Since joining the Solar Ready project team, MAG has worked to build upon the work done in Arizona by the Arizona Rooftop Solar Challenge team, a Phase 1 grant recipient. MAG has worked closely with that group to learn what progress they made and information they gathered, in hopes of repeating as few tasks as possible. MAG has convened the Solar Ready Stakeholder Group, which includes several dozen participants from various organizations, with a goal of implementing the best management practices that would be most effective in this region.
U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade. Through SunShot, DOE supports efforts by private companies, academia, and national laboratories to drive down the cost of solar electricity to $0.06 per kilowatt-hour.
U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge incentivizes regional awardee teams to make it easier and more affordable for Americans to go solar. By streamlining permit processes, updating planning and zoning codes, improving standards for connecting solar power to the electric grid, and increasing access to financing, teams will clear a path for rapid expansion of solar energy and serve as models for other communities across the nation.
Solar Ready II
- Partnering with Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), Meister Consultants Group (MCG), and Council of State Governments (CSG).
- Goals are to implement solar best management practices, training materials and methods, and other proven implementation strategies previously established by MARC?s 2012 Solar Ready KC Initiative.
- Ultimately will result in more streamlined and standardized solar practices, and will achieve measurable improvements in solar market conditions and access for ten million people across the U.S.