Additional State and National Resources

 The following links offer additional information and guidance from statewide and national resources.

Statewide Resources

National Resources


Statewide Resources


Community Resources Toolkit

The Community Resources Toolkit, produced by NCTCOG, provides everything your community group might need to host a Solar Energy Meeting. It includes an invitation, PPT presentation with talking points, flyers, fact sheets, FAQs and more.


Statewide Solar Resource Guide

This guide, produced by NCTCOG, offers a shortlist of statewide solar resources, including mapping tools, calculators, permitting best practices, and industry associations. 


Texas Solar Rights and Regulations

This webpage covers solar rights and regulations for homeowners, local governments, and nonprofit utilities.


Texas Renewable Energy Resource Assessment

The State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) provided an excellent solar resource analysis in the Texas Renewable Energy Resource Assessment. The study is from 2008, so certain details may no longer be current, but much of the information is still relevant and useful.


National Resources

National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP)

NCSP is a coalition of community solar stakeholders working to expand access to affordable community solar to all Americans and enable communities to realize other benefits, such as increased resilience and workforce development. Partners represent a diverse group of community solar stakeholders, including community members and community-based organizations, solar developers, financial institutions, state, local, tribal, and territorial government representatives, utilities, and nonprofits.

SEIA Research and Policy Organizations and Technical Resources

The best policies are guided by relevant and up-to-date information. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) provides a thorough list of solar research organizations and agencies including government, laboratories, market research and consulting, non-profits, and more. 


SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership

SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership is a program of the Department of Energy implemented by the American Planning Association in cooperation with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), and alongside ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. The program provides a mix of educational workshops, peer-to-peer sharing opportunities, research-based reports, and online resources. 


Solar Roadmap

The Solar Roadmap organizes national best practices and makes them easily accessible for government agencies and others in an interactive platform. 


Siting Renewable Energy on Contaminated Lands, Landfills, and Mine Sites

The EPA RE-Powering site offers additional details on siting renewable energy on potentially contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites.


EPA RE-Powering