Problems in the administration of state solar legislation

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Solar legislation may 1) stimulate research and development, 2) encourage solar installation by governmental incentives, or 3) contribute to the elimination of institutional barriers. Legislation that attempts to deal with a wide range of problems will touch many different departments and agencies in state government. Proper administration is essential to the effectiveness of such legislation. The Federal Government is also involved in extensive programs to foster the commercialization of solar technology. The programs and standards that they evolve create another set of administrative rules and regulations that the solar manufacturer, seller, installer, or consumer has to face. This paper focuses ... continued below

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Warren, M. July 1, 1979.

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Solar legislation may 1) stimulate research and development, 2) encourage solar installation by governmental incentives, or 3) contribute to the elimination of institutional barriers. Legislation that attempts to deal with a wide range of problems will touch many different departments and agencies in state government. Proper administration is essential to the effectiveness of such legislation. The Federal Government is also involved in extensive programs to foster the commercialization of solar technology. The programs and standards that they evolve create another set of administrative rules and regulations that the solar manufacturer, seller, installer, or consumer has to face. This paper focuses on the experience of California, Oregon, and New Mexico, and suggests methods to avoid administrative difficulties that have slowed some solar initiatives. Several common problems are identified: inadequate definition of important terms, ineffective delegation of administrative responsibilities, and insufficient coordination with other state and federal solar programs.

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  • Report No.: SERI/TR-62-266
  • Grant Number: EG-77-C-01-4042
  • DOI: 10.2172/5914905 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5914905
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1100434

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Warren, M. Problems in the administration of state solar legislation, report, July 1, 1979; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1100434/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.