April 25, 2023
There's no substitute for a good visualization when it comes to demystifying large-scale solar development.
March 6, 2023
Reflexive opposition to large-scale solar projects is on the rise in many parts of the country. Start planning now to avoid the reactive trap.
Is your community ready to have a conversation about large-scale solar development? Check out the new second edition of the Solar@Scale guidebook for a comprehensive discussion of local policies and actions that can affect the siting and design of community- and utility-scale solar facilities.
Agrivoltaics — or the placement of a solar energy system on the same parcel of land as agricultural production — and wildlife-friendly solar practices can help communities capture multiple benefits from large-scale solar development.
June 3, 2022
The topic of large-scale solar development in rural communities doesn't have to be controversial. Learn how local officials and developers can work together to clear up the misconception that these two land uses cannot co-exist.
Join APA and ICMA for a nine-part webinar series on how local government policies and actions affect large-scale solar development outcomes.
A new guidebook from APA and ICMA highlights key opportunities for planners to help speed the decarbonization of the U.S. electricity grid by promoting context-sensitive large-scale solar development in the communities they serve.
The Solar@Scale team recently analyzed the existing literature on planning and zoning for large-scale solar development and identified some significant gaps.
APA has partnered with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) on Solar@Scale, a new U.S. Department of Energy-funded project to help realize the potential benefits of large-scale solar development for cities, counties, and special districts.
A Summer 2016 JAPA article looks at how planners are dealing with the dangers and problems created by local fracking.
July 14, 2016
A new land-use planning exercise can help communities start a conversation about local solar energy use.
The House and Senate are moving closer to a conference on sweeping energy legislation, which includes a debate around the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Work on the budget and appropriations ran into an obstacle last week in the Senate, throwing into question whether a vote on a robust Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development spending bill will happen.