Solar Solutions at the ICMA Conference
Registration is open for the ICMA Annual Conference that will be held in Columbus, Ohio from September 17 – 21, 2022. Make sure you don’t miss the sessions on solar! They include:
Advancing Solar and Equity in Your Community Conference Session
Monday, September 19th | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Despite exponential growth, access to the solar market has escaped many low-income households. It is possible to both grow your local solar market and ensure that access to solar is available to all constituents. This session will encourage local governments to implement equitable strategies that reduce barriers for low-income households to go solar while fostering solar market growth.
So You Want to Build a Community Solar Array?
Tuesday, September 20th | 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
The session will help small cities and counties understand the various elements (including financial) that go into siting a solar array. Solar Arrays raise a host of questions for local leaders including siting (zoning), financing (debt) and interconnection (ROW/Easements/MOUs). This session will explore the practical elements of siting a solar array and provide a glimpse into the future of how solar will work as part of a diverse set of energy products.
Capturing Community Benefits from Large-Scale Solar Development
Tuesday, September 20th | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Community- and utility-scale solar development is necessary to decarbonize the grid. Yet, without careful planning and leadership, there is no guarantee that host communities will receive their fair share of project benefits. This session will prepare city and county leaders to help the jurisdictions they serve capture a greater share of benefits from local large-scale solar development projects.