Solar for Local and State Governments Workshop

Sponsored by Performance Services

A plain English discussion about solar energy for government, business leaders and owners, fire & code officials, energy engineers & managers … and others.  

Participants will acquire a basic understanding of residential and commercial solar systems, components that comprise a system, how solar energy works, and the contribution solar energy plays in the growth of America.

We will look at methods to streamline the solar permitting process, improving communication among inspectors, Fire Inspectors, and first responders. Discussion will include ways for state and local governments to create solar PV programs for residents/business customers, and the initial steps for implementing solar energy.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in the role of solar energy today, and in our future. This includes elected officials at state, county, and local levels; local government planning and permit staff; code officials; building officials, Fire Marshals and fire officials, energy managers, energy engineers, facilities managers, commercial property owners, school districts, non-profit organizations, home builders, and all others with an interest in solar energy.


Dan Lepinski, PE, Solar Consultant & Electrical Design Engineer

Dan Lepinski, P.E.,  is a leading national expert in the solar energy industry.  Mr. Lepinski has over 40 years’ experience in solar energy.  He serves on the UL 1741 Standards Technical Panel authoring safety standards for the solar energy industry, a solar industry task force that interfaces with the National Fire Protection Association (publishes the National Electric Code), the Solar America Board for Codes and Standards, and others.  Mr. Lepinski has presented to a variety of audiences and consulted on a variety of subjects and client projects related to solar energy.  An exceptionally engaging and informative presenter, he specializes in plain English conversation – understandable by all.

Tamara Cook, NCTCOG
Lori Clark, NCTCOG
  • Host

    • Energy Systems Laboratory
  • Co-Host

    • North Central Texas Council of Governments