Field of Dreams - Overcoming Development Challenges in the Midwest
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Development is challenging regardless of location. But communities faced with choosing between farmland and solar projects need extra support to make projects a reality. We'll discuss the approach to working with the opposition, messaging landowners & stakeholders, and managing the design and engineering on flood-prone land.

  • What does it mean to a community to have a solar project on prime farmland and how can we communicate the benefits?
  • How to engineer and design a project on land with drain tile?
  • Local opposition and the keys to building community support
  • Land and Liberty - constituent relations - Land use and end-of-life decommissioning
  • How can the solar industry develop transparent guidelines to create consistent decommissioning as projects reach the end of their life?
Location Name
Grand Ballroom - Main Stage
Full Address
Westin Chicago Lombard
70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148
Lombard, IL 60148
United States
Session Type