Sunday, June 30, 2013

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop

On May 20, 2013, a free interactive workshop, was held and presented by the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership (, which provided actionable information on creating local-level solar programs in the Dallas and surrounding areas.  Areas of focus included: an overview of solar technology and why it is viable for the Dallas region; planning and zoning for solar; and innovative financing options for solar projects.

Presentations and video replays of the workshop are now available online. Go to the webpage - then, on the right side of the page, look under the section "Recent Events" for links to each of the presentations and videos.

The workshop agenda and the same links are included below in this blog article for easy access.  If you were not able to attend, you are encouraged to take some time to view the videos and presentations.  Share the information with your neighbors and utility representatives to help increase the awareness and understanding of solar energy.

Workshop Part 1 - This section includes:
  • Introductions
  • Solar 101
  • Creating a Regulatory Landscape for Solar
  • Texas Policy Environment
Links to the presentations and video reply for part 1 are given below:

Workshop Part 2 - This section includes:
  • Benefits and Barriers Activity
  • Strategies to Grow Your Local Market
Links to the presentations and video reply for part 2 are given below:

Workshop Part 3 - This section includes the local speaker session:
  • Oncor
  • Axium Solar
  • City of Irving, West Library project
Links to the presentations and video reply for part 3 are given below:

Best Regards,
Plano Solar Energy Advocates (LH)

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