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As part of the Solar Outreach Partnership, the Centralina Council of Governments is hosting a free solar energy workshop, Wednesday, July 30, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm, Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 North Main Street, Mooresville NC 28115.

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEIUSA), and the Solar Foundation will provide assistance to local government officials in the Charlotte, North Carolina region who are interested in learning about ways to improve their solar zoning codes and permitting processes for solar facilities. Presenters will offer suggestions on how to improve and streamline the permitting process in ways that benefit the permitting authority, as well as solar installers and their customers. After the workshop, Centralina Council of Governments and the Solar Outreach Partnership will be available on an on-going basis to provide one-on-one assistance to city and county officials interested in pursuing changes to their solar codes and standards and/or solar permitting polices and processes.

Register here to reserve your spot!

Workshop Agenda

8:30 a.m — Check-in or registration for morning session*

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Solar Codes and Standards:  the morning session will cover solar codes and standards in North Carolina, with particular attention to achieving regulatory goals, developing appropriate ordinances and enforcement. Presenter: Alex Winn, The Solar Foundation.

12:30 p.m. – Check-in or registration for afternoon session*

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Solar Permitting Process:  the afternoon session will cover the three primary components of the solar permitting process—the pre-application stage, application submittal, and facility inspection. Presenters: Sky Stanfield, Erica Schroeder McConnell, Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP.

*Space is limited to 60 participants for each workshop

Register today!

Attendees are encouraged to come for the full day, but if you want to attend only one session you can sign up for the sessions separately on the registration page.