Peer Learning

Solar + Battery Storage to Support Community Resilience

DEADLINE:
April 14, 2017

Innovations in solar and battery storage are making it possible to use solar energy to support community facilities such as shelters, medical centers and emergency facilities during power outages. From New York and San Francisco to Duluth and Salt Lake, communities across the country are considering how they can incorporate the use of solar into their resilience plans. This interactive workshop will introduce participants to best practices, tools and resources in resilient solar that are now available to communities interested in solar and battery storage.

Attendees of this workshop will learn from leading national and city experts about:

  • Why and how your community can support solar+storage projects
  • Best practices for identifying local opportunities and priorities for solar+ storage
  • Project design process, tools and key considerations
  • How to work effectively with stakeholders
  • Funding and financing best practices
  • Practical tips for permitting and interconnection
  • Case examples from New York, San Francisco, Baltimore and more!

This workshop is for local leaders, including municipal and regional officials, planners, nonprofit leaders and citizens who want to learn how to implement solar and battery storage across their community. Registration at the National Adaptation Forum is not required.

Location

Saint Paul RiverCenter
175 West Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Who Pays?

The workshop registration is free.

About the Institute for Sustainable Communities

ISC has a 25 year history building the capacity of communities around the world to meet their sustainable development challenges and opportunities. For the past seven years ISC’s national and regional Sustainable Communities Leadership Academies have been providing high-caliber, affordable training and peer-learning services to cities and regions forging local solutions to global climate disruption and fostering sustainable communities. Previous SCLA workshops have focused on low carbon transportation, building energy efficiency and retrofitting; green job creation; climate adaptation and resilience; and sustainable community/regional development.

In all, ISC has managed more than 98 projects in more than 30 countries. For more information, please visit www.iscvt.org

Sponsors

This workshop is for local leaders, including municipal and regional officials, planners, nonprofit leaders and citizens who want to learn how to implement solar and battery storage across their community. Registration at the National Adaptation Forum is not required.

DEADLINE:
April 14, 2017

RELATED RESOURCES

Resources will be added closer to the workshop date.