Institute Advisory Board Members Help Negotiate Solar Siting Agreement

The large-scale development and deployment of solar energy in the US is a key component to decarbonizing our energy systems. However, longstanding disagreements between community stakeholders and developers about siting solar installations have often slowed down progress toward bringing more solar energy onto the grid. A recent agreement which follows months of discussions between interested parties, organized by the Nature Conservancy, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment, has created a framework for siting negotiations that could speed up the build out of this renewable energy resource across the country. Read more about the process, the agreement, and how Irving Institute Advisory Board members Abby Hopper '93, CEO of SEIA and Dan Reicher '78, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford, were involved in this recent New York Times article.