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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.

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 08, 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