March 6, 2023
Plan Now to Overcome Reflexive Opposition to Large-Scale SolarReflexive opposition to large-scale solar projects is on the rise in many parts of the country. Start planning now to avoid the reactive trap.
January 24, 2023
Updated Large-Scale Solar Guidance from Solar@ScaleIs 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.
August 9, 2022
Visual Guide to Agrivoltaics and Wildlife-Friendly SolarAgrivoltaics — 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
It’s Not Necessarily Solar vs. AgricultureThe 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.
January 14, 2022
Solar@Scale Webinar SeriesJoin APA and ICMA for a nine-part webinar series on how local government policies and actions affect large-scale solar development outcomes.
November 1, 2021
Solar@Scale: Opportunities for Planners to ActA 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.
December 21, 2020
Exploring Gaps in Guidance for Large-Scale Solar DevelopmentThe Solar@Scale team recently analyzed the existing literature on planning and zoning for large-scale solar development and identified some significant gaps.
October 14, 2020
Solar@Scale: Improving the Local Rules for Large-Scale SolarAPA 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.
September 29, 2016
How DO Planners Deal with Local Fracking?A Summer 2016 JAPA article looks at how planners are dealing with the dangers and problems created by local fracking.
July 14, 2016
Play 'Solar Powering Sunnyside' to Sharpen Your Solar SkillsA new land-use planning exercise can help communities start a conversation about local solar energy use.
May 27, 2016
House and Senate Move Toward Conference on Energy, Debate LWCFThe 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).
May 3, 2016
Appropriations Work Stalls in Senate as THUD Bill Nears Final VoteWork 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.
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