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There's a Map for That

The Optony-led SunShot Rooftop Solar Challenge team developed a customizable, interactive web platform called the Solar Roadmap that shows the real-time status of the solar market in more than 70 participating jurisdictions.

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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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    Organizing Solar Initiatives

    Resources to help engage your community

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    Codes & Standards

    Established rules for solar

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A Long Island Solar Farm

The largest utility-scale solar power plant in the eastern United States—the Long Island Solar Farm—is a remarkable success story whereby very different interest groups capitalized on unusual circumstances to develop a mutually beneficial source of...

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    Completing Installations on Government Facilities

    Legal, tax, and financial information for municipal PV systems

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    Organizing Solar Initiatives

    Resources to help engage your community

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Crunching Solar Numbers

Through the SunShot Rooftop Solar Challenge, the City University of New York and its partners developed a first-of-its kind web portal capable of analyzing billions of data points that serve as key solar market indicators.

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    Market Analysis

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

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    Performance of Solar Technologies

    Evaluations and studies on improving system performance

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    Permitting & Inspection Processes

    Guides and checklists for streamlining permit applications, reviews, and inspections

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    Planning & Zoning

    Plans and model ordinances that help make solar siting a priority

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    Utility Policies & Processes

    Interconnection assessments and reports on utility policies that affect solar deployment

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Codes, Standards & Utility Policies

Established rules for solar

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Facilities & Buildings

Legal, tax, and financial information for municipal PV systems

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Solar Basics & Educating Consumers

Tools designed to meet individual consumer needs

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Financing, Incentives and Market Analysis

Information on lowering financial barriers to solar adoption

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Manufacturing, Workforce & Training Resources

Workforce development resources for solar providers

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Shared Solar: Community & Solarize

Resources to help engage your community

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System Performance

Evaluations and studies on improving system performance

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Planning, Zoning, Permitting & Interconnection

Plans and model ordinances that help make solar siting a priority