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Solar Policy and Program Technical Assistance in 2013

February 5, 2013

This year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Program will offer four rounds of technical assistance opportunities through NREL for cities and states targeting policy and programmatic improvements that will help open and develop markets for distributed generation (DG) photovoltaics (PV), specifically rooftop solar. 

The third round of assistance will focus on partnering applicants with experts to determine the most effective use of assistance to advance market opening policies and programs.

Types of non-financial assistance available include:

  • Review of current policies and comparison to best practices with suggestions for policy changes to better serve the solar DG market
  • Unbiased analysis of economic and market impacts related to policy changes
  • Review of current regulations and comparison to best practices with suggestions for policy changes to better serve the solar DG market 
  • Unbiased analysis of the economic and market impacts of regulation changes.

The program is led by the Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) at NREL. STAT provides timely, unbiased expertise to assist key policymakers and regulators in making informed decisions on various topics including feed-in tariffs, renewable portfolio standards, policy opportunities for high solar market penetration, and project financing.

The fourth round of assistance will be announced April 1, 2013.

For more information regarding future technical assistance opportunities, email stat@nrel.gov.