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Step 2: Solar Resource & Infrastructure Assessment

Conducting a solar resource and infrastructure assessment is Step 2 in the Community Planning for Solar process.

This step involves:

  • Identifying relevant state solar development regulations and incentives 
  • Gathering existing town bylaws, zoning requirements, and community planning resources 
  • Describing existing grid infrastructure in your community
  • Characterizing community energy needs, relevant infrastructure, and solar resources

Toolkit Components

Fact Sheet: The Electric Grid, Distributed Generation, and Grid Interconnection

Guide: Conducting a Solar Resource and Infrastructure Assessment     Appendix C - Tables (click to download)

Template: Solar Resource and Infrastructure Summary (click to download)

Examples: Solar Resource and Infrastructure Reports  Blandford     Wendell      Westhampton



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