The Regional Commission is working towards attaining the SolSmart Silver Designation and advancing solar efforts in the New River Valley. This designation allows the Regional Commission to disseminate available information, resources and best practices for solar programs that support member organizations in the region. In September 2019 the Regional Commission hosted a webinar for local government planners in the Region that addressed best practices for including solar in land use plans and zoning ordinances.
The next event planned is a training for permitting staff where we will explore best practices for solar PV permitting and inspection, permitting guidelines and ways to improve permit review.
Visit www.nrvrc.org/solarizenrv/ for more information and to access the Solar Toolkit for Local Government and a recording of the September webinar.