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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.

Upcoming Opportunities for NREL Solar Assistance

September 30, 2014 by Kim Peterson

Through our In-depth Technical Assistance program, NREL is seeking several jurisdictions that want a holistic policy and technical approach to developing state and local solar PV distributed generation markets. Continue reading

Meet a Solar Siting Expert: Otto VanGeet

September 24, 2014 by Alexis Powers, Erin Nobler, John De La Rosa, Sherry Stout

This STAT Chat podcast features Otto VanGeet, a senior engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discussing PV project siting as part of our Meet a Solar Expert series. Continue reading

Solar Technical Assistance Team Profile: Jenny Heeter

September 11, 2014 by Sherry Stout

Jenny Heeter, a member of the Market and Policy Impact Analysis Group in NREL's Strategic Energy Analysis Center, answers five questions about her work. Continue reading

Iowa: Tax Credits Increased, Distributed Generation Investigated, and Communities Impacted

September 04, 2014 by Alexandra Aznar

This is the third 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