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Solar Seminar Series: Utility Scale Solar and Local Land Planning
In any location where utility scale solar is going to move forward from design to construction, it is recommended to have a solar ordinance in place at the municipal or county level or both. And yet in PA, most municipalities across the state currently do not have one in place. Join the discussion on where the research currently is in PA, which is looking at the solar ordinance development trends, and the language found in more contemporary solar ordinances. As local jurisdictions plan for this fast-moving energy development showing up in communities across the Commonwealth, what ordinance planning is essential for all parties in the discussion?
Mohamed Badissy | Penn State Dickinson Law
Thomas Murphy | Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR)
Brook Duer | Staff Attorney, Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, Penn State Law
About the Solar Seminar Series
Tuesdays in August join WeConservePA for a series of solar seminars following up on the popular Land Conservation Conference session, Utility Scale Solar Development in PA –What are the Implications on Conserved Land, Present and Future. As energy transitions continue to expand nationally and, in the Commonwealth, utility scale solar is being seen as becoming one of the key energy sources of our future. Questions are arising around siting, land transitions, and how can local communities plan for large scale solar arrays in their jurisdiction. For these follow-up sessions, we will be joined by Tom Murphy, Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) with Penn State Cooperative Extension, and Brook Duer, Staff Attorney, Center for Agricultural and Shale Law with Penn State Law, as well as other experts in this emerging field.
August 3 – Utility Scale Solar: Environmental and Siting Considerations
August 10 – Land Transitions During Solar Energy Expansion in PA
August 17 – Utility Scale Solar and Local Land Planning
August 24 – Government Policy and Solar