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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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    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

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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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    Market Analysis

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

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    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

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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