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Solar STAT Blog

This blog discusses state and local efforts to develop solar markets in the United States. With support from the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, members of NREL's Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) author posts related to events, solar policy analysis, and technical assistance outcomes for the purpose of informing the market in a credible and timely fashion.

Utah: Monthly Net Energy Metering Fees Debated

August 28, 2014 by Alexandra Aznar

This is the second blog in a four-part series of articles in which we discuss either the valuation of solar to the grid and various stakeholders or value-of-solar (VOS) tariffs and policies. Continue reading

Louisiana: Net Metering Cost/Benefit Study Authorized

August 21, 2014 by Alexandra Aznar

This is the first blog in a four-part series of articles in which we discuss either the valuation of solar to the grid and various stakeholders or value-of-solar (VOS) tariffs and policies. Continue reading

Solar Technical Assistance Team Profile: Erin Nobler

August 14, 2014 by Sherry Stout

Erin Nobler, a project leader in the Market Transformation Center, answers six questions about her work at NREL. Continue reading

Jurisdictional Authority: Who Has the (Solar) Power?

August 05, 2014 by Sherry Stout

Jurisdictional authority has been a complex issue for more than a century. As the Cornell University Law School's website elegantly puts it, "The question of whether a given court has the power to determine a jurisdictional question is itself a jurisdictional question." Continue reading