Solar Technical Assistance for States
The Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) Network gathers NREL solar technology and deployment experts to provide unbiased information on solar policies and issues for state and local government decision makers.
In general, the expert assistance is intended to support legislators, regulators, and their staff members in order to develop the market for solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies.
The STAT Network program consists of:
State solar technical assistance—NREL provides direct technical assistance to state and local governments on matters that require solar market expertise to either answer a time-sensitive question or to provide expert testimony on policy best practices.
Do-it-yourself online education—The STAT Network provides information on solar technologies, resources, and the role that state and local governments play in supporting the development of those resources to achieve their economic, environmental, and/or energy security goals. These can be found on the STAT Blog and Policy Basics pages, and past STAT Webinars.
The STAT Network is a project of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative that is implemented in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). If you have any questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For examples of technical assistance provided at the state and local levels, see the Technical Assistance Project Map.
Join NREL Experts August 22 for a Solar Decision-Making Tools Workshop
The STAT Network is hosting a one-day training at NREL on August 22 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, Distributed Generation Market Demand (dGen) model, and 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 NREL's tools can help answer, and how these 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.
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