Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Solar 101 Workshop

When: July 12-13, 2016

Where: Raleigh, NC

Description: The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission have partnered with the solar industry to host the first Solar 101 workshop. This will be a 1.5 day workshop to bring state and federal biologists and the solar industry together to discuss: solar industry siting, operation and maintenance, environmental effects of solar, industry best management practices and current and future research. The second day will be a field visit to a solar farm.

There is no registration fee for this workshop but the workshop is limited to the first 30 people who register. To register for the workshop please go to the following link:

A block of rooms for July 11th -13th has been set aside at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Capital. The hotel address is 320 Hilsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603; reservations can be made by calling (855)-914-1878. The room rate is $84.00 per night for July 11th-13th; when making reservations use the AFWA Solar Workshop room block. The cutoff date for hotel reservations at the group rate is June 20th, 2016. If you have questions regarding registration or the hotel room block, please contact Caitlin Gaborow at or (315) 796-0647.

The workshop will be held at the North Carolina Green Square Building, 1210 Training Room, 217 W. Jones Street. This is within walking distance from the Holiday Inn. Transportation will be provided to the solar site and back to the Holiday Inn on Wednesday, July 13th.

The Association has funding to support a limited number of state fish and wildlife agency staff. Please contact Kathy Boydston at or (512) 389-8522 to inquire about travel support.