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Bainbridge Island City Hall Community Solar Project

May 7, 2015 by
Community Energy Solutions’ Joe Deets discusses the Bainbridge Island City Hall Community Solar project, in this National Association of Regional Councils podcast. Deets played a vital role in spearheading legislation that allows people in Washington State to invest in Community Solar projects. As a result, Community Energy Solutions partnered with the City of Bainbridge Island to create an investor-funded Community Solar project at its City Hall. Deets discusses this solar initiative from its inception in 2005 to its completion in 2012.

Regional Solar Podcast: How Solar Creates Jobs

February 25, 2014 by
NARC spoke with the Solar Foundation abut their award-winning National Solar Jobs Census report. The Census counts the number of solar workers across the U.S. solar value chain. In 2013, the U.S. solar industry employed over 142,000 solar workers, a 20% increase in employment from 2012.

Solarize North Carolina

December 10, 2013 by
This webinar presents a case study on how Asheville is currently creating its own Solarize program and provides an open dialogue discussing how other cities can implement their own Solarize campaigns.

WEBINAR: Solar Powering Your Community Association: Updating Design Guidelines for Solar

As part of an ongoing effort to establish a balanced approach to bringing more solar to HOA-governed communities, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA, in collaboration with The Solar Foundation and as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, will host a webinar entitled Solar Powering Your Community Association: Updating Design Guidelines for Solar on Wednesday, July 31st from 2-3pm EDT.
Regional Solar Podcast: Energizing Rural America

Regional Solar Podcast: Energizing Rural America

July 30, 2013 by
NARC spoke with Stacy Richards, Director of the Resource Center at SEDA-COG on how renewable energy is a valuable economic development tool for rural America. Renewable energy investment can benefit rural communities by reducing electricity costs, bolstering local supply chain networks and enhancing local emergency response. Learn about the many more ways renewable energy can bolster rural America's landscape through this podcast.

Regional Solar Podcast: Regional Solar Development

July 23, 2013 by
Join Elizabeth Compitello, Research Analyst at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) to learn how DVRPC is working to make the Philadelphia region a leader in solar development. For more information about DVRPC, visit www.DVRPC.org

Regional Solar Podcast: Regional Emergency Uses for Solar Technology

July 23, 2013 by
Jason Halpern and Patrick Murphy, founders of Gridless Power, discuss emergency uses of solar technology with NARC. Gridless Power is deploying solar technology in non-traditional formats when conventional power sources may be scarce or unavailable.

Regional Solar Podcast: Minnesota’s Solar Power Mandate

July 23, 2013 by
NARC spoke with Brian Ross, Owner of CR Planning, to discuss the recent initiative in Minnesota to mandate the use of solar power in the state’s energy portfolio.

Regional Solar Podcast: Developing a Solar Framework in Boston, MA

July 23, 2013 by
NARC spoke with Helen Aki with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston, MA about how MAPC is working to make the Boston region a leader in solar development.

Regional Solar Podcast: Solar in Climate Action Plans

June 13, 2013 by
NARC spoke with Jeff King and Julia Allman, Environmental Planners at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) about solar PV in MWCOG's Climate Action Plan.