SUSTAINABILITY

Solar Energy Resources 

Solar Energy Resources & Webinars

Best practices for solar development and ordinances are continuously evolving. These highlighted webinars address topics of interest such as pollinator-friendly solar installation and maintenance, ordinance best practices, and decommissioning.

For resources, visit the Department of Energy SolSmart Resources collection or contact MACOG to direct you to relevant information. Resources include guidance on solar for historic buildings, online training for code officials and fire departments, permitting best practices, and example ordinance language.

 

Photo Credit: Fresh Energy, Center for Pollinators in Energy

2020


APA-Indiana Seminar, July 30 (virtual)
Planning Beyond the Panels:
Solar & Land Use

Access Seminar Recording.

Links to presentation slides below:


National Overview: Pollinator-Friendly Solar

Rob Davis, Fresh Energy


State & Regional Overview on Solar in Indiana

Leah Thill, MACOG


Local Pollinator Solar Pilot Project

Adam Thada

The Center at Donaldson & Ancilla College


Pollinator Installation & Maintenance

Chris Kline & Mark O'Brien, Cardno


Indiana Model Ordinance Development

Brian Ross, Great Plains Institute


2019


WEBINARS 

Funding and Installing Solar Energy in Your Community

IU Environmental Resilience Institute

Speakers: MACOG, City of South Bend Office of Sustainability, Ben Davis High School

More webinars for IU ERI.  


Large-Scale Solar: Best Practices in Planning & Zoning

DOE SolSmart Program

Highlights pollinator-friendly solar, decommissioning, and end-of-life for panels


Best Practices in Planning & Zoning for Solar

DOE SolSmart Program

Overview of best practices for incorporating solar in to comprehensive plans, development regulations, permitting, and local programs. Highlights historic districs, glare concerns, and opportunities for brownfields