Freeing the GRID

Freeing the Grid

Resources on Key Clean Energy Policies

Freeing the Grid is an annual report card from Vote Solar and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) that rates all 50 states on two key clean energy policies: net metering and interconnection standards. Together, these policies empower energy customers to produce their own power from rooftop solar and other distributed renewables.

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Looking for resources on state clean energy policies and utility regulation? Explore these recommended guides, policy maps, and info hubs:


Learn more: Net Metering and Interconnection

Watch this educational video about net metering and interconnection:

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