The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) provides state and local decision-makers with timely and actionable resources, peer networks, and technical assistance to lower local market barriers and establish best practices in order to expand solar power access throughout American communities. In the context of the Clean Power Plan, these networking and technical assistance programs aid local governments in identifying and implementing strategies to meet their clean energy and climate change goals.

Programs in this area include:

At the federal, state, and local levels, a complex set of interdependent programs and policies define the extent to which renewable energy markets are able to develop and thrive. SETO plays an important role in developing and sharing best practices that make it faster, easier, and more affordable for Americans to access solar power.

Learn more about the other soft costs focus areas: data analysisbusiness innovation, and training.