Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is an established technology that has proven its ability to improve our national security and boost the economy. Photovoltaics produce energy that is both domestic and emission-free, making it key to weaning the United States off our dependence on polluting fossil fuels and helping curb the effects of global warming. Solar PV also bolsters our economic security by creating more new jobs than any other energy technology.
Colorado has been a leader in developing policies to encourage investment in solar PV. This kind of leadership is instrumental in creating a policy environment friendly to solar generation, as energy policy is largely determined at the state level through laws and utility regulation. Please join us for the release of a new report from the Center for American Progress that highlights model state policies and case studies of four states, including Colorado, that have effectively developed thriving solar markets.