2018 Fall Solar Symposium

MACo Symposium: Let the Sunshine In: Solar Siting in Maryland


Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 3:45 pm (morning coffee and lunch provided)
Location: North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723
Dress for Speakers & Attendees: Business Casual
Cost: Free, but registration is required
Attendees: County elected and non-elected officials


Let the Sunshine In: Solar Siting in Maryland, will provide an overview of solar's role in Maryland, including existing laws; offer perspectives from different stakeholders, such as agriculture, community/health, and the environmental community; discuss local zoning and taxation best practices; and showcase several solar "success stories." The symposium will be concluded with an open facilitated discussion where attendees can raise solar-related issues and questions important to their local jurisdiction. 

Session Objectives: 

  • Provide key information on factors affecting solar energy development in Maryland relevant to the needs and policy decisions of county officials
  • Present examples of Best Practices in solar development
  • Offer an opportunity for dialogue among county officials and experts engaged in specific technical and policy areas relevant to solar development


Sierra Club of Maryland


Solar United Neighbors