The solar policy landscape varies from state-to-state and can even vary from town-to-town or utility-to-utility. These inconsistencies can create real obstacles to contractors and solar installers who operate beyond a single city limits. They also can hinder solar deployment by confusing customers. Creating comprehensive plans and strategies that support stronger, regional markets is pivotal to promoting the expansion of solar power nationwide.
Through SMP, work is underway to:
- Develop statewide strategies for solar deployment.
- Analyze regional policy and market conditions and identify opportunities to coordinate and reduce conflicts that cause delays and add costs to projects.
- Engage solar industry stakeholders across jurisdictional boundaries.
- Facilitate consumer education and create consistency for consumers regardless of where they live in a region.