The Managing Expectations case study examines common impediments to integrating solar energy into historic districts, how communities worked to overcoming such challenges, steps along the way in which stakeholder engagement was cultivated and adaptability of lessons learned to other communities. Portland, Oregon and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma have been chosen as examples of communities who have successfully integrated solar into their respective local historic preservation policies.
This case study was created as part of the N.C. Solar Center’s efforts under the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. As a member of this partnership, the N.C. Solar Center provides information and technical expertise to local governments interested in implementing solar programs and policies.