Media Release

Solar Rights Workshop

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:45 AM
solar panel

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Growth Management is hosting a “Solar Rights Workshop” on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Jack Durrance Auditorium, located on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, downtown Gainesville). The workshop is free, but registration is required.

The workshop is designed to educate residents, building officials, contractors, and community association mangers about solar access and their legal right to install rooftop solar systems. It will be led by Colleen Kettles from the Florida Solar Energy Center at the University of Central Florida. The workshop is the fourth in a series of workshops held around the State sponsored by the Go Solar Florida grant partners.

Alachua County, along with the cities of Gainesville and Newberry, are partnering with cities and counties around the state to promote the installation of rooftop solar systems by Florida residents and businesses.

View/download the workshop flyer (PDF).

Register for the workshop.

The workshop will be broadcast live on Cox Cable Channel 12 and the County's Video on Demand website.

For more information, contact Alachua County Planner Holly Banner at 352-374-5249 or the Florida Solar Energy Center’s Colleen Kettles at For more information on Go SOLAR Florida, visit their website.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).