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A FREE WORKSHOP on Planning & Zoning for Small Wind & Solar

September 26, 2012 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


“Solar and small wind installations are coming soon to your community (whether you like it or not).”


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

8:30 a.m.—12:00 noon

Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria


Topics include:

  • Market trends in renewable energy and renew-able energy technologies.
  • The hows and whys of addressing solar and wind energy resources in local plans and policies
  • The types of conflicts that arise with solar and wind energy installations, and distinguishing between real and perceived nuisances.
  • The different technologies for harvesting local renewable energy and how different technologies can create different considerations in development regulation.
  • Opportunities for local renewable energy incentives to meet your sustainability, economic development, or energy independence goals



Brian Ross,

Planner and Energy Policy, CR Planning, Inc.

Lise Trudeau,

Wind Energy Engineer, MN Dept of Commerce Division of Energy

Stacy Miller,

Solar Energy Programs, MN Dept of Commerce Division of Energy


To Sign Up Contact:

Catherine Dubbe, GTS Registrar


651-222-7409 x200

Deadline: Friday, September 21


September 26, 2012
8:30 am - 12:00 pm