MACo, in partnership with the Sierra Club of Maryland and Solar United Neighbors, is offering a free one-day symposium to county officials (elected and non-elected) on the benefits and challenges of siting community and utility-scale solar generation facilities within your county.
The symposium, titled Let the Sunshine In: Solar Siting in Maryland, will provide an overview of solar’s role in Maryland, including existing laws; offer perspectives from different stakeholders, such as agriculture, community/health, and the environmental community; discuss local zoning and taxation best practices; and showcase several solar “success stories.” The symposium will be concluded with an open facilitated discussion where attendees can raise solar-related issues and questions important to their local jurisdiction.
Let the Sunshine In: Solar Siting in Maryland
- Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
- Time: 10:00 am – 3:45 pm (morning coffee and lunch provided)
- Location: North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723
- Eligible Attendees: County elected and non-elected officials
- Cost: Free but registration is required by October 3
- Provide key information on factors affecting solar energy development in Maryland relevant to the needs and policy decisions of county officials
- Present examples of Best Practices in solar development
- Offer opportunity for dialogue among county officials and experts engaged in specific technical and policy areas relevant to solar development
Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A full agenda will be released shortly. For further questions about the symposium, please contact Les Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.269.0043.