Earlier this summer the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rules for Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. This is the rule that deals with reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants by 2030. The proposed rule was shaped by public input and builds upon existing priorities, activities, and efforts in states throughout the country.
California Energy Commission - Consumer Energy Center
The Consumer Energy Center provides the public with a one-stop site for the latest information about energy resources and how to use them wisely in our home, work and vehicles.
CalSEIA - Questions to ask before signing a solar lease or PPA
A list of questions for consumers to ask a solar designer/installer/financing company before making the purchase/lease decision. Prepared by the California Solar Energy Industries Association.
Can solar leasing compete with ownership as an investment?
An article from Renewable Energy World lists the benefits of owning vs. leasing and presents an analysis of the differences.
LBNL - Financing Non-Residential Photovoltaic Projects: Options and Implications
A report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that focuses on financial innovations that have removed some of the barriers to the widespread adoption of commercial solar energy systems.
NREL - Information on Solar Energy Financing
A consumer's guide to getting power from the sun.
NREL - Solar Leasing for Residential Photovoltaic Systems
Examines the solar lease options for residential PV systems and describes two solar lease programs in detail.
NREL - Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Deployment on Public Property by State and Local Governments
From a presentation by National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Analyst Karlynn Cory.