MAREC to host workshop on solar development

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Individuals interested in learning about solar development in Michigan are invited to a free workshop May 5 at Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center in Muskegon.

The workshop, “Solar Powering Your Community,” will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It will focus on actionable steps for adopting solar in West Michigan. Lunch will be provided; register by April 22 at http://bit.ly/muskegonmiworkshop. 

The workshop will feature national and local experts who will discuss:

- the benefits and barriers of solar development in Michigan;

- creating solar-friendly planning and zoning codes and ordinances;

- understanding the regulatory landscape of solar;

- and innovative financing options for solar projects.

The event is sponsored by MAREC, Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association, National Association of Regional Councils and the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership through the U.S. Department of Energy. 

For more information, contact Kim Walton, program director for MAREC, at (616) 331-6900.