Improving the Efficiency of the Rooftop Solar Permitting Process
Join ICLEI and partners to learn about the pros and cons of various local and state strategies to improve the efficiency of permitting processes, then discuss and share your own ideas
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern
What We'll Cover
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 while also balancing the desire to retain local control over the decision-making process.
This free webinar, the latest in ICLEI's Reducing Barriers to Solar for Local Governments
series, 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 in May.
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.
SpeakersDuring the webinar, presenters Sky Stanfield and Erica Schroeder from Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP will focus on the procedural components of the permitting process, and not the technical standards, to give participants various strategies that can be used in their own communities.
About the Webinar Series:
Reducing Barriers to Solar for Local Governments
Join ICLEI and partners for a monthly webinar series with the goal of helping local governments overcome barriers to deploying solar energy and making local investment in solar more attractive. Each month we’ll cover timely topics and assemble leading experts who provide tips, resources, and case studies on the actions that local governments, utilities, industry professionals and policymakers are taking to increase their solar portfolios. You’ll come away with valuable insights to help you and other stakeholders in your community.
Questions? Please contact Farleigh Wolfe at email@example.com