About GoSolar Texas and North Central Texas Council of Governments

NCTCOG regionTo increase deployment of solar across Texas, the NCTCOG has worked to compile key resources for Texans interested in learning more about going solar, and developed Texas-specific resources on best management practices for local governments.  This work, including this website, has been developed in part through support from the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) and U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Ready II program. NCTCOG also appreciates the valuable insight and support provided by the North Texas Renewable Energy Group, Plano Solar Advocates, National Association of Regional Councils and several local utilities and installers. 


Primary Deliverables

Benefits and Costs of Model Solar Applications for Local Governments (report, financial pro forma templates, and fact sheets)

Educational Videos - Texas State of Solar, Texas Electric Grid and Reliability of Solar Energy, and Opportunities for Local Governments: Solar PV

ISD and Utility Case Studies

Meeting in a Box

Model Ordinance Guidelines for Municipalities

Nonprofit Utilities Tool Box

Residential Solar PV Standard Plan Guideline

Sample Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Permit Application Checklist

Sample Solar PV Expedited Permit Checklist

Texas Community Solar Guidelines for Electric Cooperatives and Municipally Owned Utilities

Webinars & Trainings


The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is one of 24 Council of Governments across Texas whose main function is to transcend jurisdictional boundaries to promote sound development and facilitate cooperation among member governments. NCTCOG works on many quality of life issues such as transportation planning, air quality, environmental management, emergency preparedness, workforce development, and more.


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Comptroller. "Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)"

U.S. Department of Energy. "Solar Ready II program" 

National Association of Regional Councils. "Environment & Energy"

North Texas Renewable Energy Group. "Welcome to North Texas Renewable Energy Group"

 Plano Solar Advocates (PSA). "Go Solar Plano!" 

North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). "North Central Texas Council of Governments"