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Large Scale Solar Training Template – PI-17

| SolSmart
Though fires and other emergencies at large-scale solar PV systems are extremely rare, fire and safety staff should partner with a large-scale solar system owner/operator to ensure first responders have a standard operating procedure (SOP) outlining how to address a fire or rescue operation at the large-scale solar project.
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Solar Fire Training Template – PI-16

| SolSmart
Regular solar PV training, at least every few years, is a best practice to ensure firefighters and first responders are up-to-date on new procedures, codes, and products within the solar industry.
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(2021) Solar Commercial Fees Template – PI-11

| SolSmart
This memo will attempt to identify and verify commercial solar PV permit fees and determine if they align with national best practices.
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(2021) Solar Residential Fees Template – PI-10

| SolSmart
This memo will attempt to identify and verify residential solar PV permit fees and determine if they align with national best practices.
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Solar Inspection Training Template – PI-3

| SolSmart
Regular solar PV training, at least every few years, is a best practice to ensure field inspectors are up-to-date on new procedures, codes, and products within the solar industry.
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Solar Permit Training Template – PI-2

| SolSmart
Regular solar PV training, at least every few years, is a best practice to ensure permit technicians and plan reviewers are up-to-date on new procedures, codes, and products within the solar industry.
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(2021) Solar Permitting Checklist Template – PI-1

| SolSmart
Providing a set of requirements for the local solar permitting process (for both residential and commercial solar) on an easy-to-find local government webpage represents a major step toward overcoming informational barriers. An online solar permit checklist can be a simple way for a community to accelerate permit approval timelines and save staff time.
Report

Large-Scale Solar Development: A Playbook for Southwest Virginia

| SolSmart, The Solar Foundation, Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia
The Solar Workgroup, in partnership with SolSmart and the Solar Foundation, has created an introductory guide for local governments to facilitate large-scale solar projects in Southwest Virginia.
Report

SolSmart Issue Brief: Land Use Considerations for Large-Scale Solar

| SolSmart, Electric Power Research Institute
Energy development is the largest driver of land-use and land-cover change in the United States. Today, one of the leading forms of this new development is large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants. This new issue brief is intended to educate local governments and community stakeholders interested in supporting solar development.
Webinar

SolSmart Webinar: Permitting & Inspection Refresher Training

| SolSmart
This SolSmart webinar served as a refresher on simplified solar permitting and inspection best practices for residential systems.