1.0 Organizing and Strategizing a Local Solar Effort

The dedication ceremony of a solar covered landfill in San Antonio, Texas. (City of San Antonio/ PIX18068)

The most difficult part of strategically accelerating the adoption of solar energy technologies is getting started. The range of opportunities is vast and many of the issues are complex. Taking the time to organize and develop a strategic approach will help community leaders make the best choices for their community. This section introduces activities that have proven effective in the early planning stages of designing a local solar energy strategy. The topic areas and associated examples contain more information about specific planning activities, and the chart below shows which of the 25 Solar America Cities have undertaken each of these planning activities.