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

Local Governments

Solar Policy Environment: Orlando

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

Through the Green Future Alliance, the City of Orlando will partner with the Orlando Public Utilities Commission and Orange County Government to develop a comprehensive, systematic approach to promoting solar market development which includes public outreach, training for stakeholders, meaningful incentives and new regulatory standards that can act as a model to encourage participation from surrounding local governments.

Location:
Orlando, Florida
United States

Solar Policy Environment: New York

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

The New York City Solar America Cities (SAC) team hopes to foster a local solar energy market that will be economically sustainable while providing the City with clean, reliable, affordable electricity by reducing barriers and educating the workforce, using the City’s resources to spur the market and create economies of scale to lower prices, and creating institutions to plan and monitor future growth

Location:
New York, New York
United States

Solar Policy Environment: Minneapolis/St. Paul

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

Locations:
Minneapolis, Wisconsin
United States
St. Paul, Wisconsin
United States

Solar Policy Environment: New Orleans

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States

Salt Lake County Residential Solar Financing Study

As part of our engagement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratories conducting the Salt Lake County Solar America Residential Finance Study, we have drafted this report summarizing the tools and mechanisms available for residential solar projects. These include the financial incentives available, possible financing models that could be used in the County, and a review of the community-scale solar project in St. George, Utah. We have also provided cost estimates for each system.

Location:
Salt Lake County, Utah
United States

Utah Solar Outlook March 2010

This presentation provides an overview of Utah's solar market, policy initiatives, and progress to date on the Solar America Cities Project: Solar Salt Lake.

Location:
Utah
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

Solar Policy Environment: Milwaukee

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

The City of Milwaukee’s SAC Initiative, Milwaukee Shines, works to reduce informational, economic and procedural barriers to the widespread adoption of solar energy systems. While the City of Milwaukee and its partners have demonstrated commitment and experience in implementing solar technologies, Milwaukee Shines aims to enhance these efforts and make solar a viable alternative throughout the region.

Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States

Solar Policy Environment: Knoxville

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

The City of Knoxville is “beginning at the beginning” of the transition to solar energy utilization. With limited public information and experience, it is important for Knoxville to focus extensively on public outreach and workforce development. The City will also commence a direct incentive and embark on a massive educational program.

Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

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