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Resources for category "Solar Consumer Protection"

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Reports Link (Report)

November 28, 2018 - by Nate Hausman, CESA

A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs

This guide will help homeowners navigate the complex landscape of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system financing. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Solar Consumer Protection

Reports PDF (link)

September 28, 2018 - 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 Consumer Protection

Reports PDF (8.67 MB)

August 2, 2018 - by Nate Hausman, Georgena Terry, and Justin Cooper - CESA

State Solar Contract Disclosure Requirements

This report examines existing state solar contract disclosure policies and explores some of the areas of commonality and divergence among these state policies. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

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 Consumer Protection, 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 Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (Video)

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Rooftop Solar Financing 101 (video)

This video introduces three common solar financing methods: loans, leases, and power purchase agreements (PPAs) and briefly explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (Video)

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Choosing a Solar Installer (video)

This video offers advice for customers in selecting a solar contractor, questions that customers should ask a solar contractor, and information that should be included in a solar contractor’s bid. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (Video )

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Will Solar Panels Save You Money? (video)

This video discusses key questions homeowners should explore when assessing whether going solar makes financial sense, including how the cost of solar compares to savings from solar, how the federal tax credit works, and the extent to which a homeowner’s electricity bill can be offset by solar. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, 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 Consumer Protection, 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: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project