Solar Powering Your Community: Augusta, GA

This interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, provided actionable information on creating a local-level solar program in the Lower and Central Savannah River area on November 13, 2015. Areas of focus included: energy planning to facilitate solar installations; state and local incentives for solar energy; innovative financing options for solar projects; and Read More »

Solar Policy Workshop- Roswell, NM

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA) and the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center collaborated with The City of Roswell to provide a free policy workshop  to local government officials in  Roswell, NM.  This workshop was designed to provide an provide an in-depth look at Roswell’s solar policies and practices and Read More »

Pursuing Economic Development Through Local Government Solar Programs And Policy-Detroit, MI

In June 2014, members of the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs) held a strategy session with local government officials and various solar stakeholders to help determine a path forward for the City of Detroit to become more solar friendly. Session participants offered a number of ideas for policy improvements or new programs to facilitate greater solar deployment. In this session, facilitators from the SolarOPs team revisited some of these strategies – as well as others that have since been identified as areas of interest – in order to help the City and its constituents better understand the economic development, job creation, and end user financial benefits of each opportunity, to the end of prioritizing these for implementation.

Everything About Solar: A Strategic Training Session for Local Governments – Torrance, CA

South Bay Cities Council of Governments hosted a day-long solar energy workshop for local governments and their key stakeholders in Torrance, CA on October 6th, 2014. This interactive workshop – covering topics including solar financing, updating local solar regulations, and local government solar procurement – is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership’s technical Read More »

Alternative Energy Ordinance Framework Workshop

As solar energy development increases, regions are realizing the need for consistent guidance around constructing renewable energy ordinances. Regions are developing model ordinances and frameworks to provide guidance and sample language for solar PV installations that promote safe and sound community development. In a time of tight budgets, model ordinances are an efficient and cost Read More »

Regional Solar Planning Workshop

From high cost to landscape preservation, there are a number of commonly believed barriers to solar adoption. Join the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and our panel of local and national experts as we explore these barriers and discuss solutions to encourage solar expansion within local government operations. Click HERE to access the workshop Read More »

Getting Started with Solar Workshop

This presentation at the National Association of Regional Councils’ 2011 Annual Conference details the benefits and barriers of solar as well as how to integrate solar energy into your region by educating, motivating, and equipping local elected officials with the knowledge needed to catalyze regional solar development and regional best practices on solar energy. Click Read More »

Solar Zoning & Permitting Workshop – Mooresville, NC

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEIUSA), the Interstate Renewable Energy Council USA and the Solar Foundation collaborated with the Centralina Council of Governments to provide a free solar zoning and permitting workshop 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.

Solar Permitting Workshop – Westchester, NY

As part of the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, ICLEI and IREC hosted half-day workshop on May 1, 2013 to provide technical assistance to local government officials in Westchester County, NY and surrounding communities who are interested in learning about ways to improve their permitting processes for solar facilities. Targeting Planning and Building Department Staff and Municipal Sustainability Committee Members, the workshop covered Read More »

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