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Reports PDF (2.09 MB)

April 27, 2018 - by Diana Chace (CESA) for the DC Office of the People's Counsel

A DC Consumer's Guide to Going Solar

This guide aims to help DC consumers make an informed decision in considering whether to install a solar energy system in their home. Read more »

Project: Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (2 MB)

January 31, 2018 - by Jeffrey J. Cook and Lori Bird, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Unlocking Solar for Low-and Moderate-Income Residents: A Matrix of Financing Options by Resident, Provider, and Housing Type

This report identifies the most promising strategies state policymakers might consider using to finance PV for low- and moderate-income customers. Read more »

Project: Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (5.72 MB)

January 17, 2018 - by Diana Chace (CESA) and David Comis (MEA) for the Maryland Energy Administration

A Maryland Consumer's Guide to Solar

The Maryland Energy Administration and the Clean Energy States Alliance have developed a Maryland Consumers Guide to Solar, designed to be a resource for Maryland residents considering home solar photovoltaic systems. Read more »

Project: Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

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: Solar, 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: 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: Solar, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (Link )

October 28, 2016 - by Nate Hausman

New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership: Accomplishments, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations

This is the final report for the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership. It offers the public insights about project accomplishments, successes, lessons learned, and recommendations for future actions. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Solar

Reports PDF (link)

September 28, 2016 - by Diana Chace, Clean Energy States Alliance & Clay Mitchell, University of New Hampshire

A Vermonter’s Guide to Residential Solar

A comprehensive guide has been developed to provide information to Vermonters interested in installing a residential solar PV system. This guide was produced by CESA for the Vermont Public Service Department. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Solar

Reports PDF (link)

September 28, 2016 - by CESA

Una Guía Práctica de Financiación Solar Para Dueños de Casa

This is a Spanish translation of CESA's 2015 publication, "A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs." Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Solar

Reports Link (PDF )

February 29, 2016 - by Leigh Seddon, L.W. Seddon, LLC., for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Vermont Solar Cost Study: A Report on Photovoltaic System Cost and Performance Differences Based on Design and Siting Factors

This report analyzes installation cost and performance differences between different types of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Vermont. It examines solar facilities built on existing buildings, on new structures such as parking lot canopies, and projects built on open pasture land. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Solar