Resources

Welcome! The SolarOPs Resource Center connects you to the resources that best fit your needs. Aimed at local governments, resources are arranged sequentially to help along the solar process – Beginning, Financing, Planning, Implementing, and Training. There are also four document criteria definitions – Case Study, Video, Toolkit, and Date of Publication. Click the boxes below to view the resources in each category.

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Cincinnati, OH

These slides are from an interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, in Cincinnati, OH on September 26, 2012. The workshop was designed to provide actionable information on overcoming local-level barriers to solar, addressing soft costs, and implementing a successful local solar program in areas including: 1) revising zoning codes and ordinances to allow Read More »

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Charlotte, NC

These slides are from an interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, in Charlotte, NC on September 21, 2012. The workshop was designed to provide actionable information on overcoming local-level barriers to solar, addressing soft costs, and implementing a successful local solar program in areas including: 1) revising zoning codes and ordinances to allow Read More »

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Atlanta, GA

These slides are from an interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, in Atlanta, GA on September 20, 2012. The workshop was designed to provide actionable information on overcoming local-level barriers to solar, addressing soft costs, and implementing a successful local solar program in areas including: 1) revising zoning codes and ordinances to allow Read More »

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Columbia, SC

These slides are from an interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, in Columbia, SC on September 19, 2012. The workshop was designed to provide actionable information on overcoming local-level barriers to solar, addressing soft costs, and implementing a successful local solar program in areas including: 1) revising zoning codes and ordinances to allow Read More »

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Raleigh, NC

These slides are from an interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, in Raleigh, NC on September 18, 2012. The workshop was designed to provide actionable information on overcoming local-level barriers to solar, addressing soft costs, and implementing a successful local solar program in areas including: 1) revising zoning codes and ordinances to allow Read More »

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Richmond, VA

These slides are from an interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, in Richmond, VA on September 17, 2012. Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Richmond, VA Click for full resource.

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Omaha, NE

This interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, provided actionable information on creating a local-level solar program in the Omaha region on June 7, 2013. Areas of focus included: energy planning to facilitate solar installations; state and local incentives for solar energy; innovative financing options for solar projects; and why solar is viable Read More »

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Memphis, TN

This interactive workshop, was presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership on April 30, 2013 in Memphis, TN. Attendees were provided with actionable information on creating a local-level solar program in the mid-south region. Areas of focus included: an overview of solar technology and why it is viable for the Memphis region; revising zoning codes Read More »

Houston Solar America Cities Podcast

Jennifer Ronk, a Research Scientist with the Houston Advanced Research Center, discusses Houston’s work as one of the Department of Energy’s 25 Solar America Cities, its successes, challenges, and lessons learned, as well as where she sees solar as part of Houston’s future. To learn more about Houston’s work as a Solar America City, visit http://solaramericacommunities.energy.gov/solaramericacities/.

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.

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