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NREL Conduit Blog

The NREL Conduit Blog discusses research relevant to state, local, and tribal governments. Contributing authors provide posts related to events, policy analysis, and decision support outcomes to inform the market in a credible and timely fashion.

Solar Technical Assistance in Action: Delaware's Inverter Story

January 30, 2015 by Sherry Stout

Under U.S. law, individual states can evaluate and modify interconnection and net metering policies and regulations based on changes in technology. Due to the increasing complexity of new photovoltaic (PV) technologies, one of the most popular requests received by NREL's Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) is for help with understanding and evaluating solar interconnection and net metering policy options. Continue reading

Solar Technical Assistance Team Profile: Megan Day

January 22, 2015 by Sherry Stout

Megan Day, a project leader with NREL’s Market Partnerships & Tools group in the lab’s Integrated Applications Center, answers seven questions about her work. Continue reading

The Ins and Outs of Solar Leasing

January 08, 2015 by Sherry Stout

Leasing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system can help homeowners gain access to solar power without some of the hassles of ownership, but they need to understand the lease components to be sure they are getting a fair deal. Continue reading

In the Field: Solar Policy in Vermont

January 05, 2015 by Alexis Powers, Erin Nobler, John De La Rosa, Sherry Stout

This STAT Chat podcast features Andrew Perchlik, director of the Vermont Department of Public Service Clean Energy Development Fund, discussing the current renewable energy policy climate in Vermont. Continue reading