DOE released the second edition of Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments, a comprehensive resource for communities as they adopt solar energy technologies. 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, which can deliver significant savings in the total costs of installing solar systems.
Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments also offers guidance for communities on how to develop a plan for expanding the use of solar energy and ways for local governments to tailor their approach to implementing solar projects based on their community and local circumstances.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Press release 2/9/11