Solar Events and Webinars

Upcoming Events

June 1, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Community Solar for Low- and Moderate-Income Consumers

Because community solar can be made accessible to renters and can include flexible terms, it holds promise for spreading the benefits of solar to low- and moderate-income (LMI) consumers. In this webinar, guest speakers from Solstice and from Alpine Bank will present two financially sustainable models for making community solar more available to LMI consumers.

June 8, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Utility-Driven Solar Projects for Low-Income Customers

Some utilities have begun developing solar projects specifically to serve low-income customers and underrepresented neighborhoods. This webinar features two utility pilot projects that are installing solar panels on rooftops in low-income neighborhoods.

June 14, 2017 9:00am — 5:00pm ET

Workshop for State Officials: Bringing the Benefits of Solar to Low- and Moderate-Income Residents

CESA is hosting a full-day workshop for state officials on low- and moderate-income (LMI) solar. The workshop will examine the challenges states face in promoting LMI solar and will highlight ideas for overcoming those challenges. State employees from any state are welcome to apply to attend the workshop.

Recent Events

May 25, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Crowd-Financing Solar for Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Communities

In this webinar, Andreas Karelas, the Executive Director of RE-volv, and Todd Bluechel, the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at CollectiveSun, presented two models that rely on crowd-funding to enable nonprofits to adopt solar.

May 18, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Bringing the Benefits of Solar to Low-Income Customers

CESA has produced a guide for state and municipal officials on bringing the benefits of solar to low-income consumers. In this webinar, report author Ben Paulos (PaulosAnalysis) provided an overview and addressed questions from the audience.

March 30, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Low-Income Solar, Part 2: Using the Tools of Low-Income Energy Efficiency Financing

In this webinar presented by CESA's Sustainable Solar Education Project, Greg Leventis from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reviewed low-income energy efficiency financing products and discussed how different financing products can address different barriers to low-income energy improvements.

March 23, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Low-Income Solar, Part 1: Lessons Learned from Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs

Ian Hoffman from LBNL discussed the lessons learned from low-income energy efficiency programs, and how they can be applied to low-income solar programs. Topics covered include how programs can be tailored to different segments of the low-income population, such as multifamily vs. single-family housing, as well as what obstacles have been encountered and what new solutions are proposed.

March 16, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities

The webinar explained how solar+storage can benefit low- and moderate-income communities and described a variety of policy tools for doing so, including grants, rebates, utility procurement standards, financing support, opening markets, and soft cost reductions.