The SolSmart program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory present two FREE in-person workshops in Minnesota for current and prospective SolSmart communities. The first workshop will take place March 7, 2017 in Duluth, MN, followed by the second workshop, March, 8, 2017, in Minneapolis, MN. These workshops will provide participants an interactive discussion on solar, storage, and permitting as well as demonstrate how improving local solar processes can benefit communities.
Local government staff from permitting, inspection, and building departments are invited to attend these special workshops on solar, storage, and permitting best practices. Workshop participants will learn from national solar experts, make connections with their peers, and have the opportunity to receive one-on-one consultations to review SolSmart permitting criteria, specific community pathways to designation, and additional resources.
All workshop training sessions are FREE of charge and open to local government staff, current SolSmart participants, and prospective SolSmart communities. Registration is accepted on a first come, first serve basis; however, preference will be given to current and prospective SolSmart communities. Topics will include: 1) Solar & Permitting Best Practices and 2) Storage & Permitting Best Practices.
REGISTRATION CLOSES FEBRUARY 27, 2017.
Please Note: Completion of either of these two workshops helps SolSmart communities achieve criteria critical for SolSmart designation.
Workshop #1 : SolSmart Duluth Solar Permitting Workshop
Hosted by the City of Duluth, MN
When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 8:30a – 3:00p Central Time Zone
Where: Duluth City Hall (Room 303) – 411 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Capacity: 30 Registrants
Workshop #2 : SolSmart Twin Cities Solar Permitting Workshop
Hosted by the City of Minneapolis, MN
When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 8:30a – 3:00p Central Time Zone
Where: Currie Maintenance Facility – 1200 Currie Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Capacity: 48 Registrants