Register for Indianapolis 9/28/12 “Solar Powering Your Community Workshop” Learn Actionable Steps for Adopting Solar in Your Community September 24, 2012Posted by Laura Arnold in Uncategorized.
Tags: ICMA, installing solar on municipal facilities, Jayson Uppal--Mesiter Consultants Group; Philip Haddix--The Solar Foundation; John Hazelett--City of Indianapolis; David Morley--American Planning Association, Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs), streamlining solar permitting, SunShot Solar Outreach
This FREE interactive workshop, presented by ICMA through the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, will provide actionable information on creating a local-level solar program in Indiana. Areas of focus will include: 1) revising zoning codes and ordinances to allow for solar; 2) streamlining permitting processes to facilitate solar installations; 3) financing solar projects; and 4) installing solar on municipal and other community facilities. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AICP Credits CM 2.00
When: September 28, 2012
Time: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: Indianapolis City/County Building, 200 E. Washington St., Room T118, Indianapolis, IN
Speakers: Jayson Uppal, Meister Consultants Group, Inc.; Philip Haddix, The Solar Foundation; John Hazlett, City of Indianapolis; David Morley, American Planning Association
Register here: http://www.planetreg.com/E73017445918567
The Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs) is designed to help accelerate solar energy adoption on the local level by providing timely and actionable information to local governments.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative, SolarOPs achieves its goals through a mix of educational workshops, peer-to-peer sharing opportunities, research-based reports, and online resources.
To perform the work of SolarOPs, DOE selected teams led by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA. These organizations and their teams help local governments take a comprehensive approach to solar energy deployment by:
- Conducting outreach and sharing best practices for increasing solar energy use with thousands of local governments across the nation
- Working in partnership with industry experts and national membership associations to enable local governments across the United States to expand their local solar markets
- Providing information in relevant areas, such as solar policies and regulations, financial incentives, workforce training, and utility and community engagement.
Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments serves as the foundation for these outreach efforts.