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NREL publishes technical reports, fact sheets, presentations, and brochures aimed at state and local government audiences. 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 new NREL report examines the rapidly changing landscape of net energy (NEM) policy in the United States. The authors of Status of Net Metering: Assessing the Potential to Reach Program Caps find that a handful of states could reach current NEM program cap levels by 2018.

Recent Publications

Steward, D.; Doris, E. (2014). The Effect of State Policy Suites on the Development of Solar Markets. 33 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-7A40-62506.

Heeter, J.; Gelman, R.; Bird, L. (2014). Status of Net Metering: Assessing the Potential to Reach Program Caps. 46 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-61858.

Heeter, J.; Barbose, G.; Bird, L.; Weaver, S.; Flores-Espino, F.; Kuskova-Burns, K.; Wiser, R. (2014). Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of Renewable Portfolio Standards. 109 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-61042; LBNL-6589E.

Homeowners Guide to Leasing a Solar Electric System (Brochure). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). (2014). 4 pp.; NREL Report No. BR-7A40-60972.

Distributed Solar PV for Electricity System Resiliency: Policy and Regulatory Considerations (Brochure). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). (2014). 12 pp; NREL Report No. BR-6A20-62631

Advanced Inverter Functions to Support High Levels of Distributed Solar: Policy and Regulatory Considerations (Brochure). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). (2014). 8 pp; NREL Report No. BR-6A20-62612

Community Shared Solar: Policy and Regulatory Considerations (Brochure). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). (2014). 8 pp.; NREL Report No. BR-6A20-62367.

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics for Electric Vehicle Charging: Regulatory and Policy Considerations (Brochure). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). (2014). 4 pp.; NREL Report No. BR-6A20-62366.

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.