (3.93 MB)

June 8, 2017 - by Diana Chace & Nate Hausman, CESA

Consumer Protection for Community Solar: A Guide for States

This guide discusses consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states can play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (6.10 MB)

May 15, 2017 - by Bentham Paulos (PaulosAnalysis) for CESA

Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to Low-Income Consumers

This guide outlines the obstacles that low-income households face in accessing solar power and provides a detailed overview of strategies that policymakers and government agencies can use to encourage low-income solar adoption. Read more »

Project: Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (9.40 MB)

March 13, 2017 - by Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy States Alliance

Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide seeks to provide state and municipal officials with information to develop effective solar and battery storage (solar+storage) policies and programs that benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. It explores a range of policy approaches that have been successfully employed and provides program examples from states that have made LMI access to these technologies a priority. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (5.83 MB)

January 30, 2017 - by Beren Argetsinger (Keyes & Fox LLP) and Benjamin Inskeep (EQ Research LLC), for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Standards and Requirements for Solar Equipment, Installation, and Licensing and Certification: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide is intended as a starting point for program managers in states or municipalities who are developing or revising standards and requirements for installation, licensing and certification, equipment, and warranties for solar PV equipment and systems. Read more »

Project: Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (Link)

January 3, 2017 - by Travis Lowder, NREL, for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Publicly Supported Solar Loan Programs: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This guide describes general factors state and municipal governments should consider when assessing whether to launch a public solar loan program, explains various loan program design elements, and offers several case studies. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (Link)

November 8, 2016 - by Warren Leon, Clean Energy States Alliance

Solar Information for Consumers: A Guide for States

This guide explains why states should provide consumer information on solar, describes the types of information that can be useful, and points out existing educational efforts by states and other entities that provide models and useful resource information. Read more »

Project: States Advancing Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (10MB)

July 8, 2016 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

Directory of State Clean Energy Programs and Policies for Low-Income Residents

This document surveys current and planned state activities that seek to bring the benefits of clean energy to low-income residents and communities. It focuses primarily on clean energy generation, but also covers some energy-efficiency initiatives. It does not include low-income weatherization programs. Read more »

Project: Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities, Sustainable Solar Education Project