Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments

January 2011

By: U.S. Department of Energy
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Solar Energy

This guide is designed to help local government staff and officials design and implement a comprehensive strategy for growing the local solar market. Individual sections address organizing and strategizing a local solar effort, making solar affordable for residents and businesses, updating and enforcing local rules and regulations, improving utility policies and processes, creating jobs and supporting economic development, educating and empowering potential customers, and leading by example with insallations on government properties.