The Clean Energy States Alliance hosted a webinar on Solar Maps as Tools for Advancing Solar Energy. This webinar highlighted cutting-edge map-based tools that have been developed in the District of Columbia, New York, and Ohio. These maps can serve as good models for other states and communities. The webinar focused primarily on maps that show the potential suitability of installing solar on particular buildings within a community. Such maps can help building owners and solar installers know whether a building may be suitable for a solar installation. The maps reduce the transaction costs involved with solar development and save building owners from wasting time pursuing infeasible projects.
The webinar focused on the following maps:
- Tria Case, University Director of Sustainability at the City University of New York
- Emil King, Policy Analyst in the Energy Administration at the District of Columbia Department of the Environment
This webinar was hosted by Warren Leon, CESA’s Executive Director.
Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf at: http://www.cesa.org/assets/Uploads/3.5.14-Solar-Map-Webinar-Slides.pdf