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Community Solar and Zoning for Solar Energy - Farmingdale

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Farmingdale State College

2350 Broadhollow Rd

Whitman Hall 150

Farmingdale, NY 11735

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) NY-Sun PV Trainers Network and Farmingdale State College invite all local public officials involved in the planning, permitting, inspection, or approval processes for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to attend the Community Solar and Zoning for Solar Energy workshop that will be held on July 11th from 12:30 to 3:30.

The workshop will discuss basic strategies to develop a policy, planning, permitting and regulatory framework for solar. Participants will learn about public engagement techniques, the legal process in plan making, and nationally accepted best practices and common features found in comprehensive and other local plans. This workshop will review strategies and best practices for developing a clear, comprehensive, and enforceable solar permitting and regulatory framework including sample provisions for permitted uses, dimensional standards, development standards and definitions, and the NY State Unified Solar Permit.

Next, the workshop will give an overview of community distributed generation, also known as shared solar, New York’s newest mechanism for expanding access to solar to communities. The workshop will cover the NY solar market and incentives, shared solar models, rules, and regulations, and the role and concerns of different stakeholders in developing and managing shared solar projects including property tax and assessment concerns.

Policymakers who complete this workshop are eligible to receive complementary one-on-one technical support in designing and implementing smart solar policy in their local jurisdiction.

After the presentations, the trainers will be available for short consultations with municipal representatives to discuss potential technical assistance services.

Training location: The training is located in Whitman Hall 150. The location details include the general address for Farmingdale State College. Whitman Hall can be located using the Farmingdale State College campus map: https://www.farmingdale.edu/about/pdf/farm_map.pdf.

For questions, please contact Marj Issapour at issapom@farmingdale.edu

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Whitman Hall 150

Farmingdale, NY 11735

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