Cox, Sadie, Terri Walters, Sean Esterly, and Sarah Booth. (2015) Solar Power: Policy Overview and Good Practices. Golden, CO: Clean Energy Solutions Center.
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This paper describes key policy design approaches and considerations specific to solar deployment, both on utility and distribution levels. Drawing from international experience and lessons, the paper focuses on solar-specific good practices for renewable electricity standards, feed-in tariffs, auctions and tendering processes, interconnection and net metering, financial incentives, and further approaches to enable private finance. It serves as a reference as governments attempt to design a suite of complementary policies that align most appropriately with unique national circumstances and goals.