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Solar United Neighbors’ Solar Owner’s Manual – Spanish

| Solar United Neighbors
Esta guía sirve de apoyo a los propietarios de viviendas con energía solar, tanto si acaban de adquirirla como si la tienen desde hace años.
Report

Solar United Neighbors’ Solar Owner’s Manual – English

| Solar United Neighbors
This guide serves as a support for solar homeowners whether you’ve just gone solar or you’ve had solar for years.
Report

SolSmart Issue Brief: Solar and Resiliency, Integrative Financing Strategies for Solsmart Communities

| SolSmart, Regulatory Assistance Project
The purpose of this brief is to provide existing and potential SolSmart communities with an approach for expanding solar and resiliency project financing options by integrating their solar energy goals with their community resiliency goals.
Template

(2021) Solar Permit Application Template – PI-7

| SolSmart
Developing a solar-specific permit and posting application materials online can save time and money for both those completing the forms and the local government staff reviewing and approving these applications.
Template

(2021) Solar Field Inspection Checklist Template – PI-12

| SolSmart
Providing an online list of inspection requirements will reduce informational barriers between inspectors and solar installers, helping to ensure that all items in the inspection process have been adequately addressed before inspectors arrive on site.
Webinar

SolSmart Solar PV Fire Safety Training

| SolSmart, Brooks Engineering
Regular solar PV training, at least every few years, is a best practice to ensure firefighters and first responders are up-to-date on new procedures, codes, and products within the solar industry. Though fires caused by rooftop solar PV systems are extremely rare, firefighters responding to fires caused by other means need to take special precautions when a solar PV system is present.
Template

(2021) Solar Landing Page Template – CE-1

| SolSmart
A solar landing page is a way to provide residents, businesses, and solar installers with important information about your community’s solar energy policies, processes, goals, and metrics from one centralized location. It is also a way to educate community members about solar energy topics like financing options and consumer protection best practices.
Template

Planning and Zoning Training Template – PZ-18

| SolSmart
Regular solar PV training, at least every few years, is a best practice to ensure planning and zoning staff are up-to-date on strategies for incorporating solar into plans, ordinances, and development regulations.
Template

Large Scale Solar Training Template – PI-17

| SolSmart
Though fires and other emergencies at large-scale solar PV systems are extremely rare, fire and safety staff should partner with a large-scale solar system owner/operator to ensure first responders have a standard operating procedure (SOP) outlining how to address a fire or rescue operation at the large-scale solar project.
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Solar Fire Training Template – PI-16

| SolSmart
Regular solar PV training, at least every few years, is a best practice to ensure firefighters and first responders are up-to-date on new procedures, codes, and products within the solar industry.