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A Guide to Community Shared Solar: Utility, Private, and Non-profit Project Development

This guide is a resource for those who want to develop community shared solar projects, from community organizers or solar energy advocates to government officials or utility managers. By exploring the range of incentives and policies while providing examples of operational community shared solar projects, this guide will help communities plan and implement successful energy projects. In addition, by highlighting some policy best practices, this guide suggests changes in the regulatory landscape that could significantly boost community shared solar installations across the nation.

Connecting to the Grid: A Guide to Distributed Generation Interconnection Issues, 6th Edition

This guide provides a comprehensive introduction to a span of topics that relate to grid-tied renewable energy sources. The sixth edition has been revised to include information on IREC's recently updated model procedures, alternative billing arrangements for net metering, energy storage and several other emerging issues in the field. This guide is designed for state regulators and other policymakers, utilities, industry representatives and consumers interested in the development of state-level interconnection and net metering policies.

Powering Our Future Solar Salt Lake Implementation Plan

Utah has tremendous distributed solar resource potential that can (and does) provide communities with significant benefits: local jobs, local energy sources, economic development, price stability, risk mitigation, reduced emissions, and greater energy security. With dramatically declining solar prices and the urgent need to stimulate local economies, now is the time for Utah’s communities to seize this unique opportunity.

Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States

Florida's Emergency Shelters Go Solar

Florida has its fair share of dangerous weather conditions including hurricanes, tornados and floods. Florida legislature passed various laws and made revisions addressing disaster planning which required that the Department of Education, in consultation with school boards and county and state emergency management offices, develop design standards for public shelters to be incorporated into State Requirements for Educational Facilities.

Location:
Florida
United States

NREL Response to the Report Study of the Effects on Employment of Public Aid to Renewable Energy Sources from King Juan Carlos University (Spain)

Job generation has been a part of the national dialogue surrounding energy policy and renewable energy (RE) for many years. RE advocates tout the ability of renewable energy to support new job opportunities in rural locations and the manufacturing sector. Others argue that spending on renewable energy is an inefficient allocation of resources and can result in job losses in the broader economy.

OUC's Community Solar Program: Share the Sun

Summary presentation of OUC's community solar program.

Location:
Orlando, Florida
United States

Problems and Solutions: Training Disaster Organizations of the Use of PV

Experience has shown that photovoltaic systems can be used effectively to support electrical power during emergencies. This paper describes what is being done to deploy PV following disasters, types of training needed, target audiences, available training material and types of workshops being conducted.

 

Location:
Florida
United States

Disasters: Photovoltaics for Special Needs

This paper emphasizes on the needs to protect special needs people because of their health conditions and evaluates the approaches to prevent injury. Disaster resistant homes with a renewable energy source would reduce shelter efforts, emotional stress and recovery costs.

Location:
Florida
United States

Renewable Energy and Disaster-Resistant Buildings

The purpose of this paper is to minimize the destruction and disruption caused by natural disasters with implementation of disaster resistant buildings .This approaches uses the best energy efficient buildings, fortified to the latest codes and incorporative renewable energy systems. T

Location:
Florida
United States

The Solarize Guidebook: A Community Guide to Collective Purchasing of Residential PV Systems

This guidebook is intended to be a roadmap for project planners and solar advocates who want to create their own successful Solarize campaigns. It describes the key elements of the Solarize Portland campaigns and variations from projects across the country, along with lessons learned and planning templates.

Location:
Portland, Oregon
United States

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