U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Use of Municipal Assistance Programs to Advance the Adoption of Solar Technologies (Note: Real One)

This report serves as a tool for municipalities and organizations that are exploring programs to facilitate the installation of solar energy technologies at the local level. The report discusses programs being implemented in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Madison. Program design considerations, lessons learned from program administrators, and recommendations to consider when designing a municipal assistance program are included, but no program design is prescribed. Recommendations should be customized to serve the needs of a specific market.

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May, 2009
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Sarah Truitt, Sentech, Inc., Kevin Lynn, U.S. Department of Energy