NREL: Smart Policies Can Grow Solar in Every State

One size does not fit all when it come to the United States’ solar success, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found. But the good news is that everything is connected.

The major takeaway of NREL’s new report The Effect of State Policy Suites on the Development of Solar Markets (PDF) is that ” the value of strong foundational policies is applicable to all states.” To achieve overall success, all states need a varied series of smart solar policies, hopefully including robust net metering and interconnection components, in place for years — and the more, the better.