There is general consensus that to bring the price of rooftop solar installations down significantly in the near future there need to be improvements made to increase the efficiency of the permitting process for these systems. With thousands of different cities and counties having control over permitting, there is a strong need to share ideas on how to move improvements forward on an expeditious basis while also balancing the desire to retain local control over the decision-making process.
A free webinar on Wednesday, June 6th from 2:00-3:00 ET, will discuss approaches being used across the country to help catalyze action at a local, regional and state level to improve the efficiency of the rooftop permitting process and will highlight specific improvements being put into place. It will outline the pros and cons of these approaches and discuss how application of different strategies may vary depending upon the governance structure in place. The discussion will center on examples highlighted in the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s report “Sharing Success: Emerging Approaches to Efficient Rooftop Solar Permitting” which will be released later this month.
In this webinar, presenters Sky Stanfield and Erica Schroeder from Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP will focus on the procedural components of the permitting process, rather than the technical standards, to give participants various strategies that can be used in their own communities. The webinar seeks to facilitate discussion and to provide concrete examples of methods for improving the rooftop permitting process that benefit installers as well as local governments.