The inaugural Solar Farm Summit lands next to O‛Hare International Airport March 13, 14 & 15 at the renowned Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O‛Hare hotel in the heart of North America‛s heartland for 2+ difference-making days of instructive, illuminating and inspiring agrivoltaics programming! Dig into ground-mounted solar development and land use; and explore the practical application of this merger of solar power and agricultural production. Discover the enormous potential of this growing practice while also networking with hundreds of global experts when the 2023 Solar Farm Summit (SFS23) assembles North America‛s 1st dedicated agrivoltaics development conference and exposition!
Expect an immersive solar energy, land use and dual-use experience of the very highest educational caliber working through a thorough syllabus that builds from entry-level examination of a land-based solar project and energy, environmental and economic development basics; into exploration of the solar project lifecycle from conception through construction, operation and decommissioning; up to advanced sessions on the science of agrivoltaics, case studies, site selection, land use, land recycling, government programs, grants and incentives, as well as expert Q&A and technical assistance.
Beyond the educational program, a supercharged SFS23 social experience will feature 12 scheduled networking opportunities, including hot breakfasts and lunches together each day, and beginning with an official pre-SFS23 drinks & hors d‛oeuvres event the evening of 3/13 for casual networking! Over 3 electric days, many hundreds will gather in this collaborative continental assembly representing an eclectic cross-section from myriad disciplines: non-profit & institutional professionals, private landowners, farmers & ranchers, agronomists, real estate professionals, community reps, developers, investors, utilities, policy makers, economic developers, as well as state and federal government staff. There will be no better opportunity in North America in 2023 to get a grip on ground-mounted solar projects, steep oneself in working agrivoltaics knowledge, connect with world class solar pros, and plug into a live, in-person agrivoltaics network in a single event space!
Importantly, all the intellectual capital in SFS23‛s high-impact program, including every presentation, will be aggregated with other reference materials prepared by event speakers, experts and sponsors into the SFS23 Agrivoltaics Almanac, a comprehensive digital compendium prepared after the event and published free to all attendees. The Agrivoltaics Almanac will be jam-packed with key concepts, conceptual outlines and working materials extremely useful to anyone interested in developing solar energy and agrivoltaics projects from the student, to the novice, to the seasoned solar professional.
Add your spark to the start of a genuine ground-mounted renaissance in solar energy, economic development and environmental stewardship by plugging in March 13, 14 & 15 at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O‛Hare hotel for 3 brilliant days of connection, education and inspiration in 2023‛s must attend solar energy, land use and agrivoltaics event!
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.
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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!
Re-watch this illuminating discussion from the pandemic edition of our cousin solar energy + land use conference, the Virginia Solar Summit: