Application for Solar Policy and Program Technical Assistance in 2014 - Round 2

(Application to follow background information)

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The Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) is a project of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative that is implemented in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The program consists of:

  1. An online educational component — The STAT program provides an overview of solar technologies, resources, and the role that state and local governments play in supporting the development of those resources to achieve their economic, environmental, and/or energy security goals. For reference, review the past STAT Webinar topics.

  2. A quick response component — In partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), NREL will provide quick response technical assistance to state and local governments on matters that require solar market expertise to either answer a time-sensitive question or to provide expert testimony on policy best practices. The STAT Program is designed to answer questions within eight hours. To request assistance through this program, please email your request form to

  3. An in-depth, assistance program — This longer term (1-10 weeks of effort) technical assistance is designed to support the development of solar markets by reducing barriers to wide-scale deployment of solar PV and/or reducing "balance of systems" costs of solar PV. The application provided here is for this in-depth assistance program, which will be offered quarterly throughout the federal 2014 fiscal year, pending funding availability.

2014 Topics for Assistance

This year, DOE is offering technical assistance to cities and states targeting policy and programmatic improvements that will open and develop markets for distributed generation (DG), specifically solar rooftop photovoltaics (PV).

Types of Assistance Available

This is not a financial award. Successful applicants will be partnered with DOE and NREL expert staff to determine the most effective use of assistance in forwarding market opening policies and programs. NREL/DOE anticipate providing 1–10 weeks of work on these requests.

The types of assistance available include:

Selection Criteria

To meet the basic eligibility criteria, applicants must qualify as:

In addition, applicants must perform work that is directly related to PV markets/costs.

Please note that the applicant must be a representative of a state or local government. Non-profit organizations and private sector entities are not eligible.

Successful applicants will:

Due to timing restrictions, some applicants may be asked to reapply in later rounds of applications.


If you have any questions, please email them to

To be considered for technical assistance, applicants must complete all questions thoroughly and succinctly. All fields are required.

The application period for Round 2 is over.

If you have any questions, please email them to