Jurisdictions interested in reducing the barriers to solar adoption can consider adopting the Solar-Ready Provisions to streamline their jurisdictional processes and provide consistency across the region.
This tool, created by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), incorporates energy efficiency data and renewable energy opportunities to improve data-driven state and county energy planning across the United States.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) encourages local governments to support solar energy projects within their communities as a strategy to mitigate the load on conventional power plants and increase grid resiliency. One way to support solar is to become designated as a SolSmart community. SolSmart is a national designation program recognizing communities supporting solar growth and helping to reduce the barriers to solar adoption.
The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and experiences among industry leaders and policy makers in the fields of land use and real estate development.