• 07/30/14

    Solar Zoning & Permitting Workshop - Mooresville, NC

    As part of the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEIUSA), the Interstate Renewable Energy Council USA and the Solar Foundation will be holding a free solar zoning and permitting workshop to provide assistance to local government officials in the Charlotte, NC region who are interested in learning about ways to improve their solar zoning codes and permitting processes for solar facilities. The morning portion of this workshop will cover solar codes and standards in North Carolina, with particular attention to achieving regulatory goals, developing appropriate ordinances, and enforcement. The second portion of the workshop will cover the three primary components of the solar permitting process—the pre-application stage, application submittal, and facility inspection. For each of these steps, we will offer suggestions on how to improve and streamline the permitting process in ways that benefit the permitting authority, as well as solar installers and their customers. After the workshop, The Solar Outreach Partnership will be available on an on-going basis to provide one-on-one assistance to city and county officials interested in pursuing changes to their solar codes and standards and/or solar permitting polices and processes. We would welcome the chance to help you to determine your community’s particular needs and interests, and identify the changes necessary to meet them. Click here for IREC’s Sharing Success: Emerging Approaches to Efficient Solar Rooftop Permitting Report Click here for a Webinar Series on Solar Permitting & Inspection

  • 08/01/14

    Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Roanoke, VA

    Communities interested in learning more about solar development in the Roanoke, VA region are invited to a free workshop with national and local experts hosted by the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC). This interactive workshop will provide actionable information on creating a local-level solar program, with a focus on:

    • The benefits and barriers of solar development;
    • Planning for solar: getting solar ready;
    • Understanding the regulatory landscape of solar; and
    • Innovative financing options for solar projects.

    Lunch Provided for Registered Participants

    2 AICP CM Credits 

    Join us afterwards for a free tour of the VA Medical Center’s Solar Array! 

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    Have solar question? Ask the Experts! Meet with our solar experts after the workshop to help your community: Identify goals for solar market development; Incorporate solar into comprehensive plans; Draft solar development regulations; Streamline solar permitting processes; Procure solar for municipal facilities. Sign up now, space is limited