Removing Barriers to Solar Energy Deployment: A Roundtable Discussion on the SolSmart Program

Jul. 24, 2016 , 10:30 am – 11:45 am
202 C

This interactive roundtable session will feature solar energy experts from The Solar Foundation as they provide information and answer questions on the new SolSmart program through the U.S. Department of Energy's(DOE) SunShot initiative. SolSmart aims to provide technical assistance and national recognition to communities that have taken steps to remove barriers to solar deployment, such as reducing soft costs and limiting 'red tape' at the local level. Leaders from counties already on their way to reducing such barriers will also provide best practice expertise and insight, as well.  


  • Mr. Philip Haddix, The Solar Foundation
  • Hon. Victoria Reinhardt, Ramsey County, Minn.
  • Hon. Jeff Griffiths, Inyo County, Calif.
  • Hon. Don Saylor, Yolo County, Calif.
  • Mr. Jack Morgan, NACo