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Solar Mapping Resources
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There's a Map for That

National laboratories and private companies have developed a number of tools to forecast the solar potential of homes and businesses.

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    Educating Consumers

    Tools designed to meet individual consumer needs

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    Market Analysis

    State- and local-level challenges and solutions for establishing a thriving solar market

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    Planning & Zoning

    Plans and model ordinances that help make solar siting a priority

Solar Energy Resources for Homebuilders
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Help for Homebuilders

As homebuilders realize the investment potential of solar energy, integrating solar panels into new construction has become a focus for many companies and municipalities.

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  • Icon of a person giving a presentation.
    Educating Consumers

    Tools designed to meet individual consumer needs

  • Icon of a trending chart.
    Market Analysis

    State- and local-level challenges and solutions for establishing a thriving solar market

  • Icon of blueprints.
    Planning & Zoning

    Plans and model ordinances that help make solar siting a priority

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    Facilities & Buildings

    Legal, tax, and financial information for municipal PV systems

Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools
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Schools See Solar Benefits

The Solar Foundation has developed the most comprehensive understanding to date of how schools are using and financing solar energy.

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  • Icon of a trending chart.
    Market Analysis

    State- and local-level challenges and solutions for establishing a thriving solar market

  • Icon of a government building.
    Facilities & Buildings

    Legal, tax, and financial information for municipal PV systems

  • Icon of blueprints.
    Planning & Zoning

    Plans and model ordinances that help make solar siting a priority

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    Codes & Standards

    Established rules for solar

Codes, Standards & Utility Policies

Resources for regulators, utility managers, and legislators looking for solar policy examples that have been implemented across the country. 

Facilities & Buildings

Legal, tax, and financial information regarding municipal PV systems and policies and practices for building managers.  
 

Solar Basics & Educating Consumers

Checklists, consumer guides and other solar energy information targeted to individual consumers who are interested in going solar.

Financing, Incentives and Market Analysis

Information on solar financing options to help lower the cost of installing solar panels.

Manufacturing, Workforce & Training Resources

Solar job training, certification and workforce development resources for solar providers.
 

Shared Solar: Community & Solarize

Model programs, tool kits and other community solar resources to help launch shared solar programs across the nation.

System Performance

Evaluations and studies on improving concentrating solar power and photovoltaic system performance, interconnection and co-generation facilities.
 

Planning, Zoning, Permitting & Interconnection

Plans and model ordinances that help make solar siting a priority