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Wed, Mar 23 - 1:00 pm

Exploring the Solar in Your Community Guidebook

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Webinar Details

Join the National Renewable Energy Lab and Department of Energy to learn more about the 2022 update to the Solar Power in Your Community Guidebook. Last updated in 2011, much has changed in the world of solar. This 2022 edition highlights new and existing technologies and strategies to maximize the benefits of solar to all communities. Topics include solar planning and how to incorporate solar into existing planning efforts, updating local policies and processes to make solar more accessible, installing solar on government land or buildings, and more! Join us to learn more about the guidebook, and how to best utilize this resource for your community.


  • Introductions
  • Presentation of Solar Power in Your Community, featuring communities with real world case studies
  • Q&A


Wed, March 23, 2022
1:00-2:00 PM

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Emily FeketeRenewable Energy Policy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Emily Fekete is a Market and Policy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Lab. In her role she focuses on state level policy analysis, community solar, and residential rooftop PV permitting. She has a background in sustainability and environmental management and obtained her MPA/MSES at Indiana University’s O’Neill School in 2019. Her research interests include increasing accessibility and affordability of renewable energy to low- and moderate-income communities.

Abigail RandallORISE Science and Technology Policy Fellow, US Department of Energy

Abigail Randall is an ORISE Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the US Department of Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). Within SETO, Abigail focuses on the environmental impacts of solar energy, the siting and permitting of rooftop and utility-scale solar facilities, and state and local government technical assistance.

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