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Solar Technical Assistance Team

NREL Examines Solar Policy Pathways for States

A recent NREL report aligns solar policy and market success with state demographics, providing much- needed insight into the policy scope and quality that is needed to spur solar PV markets across the United States. View the press release and download the full report.

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Learn about the various technical assistance projects that have helped communities across the United States.

The Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) gathers NREL solar technology and deployment experts to provide information on solar policies, regulations, financing, and other issues for state and local government decision makers.

The team provides a variety of technical assistance, including:

  • Quick Response. For state and local governments that require a fast turnaround in response to a time-sensitive question or expert testimony on policy best practices. Fill out the Quick Response Form on the STAT website and follow the directions to return it for assistance.

  • In-Depth Support. Comprehensive assistance is offered quarterly throughout the year. For up-to-date information and an application, visit the STAT website.

  • Webinars. STAT webinars provide an overview of solar technologies, resources, and state and local government roles. Topics include:

    • What a Successful Market Can Do for You
    • Solar Economics for Policymakers
    • Solar Technology Options and Resource Assessment
    • Policy for Distributed Solar 101; What Makes a Solar DG Market?
    • Policy Environments That Draw Manufacturers and Create Jobs
    • Regulatory Strategies for Driving the Distributed Solar Market.

Download the STAT fact sheet for more details.

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For more information on STAT, or for help with the quarterly application, contact