As part of SunShot, an initiative to dramatically reduce the cost of installed solar energy technologies by the end of the decade, the Department of Energy (DOE) has introduced the second edition of Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments. The guide is a comprehensive resource designed to help communities accelerate their adoption of solar energy technologies. Additionally, the guide is intended to help communities better understand the steps necessary to permit and license solar energy installations, and how to streamline those processes and deliver significant savings.

Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments also offers communities guidance on how to expand the use of solar energy, and ways local governments can tailor their approach to implementing solar projects based on their community and local circumstances. The guide is available online here.