Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Memphis, TN

April 30, 2013
Memphis, Tennessee
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

This interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, will provide actionable information on creating a local-level solar program in the mid-south region. Areas of focus will include: an overview of solar technology and why it is viable for the Memphis region; revising zoning codes and ordinances to allow for solar; streamlining permitting processes; and innovative financing options for solar projects. Case study examples will highlight successful practices and lessons learned from communities that have undertaken solar projects in these focus areas. If you have questions, please email

2 AICP CM Credits (#e.23592)


  • 8:30      Welcome & Introductions
  • 8:55      Interactive Activity
  • 9:00      Solar 201: Technology, Economics, Policy
  • 9:30      Planning & Zoning for Solar
  • 9:50      Break
  • 10:10    Solar Financing Strategies in the Mid-South Region
  • 10:50    Break
  • 11:00    Local Panel
    • Becky Williamson, MLGW
    • Bill Houston, Sharp Manufacturing
    • Nat Youngblood, Inman Solar
    • Allan Daisley, Memphis Bioworks
  • 11:30    Audience Q&A and Panel Discussion
  • 12:00   Wrap up and Closing Remarks
  • 12:15   Lunch and networking opportunity

Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.

Getting there:

The address of the garage is 48 S. Dudley. The gate will be open. Attendees will cross the street to enter the Bioworks building and take the elevator to the 1st Floor

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Date(s) - April 30, 2013
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Memphis Bioworks Foundation

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