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

State Governments

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.

Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments

The U.S. Department of Energy developed this comprehensive resource to assist local governments and stakeholders in building sustainable local solar markets. This second edition of the guide was updated to include new market developments and innovations for advancing local solar markets that have emerged since the first edition was released in 2009. This updated edition also contains the most recent lessons and successes from the original 25 Solar America Cities and other communities promoting solar energy.

Transferring PACE Assessments Upon Home Sale

A significant barrier to investing in renewable energy and comprehensive energy efficiency improvements to homes across the country is the initial capital cost. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is one of several new financial models broadening access to clean energy by addressing this upfront cost issue.

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

PG&E Plans for 500 MW of PV

PG&E has developed a plan to install 500 MW of PV by the year 2015. The plan calls for 250 MW to be acquired through Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and the other 250 MW to be purchased and owned by the utility. PG&E presented the plan at a public forum on April 27, 2009. A copy of the power point presentation is attached.

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

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

Securities Law Issues Relating to Community Solar Projects

The law firm Stoel Rives has analyzed the issues related to Securities Law and Community Solar both in the context of Washington state law and federal law.

Location:
Seattle, Washington
United States

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