FEATURED EVENT

Upcoming Events

Solar Zoning & Permitting Workshop – Mooresville, NC

July 30, 2014

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

More Details »
Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Roanoke, VA

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Roanoke, VA

August 1, 2014

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

4 AICP CM Credits 

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

VA Medical Center (2)

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

More Details »
Solar Permitting & Inspection Webinar Series Part III

Solar Permitting & Inspection Webinar Series Part III

August 27, 2014

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A. and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) present a series of three webinars on Solar Permitting & Inspection. As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, the series reviews the components of rooftop solar permitting processes, and shares best practices and tools for improving them.

In the upcoming final session of the series, we’ll take a step back from the previous two sessions and examine how communities can change their permitting processes, with a particular focus on voluntary regional and statewide collaborations.

More Details »
Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Dover, DE

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Dover, DE

October 1, 2014

Communities interested in learning more about solar development in the Dover, DE region are invited to a free workshop with national and local experts hosted by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility. 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

4 AICP CM Credits 

 

More Details »
Date/Time Event