Resources

 

How Denver is Creating a Solar and Tree-Friendly Community:

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The Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative website has many resources related to efforts to drive down the cost of solar energy:

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/sunshot/

 

DOE’s Rooftop Solar Challenge:

http://www.eere.energy.gov/solarchallenge/

 

California has recently published the California Solar Permitting Guidebook. View the guidebook here: http://opr.ca.gov/s_renewableenergy.php#A

 

ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability webinars on reducing barriers to solar for local governments:

http://www.icleiusa.org/training-events/webinar-presentations/reducing-barriers-to-solar-for-local-governments

 

IREC: The Interstate Renewable Energy Council  report on successful strategies for permitting rooftop solar systems:  http://www.irecusa.org/2012/05/irec-releases-report-identifying-successful-strategies-for-permitting-solar-rooftop-systems/

 

Solar 3.0 is a national outreach effort on process innovation and includes information on reducing solar soft costs nationwide:

http://solar30.org/

 

The Solar America Board for Codes and Standards works to establish national best practices. The group has published a guide to expedited solar permitting:

http://www.solarabcs.org/about/publications/reports/expedited-permit/index.html

 

Vote Solar’s Project Permit works on streamlining local permitting:

http://votesolar.org/city-initiatives/project-permit/

 

SunRun’s report on the cost of local permitting: http://www.sunrunhome.com/solar-lease/cost-of-solar/local-permitting/

 

 

Forbes Magazine article on cutting solar costs: http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddwoody/2012/07/05/cut-the-price-of-solar-in-half-by-cutting-red-tape/

 

Low-interest loans are now available for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Boulder and Denver : http://youtu.be/xzkW_wpstJk