ForumPlus: Siting Solar: An Understanding of Solar Fields in the Bay Watershed

May 22nd, 2023 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Choose Clean Water Coalition and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for an afternoon seminar on the state of large-scale solar siting in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. With an increasing demand for renewable energy, the quantity of large solar fields in the Chesapeake Bay watershed is on the rise. Land use conversion from agriculture and forest land to solar fields will have water quality and quantity effects. Gathering the non-profit environmental sector and leaders from state agencies and local governments, we will examine where solar fields are placed based upon the implications of different zoning policies in various jurisdictions. We will share solar siting case studies from throughout the watershed, identifying best practices and pitfalls to avoid. With feedback from attendees, we will discuss opportunities for collaboration and designate next steps our community can take to support regions in making informed land use decisions that have positive benefits on local water quality.

Registration for this ForumPlus event is free. Registration is a part of the Choose Clean Water Conference, though it does not require attending the Choose Clean Water Conference May 23-24. To register, you should select the ForumPlus only registration during the registration process. If you are interested in participating in other conference activities, you can select two-day conference registration or Tuesday-only registration.

The event will be held in Harrisburg, PA, at the Hilton Hotel, 1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17101.

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