MTERA – Regulatory Barriers to Tribal Solar Deployment
Please join us for a virtual round table discussion hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association on either November 8 (3PM MT) or November 9 (9AM MT).
Indian Country represents approximately 2% of the U.S. landmass, but more than 5% of solar photovoltaic (PV) potential in the United States. Despite the significant potential of solar PV development on tribal lands, only a handful of large-scale projects have been installed.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and MTERA have partnered to form the Tribal Solar Initiative in order to address regulatory barriers to tribal solar adoption, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office. The goal of the project is to articulate key barriers to tribal solar and tribal solar-plus-storage adoption at all scales and to ready stakeholders to implement options to address these challenges.
These discussions will focus on the findings of the Tribal Solar Initiative. In March 2022, NREL and MTERA published the draft guidebook “Addressing Regulatory Challenges to Tribal Solar Deployment” and is seeking feedback from interested stakeholders regarding key findings. We hope that you will join us so that we may improve the guidebook and better enable tribal solar deployment.