CCOG University: Planning for Utility Scale Solar

APA North Carolina Chapter


Thursday, August 16, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT

Charlotte, NC, United States

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This workshop will explain the technology, construction, regulations, and economic considerations when planning for utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that are becoming commonplace across the state. In addition to providing an understanding of the development and operation of these solar electricity generating facilities, the presentation will explore what is known about the various impacts of these systems on the community and the environment. Specifically, common questions about the legal/regulatory issues tied to PV panel toxicity, electromagnetic fields (EMF)/radiation, economic impacts, system decommissioning, and more will be covered. Additionally, the characteristics that make a site most suitable for solar will be provided as well as an overview of solar land leases.

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Steve Kalland

Stephen S. Kalland, is the Executive Director of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University. He has over 23 years of experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency, especially in solar, having served as a past board member of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), N.C ... Read More

Elizabeth Trahos

Beth Trahos is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Raleigh office where she focuses her practice on commercial real estate development, land use, government regulation, and wealth transfer planning. Using her natural abilities for building consensus, she regularly represents developers, builders, property owners, and local governments in ... Read More

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