Distributed Solar Incentive Programs: Recent Experience and Best Practices for Design and Implementation


National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Lori Bird
Andrew Reger
Jenny Heeter
1 December 2012

This report examines best practices for designing and implementing solar incentive programs by reviewing these programs from entities across the United States. It focuses on capacity-based rebates and production-based incentives. In addition, it outlines the design of these programs as well as managing incentive levels, administrative procedures and consumer protection.