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

Local Governments

Solar Policy Environment: Berkeley

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

The goals of this project are to (1) accelerate the adoption of solar technology at the local level by engaging the City, service providers, end users and regulators; (2) provide a model for other cities; and (3) promote solar technology among residents and local businesses.

Location:
Berkeley, California
United States

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

Sacramento Ordinance to Waive Aolar PV Fees

This is an ordinance by the city of Sacramento to suspend for the calendar years 2007-2009 all fees related to installation of photovoltaic systems on existing residences.

Location:
Sacramento, California
United States

Deed Restrictions for Solar

This report summarizes the efforts made to address Task 3 - Examples of Residential Deed Restrictions Allowing Solar. The focus of the study is on communities surrounding Houston, Texas.

Connecting with Clean Tech CEO's

Findings of CEO Roundtable discussions about how to drive economic development and job growth of the clean tech sector within the Sacramento Region.

Location:
Sacramento, California
United States

Solar in Cold, Cloudy Climates

Presentation delivered by Chuck Marken during the 2009 Northeastern Solar Cities Conference Solar Survey session.

Northeast U.S. Solar Policy: Sunny, With a Chance of...FIT?

Presentation delivered by Justin Barnes of the N.C. Solar Center during the 2009 Northeastern Solar Cities Conference Solar Energy Financing session.

Solar Policy Environment: Ann Arbor

The resource shows the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan
United States

Guidelines for Pilot PACE Financing Programs

This document provides best practice guidelines to help implement the Policy Framework for PACE Financing Programs announced on October 18, 2009. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs allow state and local governments, where permitted by state law, to extend the use of land-secured financing districts to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property.

Solar Energy Financing

Presentation delivered by NREL's Jason Coughlin during the 2009 Northeastern Solar Cities Conference Solar Energy Financing session.

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