Advice for States on Providing Solar Information to Consumers

November 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has produced a program guide for state program managers on providing solar information to consumers. The guide, Solar Information for Consumers: A Guide for States, explains why states should provide consumer information on solar, describes the types of information that can be useful, and points out existing educational efforts by states and other entities that provide models and useful resource information. Although the focus of the guide is on educational efforts by states, its messages and approaches can apply to municipalities, counties, and municipal utilities that want to provide consumers with information on solar.

In this webinar, Warren Leon, CESA’s Executive Director, provided an overview of the new program guide and addressed questions from the audience.

This webinar was a presentation of the CESA’s Sustainable Solar Education Project. The project, funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative Solar Training and Education for Professionals program, is helping state and municipal officials to ensure distributed solar electricity is equitable and consumer friendly. The project assists states and municipalities improve consumer information, implement consumer protection measures, and find ways to make solar more accessible to low- and moderate-income households.