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Solar Technical Assistance

Federal Agency


Solar Energy and Technologies Office (SETO)


To help cities, counties, and regional organizations across the nation streamline processes that make it faster and easier to deploy solar energy, attract investment, and lower energy costs for families and businesses. DOE is expanding the program to incorporate new solar-related technologies and respond to the evolving needs of local governments.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility may vary as this includes multiple technical assistance programs for nonprofit and for-profit organizations, state and local governments, and other entities that are working to address barriers and improve access to solar energy.

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider implementing projects that accelerate innovative distributed energy resources, such as rooftop solar, energy storage, and demand-side management.

Equity Considerations

Consider prioritizing the designation criteria related to accelerating solar and solar-related technologies in low-and moderate-income communities.

Helpful Tips

This assistance includes the following programs: SolSmart, SolarApp+, the National Community Solar Partnership, the Solar Energy Innovation Network, the Interconnection Innovation E-XChange, and the Grid Modernization Initiative Technical Assistane for State Utility Regulators.

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Matching Funds

Not required

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