Full Title: 2021 Local Solar Developer Survey
Author(s): Katie Kienbaum, John Farrell
Publisher(s): Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR)
Publication Date: December 16, 2021
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Whether a small business, a community school, or a local household, millions of American electric customers have installed rooftop solar or subscribed to shared solar farms. And it doesn’t just save money for solar customers — widespread adoption of distributed solar benefits all of us by creating jobs and lowering the costs of building a cleaner, more resilient power grid. As the price to install solar continues to fall, the opportunity expands each year to more and more Americans.
This report shares data from ILSR’s first ever Barriers to Distributed Energy Survey and stories from interviews with solar developers to identify the most common and most impactful issues facing local solar projects as a result of both policymaker and utility choices.