Why Plan for Utility-Scale Solar?

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The Solar@Scale project is a DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office-funded collaboration between the American Planning Association and International City/County Management Association (ICMA) to provide best practices and guidance for local communities in planning for large-scale PV development. As a member of the Solar@Scale advisory committee, I have been asked to present on trends and land use projections for large-scale solar to demonstrate why local governments will likely see growing demand for solar energy development. These slides represent an introduction to projections from NREL's Standard Scenarios, Cambium, LBNL's Utility-Scale Solar report, and other data sources on the level of solar energy development that can be expected across the country.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2021 National Planning Conference, 5-7 May 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-79851


  • land use
  • planning
  • solar
  • utility-scale PV


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