Solar Powering your Community: Fall Workshop Opportunity

Is your community considering solar power as an option for a local power source? Do you have questions about the Vermont’s Sustainably Priced Energy Development program (SPEED)?  Wondering what group net-metering is? Then, are you available Friday, September 6th from 8:30am to 12:30pm?

This fall the four southern Vermont regional planning commissions (Windham, Rutland, Bennington and Southern Windsor) are pairing with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to bring a SunShot Solar Workshop to Vermont.  The workshop is designed to provide actionable information on overcoming local-level barriers to solar, addressing soft costs, and implementing a successful local solar program in your community.  Southern Vermont town officials, businesses and local leaders interested in learning more about solar development in the region are invited to attend this free workshop with national and local experts.

The workshop will be interactive and provide information on a variety of topics related to solar power, including an overview of solar technology and why solar is viable for our region; a review of zoning codes, local ordinances and permitting processes with a concentration on facilitating solar installations; and examples of innovative financing options for solar projects.

The workshop will also include a panel of local leaders and experts from the Region who will lead discussion and answer questions about their specific experiences with solar projects in Vermont.  The event will be held Friday, September 6th from 8:30am to 12:30pm in the Green Mountain Room at the Inn at Stratton Mountain at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort.  Please visit the WRC Energy page for additional details:

For more information contact WRC Planner Cullen Meves ( at 802-257-4547 ext 108.

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