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Homeowners

Powering Your Community With Solar: Overcoming Market and Implementation Barriers (Fact Sheet)

This document introduces the Energy Department's new Solarize Guidebook: A Community Guide to Collective Purchasing of Residential PV Systems. The guide is designed for 'green' consumers, utilities, local governments, and community groups who want to replicate the success of the Solarize Portland model, overcome barriers to implementation, and permanently transform the market for solar energy in their communities.

Increasing Community Access to Solar: Designing and Developing a Shared Solar Photovoltaic System (Fact Sheet)

This document introduces the Energy Department's new Guide to Community Shared Solar: Utility, Private, and Nonprofit Project Development. The guide is designed to help those who want to develop community shared solar projects - from community organizers and advocates to utility managers and government officials - navigate the process of developing shared systems, from early planning to implementation.

New Orleans Solar Calculator

The City of New Orleans and its partners provide this New Orleans Solar Calculator website as a public service to assist persons in estimating solar potential and the potential value of installing solar panels at locations in the City. The accuracy of any information contained in or calculated from this website is not warranted by the City or its partners. Additionally, the parties specifically do not represent, promise or guarantee that you will achieve the outcomes estimated by this site or that the estimated savings will be obtained.

Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States

Applicant Checklist for Solar Photovoltaic Installations

The city of Berkeley provies a complete list of requirements for residential solar PV installations.

Location:
Berkeley, California
United States

Residential Solar Photovoltaic Permit Guide

Using the abundant energy from the sun, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology converts sunlight directly into electricity. Increasing the amount of clean renewable energy is a critical component of the Berkeley community efforts to reduce green house gases.

Location:
Berkeley, California
United States

Applicant Checklist for Solar Thermal Hot Water Installations

The City of Berkeley provides a complete list of requirements in this checklist for solar thermal hot water installations.

Location:
Berkeley, California
United States

Residential Solar Thermal Hot Water Permit Guide

Solar thermal hot water is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly solar energy technology. Solar thermal can supply most of your hot water needs and can even be used to heat your home. Increasing the amount of clean renewable energy is a critical component of the Berkeley community efforts to reduce green house gases.

Location:
Berkeley, California
United States

A Program Plan for Photovoltaic Buildings in Florida

This document outlines plans developed by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) to support photovoltaic buildings application in the state through the first decade of the 21st century. The emphasis of this program is on identifying and increasing the value of rooftop systems to targeted end users through the use of application experiments.

Location:
Florida
United States

SmartSolar Site Report and Appendix - Sample

This site report provides SmartSolar’s identified opportunities for energy efficiency and solar projects, guides on how to move forward with these projects, and supporting documents.

In submitting these to our clients, the appendix is attached under separate cover.

Sacramento Ordinance to Waive Fees for Solar Hot Water

An ordinance suspending for the calendar years 2007-2009 all fees related to installations of solar water heaters on existing residences.

Location:
Sacramento, California
United States

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