April 2014 Edition
Check back often for the latest news and updates related to the Solar Roadmap and American Solar Transformation Initiative (ASTI). Below is the current edition of our monthly newsletter with the latest program updates and other exciting highlights.
Announcing the Solar Power Hour: Implementing Best Practices webinar series
The Optony team is proud to present a new interactive webinar series, Solar Power Hour: Implementing Best Practices, that will bring together Solar Roadmap participants to discuss effective strategies for solar market development. Each webinar is structured to focus on a specific action that can be taken to improve your solar market and will be offered to all ASTI participants who have expressed interest in the topic(s).
Determining the value of solar: a potential pathway for solar market development
Solar energy’s consumer benefits are well recognized, from long-term financial savings and energy independence to economic development and a cleaner environment. The gains utilities receive from distributed solar electricity production are perhaps less obvious. Now state regulators and utilities across the country have began to pose the same question: what is the best way to calculate the value of solar?
Take Action: marketing a PACE program to your community
Among the Solar Roadmap action areas, one of the easiest ways for communities to promote solar market development is by generating consumer awareness, whether through promoting enabling financing options or publicizing solar educational materials. Here, we present a sampling of resources related to marketing PACE financing programs.
Communities leverage Solar Roadmap for national recognition programs
The Solar Roadmap provides jurisdictions with a valuable platform to showcase their solar achievements, including participation in national- and state-level clean energy recognition programs. Participating in recognition programs is an effective way to showcase a community’s advancements, enhance its public image, and also raise its profile at a national level.