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SolSmart Report: Solar & Electric Vehicles, A Guide For Local Governments

| SolSmart, Cadmus
The report, Solar and Electric Vehicles: A Guide for Local Governments, provides a roadmap for municipalities, counties, and regional organizations to maximize the benefits of these two technologies together.
Webinar

SolSmart Webinar: How Local Governments Can Buy Renewable Energy & Support Market Development

| SolSmart
This webinar covers strategies local governments can consider to procure renewable energy and support renewable energy market development, including power purchase agreements (PPAs), virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs), community solar, and more.
Webinar

SolSmart Webinar: Using Community Choice Aggregation to Achieve Clean Energy Goals

| SolSmart
This webinar focused on community choice aggregation (CCA) as a potential strategy for local governments to achieve their clean energy goals.
Webinar

SolSmart Webinar: Local Government Strategies for 100% Clean Energy

| SolSmart
This SolSmart webinar provided an overview of the approaches to setting clean energy goals and processes for identifying the most impactful and appropriate implementation strategies, including considerations related to the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar also highlighted case studies from communities that have developed clean energy plans.
Report

SolSmart Issue Brief: Community Choice Aggregation

| SolSmart
This SolSmart issue brief provides an overview of how CCA is organized, the process local governments can use for establishing a CCA, and how a CCA can be used to increase solar deployment.
Webinar

SolSmart Webinar: Solar + Storage, A Guide for Local Governments

| SolSmart
The pairing of solar energy and energy storage technologies presents several opportunities of increased value for communities. This webinar provided an introduction into the topic including markets, tariffs, benefits, and interconnection agreements. It then included a deeper study of permitting considerations for communities such as safety, resources and existing challenges. Lastly, SolSmart communities with solar and storage experience are highlighted.
Webinar

SolSmart Webinar: Developing Solar on Brownfields

| SolSmart
Formerly contaminated lands can serve as potential sites for community-scale solar projects, but may include additional challenges not typical of other solar developments. This webinar discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and considerations associated with these solar photovoltaic developments, as well as showcasing projects and initiatives focused on deploying solar on formerly contaminated lands.
Webinar

SolSmart Webinar: Best Practices for Solar & Electric Bus Charging at Transit Agencies

| SolSmart
Following up on a successful webinar on local government opportunities to integrate solar photovoltaic (PV) generation and electric vehicles (EV), SolSmart presented a deeper dive conversation focused on emerging best practices for PV and electric bus charging integration at transit agencies.
Market Development
Webinar

SolSmart Webinar: Planning & Zoning Best Practices for Large-scale Solar

| SolSmart
In this webinar, we addressed best practices for planning and zoning for large-scale solar in your community. The webinar covers ways to provide maximum siting options for ground mount solar projects while preserving your community’s character and historic resources.
Report

SolSmart Issue Brief: Solar & Electrification, A Beneficial Partnership

| SolSmart, Regulatory Assistance Project
This guide explains how communities can collaborate with their utilities on programs that produce complementary benefits for solar and electrification policies.