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In 2013, NREL completed almost 100 publications aimed at state and local government audiences. A number of technical reports, fact sheets, presentations, and brochures are in progress for the current year. Forthcoming publications of interest include:

  • Local Policy Impacts on Solar Markets
  • RPS Costs and Benefits
  • Regulatory considerations for Photovoltaics
  • State Progress Toward Net Metering Caps.

Several recent state and local publications are listed below, starting with the most current. You can also search the NREL Publications Database for additional resources.

Featured Publication

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.

Recent Publications

Steward, D.; Doris, E.; Krasko, V.; Hillman, D. (2014). Effectiveness of State-Level Policies on Solar Market Development in Different State Contexts. TP-7A40-61029.

Corbus, D.; Hurlbut, D.; Schwabe, P.; Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.; Brinkman, G.; Paduru, A.; Diakov, V.; Hand, M. (2014). California-Wyoming Grid Integration Study: Phase 1 — Economic Analysis. TP-6A20-61192.

Lantz, E. (2014). Clean Energy Manufacturing: U.S. Competitiveness and State Policy Strategies (Presentation): NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). PR-6A20-61265.

(2014). Alternative Compliance: Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting a Waiver Request Application and Other Documentation Requirements (Book): Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP). BK-5400-60940; DOE/GO-102014-4325.

Stoffel, T. (2014). Solar Resource Measurements in 1400 JR Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-254. TP-5200-60531.

(2014). S&FP Program: Frequently Asked Questions; EPAct Fleet Information and Regulations, State and Alternative Fuel Provider Program Fact Sheet (Revised). FS-540-30000; DOE/GO-102001-1297.

Busche, S.; Donnelly, C.; Atkins, D.; Fields, R.; Black, C. (2013). Renewable Energy Permitting Barriers in Hawaii: Experience from the Field. TP-7A20-55630.

Ardani, K.; Hillman, D.; Busche, S. (2013). Financing Opportunities for Renewable Energy Development in Alaska. TP-7A30-57491; DOE/IE-0014.

Critz, D. K.; Busche, S.; Connors, S. (2013). Power Systems Balancing with High Penetration Renewables: The Potential of Demand Response in Hawaii. JA-6A20-55004.

Krasko, V. A.; Doris, E. (2013). State Distributed PV Policies: Can Low Cost (to Government) Policies have a Market Impact?. JA-7A40-60298.