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Solar Resources for Universities and Local Governments

NREL offers resources to universities and local governments seeking to go solar. In support of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, these resources aim to increase the deployment of midscale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at universities, engage stakeholders to develop deployment solutions, and empower decision makers.

Application for City and County Solar PV Training Program

NREL, in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office, is offering a no-cost PV training program for 50 cities and counties seeking to go solar on their facilities (both buildings and land). The training commitment will be approximately 20 hours over a 12-month period, mostly in 2018.

To learn more about the training program and apply, please see the application form. The application deadline is November 30, 2017. NREL expects the application to take 30 minutes to complete.

For detailed information on the training program, view the City And County Solar PV Training Series Kickoff Webinar and the corresponding slides.


NREL publishes reports, fact sheets, presentations, and other publications aimed to help universities and local governments implement solar projects.

Fact Sheets

Webinar Presentations


Other Resources