The US Department of Energy has unveiled an online resource for local governments to help stakeholders and community leaders develop sustainable local solar markets.

The guide called Solar Powering Your Community is an online publication that aims to push economic development, decrease carbon emissions, and back clean energy jobs by developing a strong local solar market.

The publication reviews best practices and lessons adopted by 25 Solar America Cities and other local governments throughout the US that have successfully spread solar energy usage in their communities, reports Solar Daily.

The resource also outlines the nation’s most innovative solar programmes and policies, while also offering execution tips.