Thursday, June 13, 2013

Solar planning help from the American Planning Association

APA is working with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), and alongside ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability on the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs), an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Through this effort, APA and its partners will provide outreach, training, and technical assistance to local and regional governments to help them implement solar energy in their communities.

A key part of SolarOPs is sharing best practices and lessons learned in order to overcome barriers to solar energy. The outreach partnership will utilize training workshops, web-based resources, and peer-to-peer sharing opportunities. DOE's compilation of best practices titled "Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments" serves as a foundation for outreach efforts.

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