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Responsible Siting of Solar



Year: 2020

Topics: Siting Renewables

Organizer: PACE and CTEN

Responsibly siting renewable energy generation can minimize the impact on natural resources and increase the sustainable productivity of a site.  Towns can take a proactive planning approach and identify which locations are suitably prioritized for solar, and which should be protected.


  • Guidelines for Siting Renewables – Audrey Friedrichsen, Scenic Hudson
  • Siting Large-Scale Solar in CT – Gina Wolfman and Christopher Ross, Greenskies
  • Alternatives for Solar and Agriculture – Lexie Hain, American Solar Grazing Assoc
  • Tools for Engaging Your Town in a Sustainability Discussion – Val Ferro, Good Earth Advisors.  

Special guest:  Robin Stein, former chair of the CT Siting Council.

Principles of Renewable Energy Siting

Site Selection of Utility-Scale Solar in CT

Solar Grazing

Tools of Engagement

Open Discussion with former CT Siting Council Chair Robin Stein