Soaking Up the Sun: Policy Options to Achieve State Solar Goals

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Soaking Up the Sun: Policy Options to Achieve State Solar Goals

Solar energy has experienced explosive growth in recent years. In 2016 alone, the U.S. solar market nearly doubled its annual record for installations—with 14,800 MW of new solar PV installed.

States played a significant role in this expansion, creating incentives and regulations that have transformed the energy market. The rapid growth has created challenges along with opportunity, and many states are considering a variety of approaches to address market and regulatory challenges.  

Presenters during this webinar will explore a number of policy options that have been effective in achieving state goals and will present case studies highlighting these efforts. The webinar complements the recent release of the NCSL and NASEO publication, “Here Comes the Sun: A State Policy Handbook for Distributed Solar Energy,” which provides an in-depth exploration of these topics.

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  • Austin Perea, solar analyst, Greentech Media | Presentation
  • Angie Dykema, director, Nevada State Office of Energy | Presentation
  • Galen Barbose, research scientist, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Presentation
  • Representative John Szoka (R), North Carolina | Presentation