Solar Analytic Support and Convening

NREL offers analytical support and a common space to bring together community members, governments, nonprofit organizations, and companies to develop solar energy solutions.

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  • Supporting informed decision making at the local level by providing NREL expertise, data sets, modeling, and analysis
  • Convening stakeholders—in-person and virtually—to collaborate on shared challenges and solutions

Key Projects

Solar Energy Innovation Network

The Solar Energy Innovation Network's innovative program design assembles diverse teams of stakeholders to research solutions to real-world challenges associated with solar energy adoption.

Solar Decision Support and Resources for Local Governments

NREL offers decision support and resources to local governments to help increase the deployment of midscale solar systems, engage stakeholders to develop deployment solutions, and empower decision makers.

National Community Solar Partnership

NREL is part of a U.S. Department of Energy-led coalition of community solar stakeholders working to provide every American household access to affordable community solar by 2025.