Community Champions: Achieving Acceptance for Expanding Solar

Time: 16:45 - 17:30

Date: 2024-05-01

Theatre: Room Two


As large-scale solar installations continue to expand across the US, especially further into populated rural areas, community non-acceptance will continue to grow as a bottleneck to deployment.

  • What are the common concerns the community raise in opposition to solar development?
  • How are developers increasing the economic and social uplift that solar can provide for communities?
  • How are developers working in coordination with farming communities?



  • Molly Bales Director of Origination - Wood plc
  • Venkatesh Inti Renewable Energy Infrastructure Development & M&A - RWE
  • Kara Titus Senior Manager, Community Relations - Lightsource bp
  • Garrett Nilsen Deputy Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office - U.S. Department of Energy

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