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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.

SAPC Finalizes Two Best Practices Documents

May 28, 2015 by Brandon Kiger

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group has finalized two documents designed to mitigate investor and owner risk and to generate confidence in the distributed solar PV asset class: Best Practices for PV System Installation and Best Practices for PV System O&M .  The documents were developed over the past two years, using input from a diverse group of stakeholders including developers, financiers, independent engineers, and rating agencies. Continue reading

Marg Kelly's 35 Years in Review

May 11, 2015 by Sherry Stout

Marg Kelly of NREL's Market Partnerships and Tools group answers eight questions about renewable technology and her work at NREL over the past 35 years. Continue reading

Energy Storage Dialogue Continues as Tesla Announces New Strategy for Stationary Applications

May 8, 2015 by Megan Mercer

Behind-the-meter storage, also known as on-site distributed energy storage, is currently a small market. However, companies like Tesla are trying to make big waves in its deployment. Continue reading