Utility scale solar is rapidly expanding in Pennsylvania.
Grid scale solar facilities have impactful development and energy generation potential throughout the Commonwealth due to decreasing installation costs, increasing demand, access to transmission and technological advances that allow convenient generation and transmission.
With this ever-growing trend in renewable energy systems in mind, most municipal governments will be contending with how this new land use corresponds with existing zoning ordinance terminology, standards and provisions.
PBI partners with the Penn State Solar Team to explore emerging trends in PA-based solar.
Key players in the industry discuss aspects of utility scale solar energy which could have significant impacts in communities throughout the Commonwealth.
- Local implications
- How counties and municipalities can plan for this potential energy development within their respective jurisdictions.
- Key impacts associated with grid scale solar development including:
**Impacts to agricultural land
**Siting requirements of solar
The faculty take you on an immersive virtual tour of solar facilities as they are being built in locations across PA and NY, and they introduce a series of case studies to explore specific solar ordinance language being used in other parts of PA with active solar development.
Wrap up with an active Q&A discussion.
A golden opportunity to explore in more depth the primary issues surrounding solar energy deployment and related ordinance development.
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $20. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637.
Recorded in August 2022.