The Role of Municipal Utilities in Driving Solar Deployment

Municipal utilities have been at the forefront of solar development in many ways, ranging from early incentive programs to recent community shared solar programs. This brief by the Solar Foundation explores the nature of municipal utilities and how their governance grants them the flexibility to pursue solar independently, examines the advantages and disadvantages of municipal utilities, and provides examples of policies and incentives some public power utilities across the nation have implemented to drive solar deployment.

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