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State and Local Publications

With the support from the U.S. Department of Energy and other partners, NREL leverages science and engineering research into a range of publications to educate state, local, and tribal governments.

Featured Publication

A new report presents a first-of-its kind analysis of residential and small commercial photovoltaic interconnection process time frames in the United States. Understanding Processes and Timelines for Distributed Photovoltaic Interconnection in the United States analyzes data from more than 30,000 PV systems across 87 utilities in 16 states to better understand actual project completion timelines.

For additional resources, see the NREL Publications Database.

NREL Conduit Blog

The blog discusses NREL 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. Read blog.


The blog also features podcasts from NREL and other photovoltaic industry experts.

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NREL experts frequently present information for broader dissemination of research. Topics include:

Estimating the Value of Improved Distributed Photovoltaic Adoption Forecasts for Utility Resource Planning