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Another great North American land boom is now underway in earnest across the continent thanks to the new possibilities and profits enabled by ground-mounted solar energy development. But this land rush will be different in fundamental and functionally distinct ways, to which this non-rooftop solar development forum is dedicated.
Scaling into a significant land use, essential work is underway to understand solar's impacts on soils, surface water, groundwater and habitat function. Early studies and pilot projects across the planet are opening the door to the potential for higher & better sun farming, towards dual-use agricultural production, double-cropping, or solar simul-cropping.
Beyond the solar power production & economic development, beyond the renewable megawatts & marginal revenues, a new model of environmental stewardship is combining solar development, land conservation and best agricultural practice to harness the land's true, multifunctional potential... and unlock new values.
Immersive solar development, land use and dual-use experience of the very highest educational caliber working through comprehensive syllabus.
Exceptional speaker lineup of 70+ of today‛s foremost practitioners walking through 101-level instruction suitable for novices and state-of-the-art sessions and applied science.
Dozens of exhibitors will host a dynamic expo floor anchored between breakout sessions, keynotes and food service, physically anchoring program breaks, and co-hosting the final on-site social.
12 scheduled networking events, incl. hot breakfasts & lunches each day, beginning with an official pre-SFS23 drinks & hors d‛oeuvres event the evening of 3/13.
Dig into the details of a ground-mounted solar energy development, related land use issues and explore the dynamic dual-use potential of agrivoltaics
Focused redevelopment track will detail resources, tools, grants and programs to repurpose brownfields and marginal lands for solar, aka brightfield redevelopment.
Fun, fast-paced face-to-face sessions connecting small groups of participants in guided discussions and Q&A led by seasoned agrivoltaics practitioners.
Add your spark and make your mark on the educational experience at North America’s first dedicated agrivoltaics expo by submitting a poster to be displayed on-site during the conference.
Follow up resource compendium bundled digitally and sent following the event‛s conclusion as reference material and
resource guide containing all the SFS23 presentations and bonus materials.
Multiple classes of tickets are now available! Click on the button below to checkout on Eventbrite and reserve your spot at the most substantive solar energy + land use conference of 2023!
The SFS23 discounted block is sold out but rooms remain at the official venue, the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare hotel, including free shuttle service directly to & from the airport every 20-30 mins!
Are you a farmer/rancher/landowner w/acres for a ground-mounted solar project? Add acres to the Site Combine, get a raw developability score & a free ticket to attend SFS23!
Free Shuttle from Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Conveniently located only 1 mile from O’Hare International Airport (ORD), there will be a free roundtrip airport shuttle running roughly every half hour between from 5:00 AM - 11:30 PM directly to and from the SFS23 venue!
The Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare is conveniently located very near the interstate highway system. Self parking on site will be available to SFS23 attendees at discounted rate of $10 per day (normally $29 per day). The venue is also has wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available.
Public Transportation to & from Chicago
Chicago's CTA Blue Line is a ~10 minute walk and provides quick and convenient access to downtown Chicago, and back, including direct service to Millennium Park (adjacent to Lake Michigan).
Starbucks (full service) - 0 min walk
Liberty Tavern - 0 min walk
Basil’s Kitchen - 1 min walk
Gibson’s Steakhouse - 1 min walk
Morton's Steakhouse - 3 min walk
Bc Bistro And Lounge - 4 min walk
Chicago Fire Oven - 6 min walk
Murray Bros. Caddyshack - 7 min walk
Five Roses Pub - 7 min walk
Crust Brewing - 8 min walk
Sugar Factory - 8 min walk
Bub City - 9 min walk
Park Tavern - 9 min walk
Fogo De Chão - 10 min walk
Re-watch these illuminating discussions from the pandemic edition of another solar energy + land use event, the Virginia Solar Summit, our cousin conference:
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