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Solar America Communities Workshop: Getting Started with Solar in Your Community

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Join ICLEI and a team of solar experts for this workshop tailored to local governments, to be held at NLC's Green Cities conference

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Date: Thursday, Nov. 10
Place: Phoenix, AZ

How to Register: This workshop is open only to registrants of the National League of Cities' Green Cities conference.
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This workshop will provide an overview of important concepts related to local solar installations, including technologies, costs, and barriers. It will examine how to create a local-level solar program; how to incorporate solar into comprehensive, energy, and sustainability plans; how to finance solar projects; and how to install solar on municipal and other community facilities.

The workshop has four central objectives:

  •  Develop a common vocabulary and understanding of solar technologies
  •  Examine the benefits of and barriers to solar installations in local communities
  • Learn what steps a community can take to go solar
  • Find out where to go for more information on a range of topics, including technologies, installation, and financing



Moderator: Casey Johnston, Renewable Energy Program Director, ICLE

  • Andrea Luecke, Executive Director of the Solar Foundation
  • Chad Laurent, Meister Consultants Group
  • Tad McGalliard, Director of Sustainability, ICMA
  • Bruce Plenk, Solar Energy Coordinator, City of Tucson, Arizona


About Solar America Communities

Solar America Communities is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to increase the use and integration of solar energy in communities across the United States. The International City/County Management Association and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA were selected by DOE to assist local governments throughout the U.S. implement best practices and accelerate the adoption of solar energy. For more information visit



When Nov 10, 2011
from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Eastern U.S.)
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