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Technical Assistance for States

NREL technical experts provide unbiased information on energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and issues for state and local government decision makers.

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Solar Technical Assistance Team

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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. The expert assistance is intended to support legislators, regulators, state agencies, and their staff members in making informed decisions about solar projects and policies. The STAT Network is a project of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office that is implemented in partnership with NREL.

The STAT Network program consists of:

Graphic of illustrations and statistics that summary the successes of the STAT activities.

STAT has helped a number of communities. Learn more about these successes by viewing this infographic.

  1. 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.

  2. 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 Blog and Policy Basics pages, and past STAT Webinars.

For more information about the program, see the STAT fact sheet, explore our interactive project map, and sign up for the NREL State and Local email list. If you have any questions, please email them to

Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Team

The Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Team is a network of energy efficiency policy and implementation experts who provide timely, unbiased expertise to assist policymakers and regulators in making informed decisions about energy efficiency programs and policies. Requests for technical assistance must be submitted by state officials, including state legislative or regulatory bodies and their staff members.

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