U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop - Addressing Soft Costs and Barriers

These slides are from an interactive workshop, presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 18, 2012.  The workshop was designed to provide actionable information on overcoming local-level barriers to solar, addressing soft costs, and implementing a successful local solar program in areas including:  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. A case study presentation by PennFuture highlights Rooftop Solar Challenge efforts in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

August, 2012
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
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International City/County Management Association