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Community Net Energy Metering: How Novel Policies Expand Benefits of Net Metering to Non-Generators

Description: As interest in community solutions to renewable energy grows, more states are beginning to develop policies that encourage properties with more than one meter to install shared renewable energy systems. State net metering policies are evolving to allow the aggregation of multiple meters on a customer’s property and to dissolve conventional geographical boundaries. This trend means net metering is expanding out of its traditional function as an enabling incentive to offset onsite customer load at a single facility. This paper analyzes community net energy metering (CNEM) as an emerging vehicle by which farmers, neighborhoods, and municipalities may more easily finance and reap the benefits of renewable energy. Specifically, it aims to compare and contrast the definition of geographical boundaries among different CNEM models and examine the benefits and limitations of each approach. As state policies begin to stretch the geographic boundaries of net metering, they allow inventive solutions to encourage renewable energy investment. This paper attempts to initiate the conversation on this emerging policy mechanism and offers recommendations for further development of these policies.
Date: April 1, 2009
Creator: Rose, James & Varnado, Laurel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments; Second Edition

Description: DOE designed this guide "Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments" to assist local government officials and stakeholders in designing and implementing strategic local solar plans. The 2011 edition contains the most recent lessons and successes from the 25 Solar America Cities and other communities promoting solar energy. Because DOE recognizes that there is no one path to solar market development, this guide introduces a range of policy and program options that can help a community build a local solar infrastructure.
Date: January 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Guide to Community Shared Solar: Utility, Private, and Non-Profit Project Development (Book)

Description: This guide is organized around three sponsorship models: utility-sponsored projects, projects sponsored by special purpose entities - businesses formed for the purpose of producing community solar power, and non-profit sponsored projects. The guide addresses issues common to all project models, as well as issues unique to each model.
Date: May 1, 2012
Creator: Coughlin, J.; Grove, J.; Irvine, L.; Jacobs, J. F.; Johnson Phillips, S.; Sawyer, A. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Denver, Colorado: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Denver, Colorado, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Austin, Texas: Solar in Action [Brochure]

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Austin, Texas, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Berkeley, California: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Berkeley, CA, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boston, Massachusetts: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Boston, MA, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given. The City of Boston and its Solar America Cities program, Solar Boston, are helping to debunk the myth that solar energy is only feasible in the southern latitudes. Boston has some of the highest energy prices in the country and will likely be one of the first locations where solar power achieves grid parity with conventional energy technologies. Solar Boston is facilitating the rapid development of solar energy projects and infrastructure in the short-term, and is preparing for the rapid market growth that is expected with the imminent arrival of grid parity over the long-term. Solar Boston developed the strategy for achieving Mayor Menino's goal of installing 25 MW of solar energy throughout Boston by 2015. Through Solar Boston, the city has developed a strategy for the installation of solar technology throughout Boston, including mapping feasible locations, preparing a permitting guide, and planning the citywide bulk purchase, financing, and installation of solar technology. The city has also worked with local organizations to maximize Boston's participation in state incentive programs and innovative financing initiatives. The resulting accomplishments include the following: (1) Created an online map of current local renewable energy projects with a tool to allow building owners to calculate their rooftop solar potential. The map is currently live at http://gis.cityofboston.gov/solarboston/. (2) Supported the city's Green Affordable Housing Program (GAHP), in partnership with the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). Under GAHP, the city is installing more than 150 kW of PV on 200 units of affordable housing. DND requires that all new city-funded affordable housing be LEED silver certified and built solar-ready. ...
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tucson, Arizona: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Tucson, AZ, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sacramento, California: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Sacramento, CA, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Salt Lake City, Utah: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Salt Lake City, UT, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

San Antonio, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of San Antonio, TX, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

San Diego, California: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of San Diego, CA, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

San Francisco, California: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of San Francisco, CA, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

San Jose, California: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of San Jose, CA, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Santa Rosa, California: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Santa Rosa, CA, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seattle, Washington: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Seattle, WA, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Pittsburgh, PA, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portland, Oregon: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Portland, OR, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Houston, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Houston, TX, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New York City, New York: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of New York City, NY, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Orlando, Florida: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Orlando, FL, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Solar in Action (Brochure)

Description: This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Milwaukee, WI, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.
Date: October 1, 2011
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department