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