Join NREL Experts in a Full-day Solar Decision-making Tools Workshop

June 16, 2017 by Alison Holm

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) Network is hosting a one-day training for state decision-makers on how to use NREL’s portfolio of solar tools to inform decisions. The meeting will focus primarily on the System Advisor Model (SAM); Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models, the Distributed Generation Market Demand (dGen) model and the Renewable Energy Planning and Optimization (ReOpt) platform. This training session will provide state energy office staff an opportunity to learn about the solar policy questions these tools can help answer and how NREL’s solar tools can contribute to more robust energy policy analyses. In addition, participants will benefit from in-depth, hands-on training using their own state-specific data to address targeted policy questions.


Tuesday August 22nd from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401

Who Should Attend?

The training is specifically geared toward energy office staff and state organization staff who work directly with data to inform solar energy decisions.

What to Expect

This training will go into detail on how to use SAM—a complex financial modeling tool. In addition, attendees will have time to learn about three other tools at the laboratory; JEDI, dGEN and ReOpt. There will be an overview of each of the tools followed by round-table discussions with the NREL experts to answer questions about the use and applicability of these tools to specific projects.

Attendees should bring information on a solar project or policy either currently being planned or in progress. Participants will work with trainers to model projects. In addition, attendees can meet with experts to define types of analysis to consider for solar policies and projects in their states.

How to Register

There is no cost to attend the training, but space is limited. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a spot, please complete the registration form at *Note that, due to limited space, completing the registration form does not ensure that a spot will be reserved. You will be contacted by a STAT representative shortly after completing the form to confirm your registration.

Please email with subject heading “STAT Tools Workshop” with any questions or for assistance registering.

A detailed agenda and more information will be sent to registered participants. Lunch will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.

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