SolSmart Program Evaluation (2020-2021)
This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office under Award Number via a subcontract with The Solar Foundation. Collaboration with Missouri S&T, U Miami, & UT Austin.
Total Award: $145,000.
SolSmart is a national designation and technical assistance program that aims to help local governments make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar. This project is a third-party evaluation of the impacts of SolSmart. Using mixed methods, we find that SolSmart has real and perceived tangible impacts on solar adoption in designated communities. <Learn More>
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