Webinars & Events

Upcoming Events

October 6, 2017 12:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Low and Moderate Income Solar Policy and Principles, Part 1

This is the first in a two-part webinar course on low and moderate income solar policy and principles. Speakers from CESA and PaulosAnalysis will present.

October 13, 2017 1:00pm — 2:15pm ET

Income Verification for Low-Income Solar Programs

In this webinar, speakers from the California Department of Community Services and Development, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will discuss their income verification processes for low-income solar programs.

October 17, 2017 8:00am — 3:00pm MT

Workshop on Solar for Public and Affordable Housing

CESA is offering a special full-day workshop on deploying solar for public and affordable housing. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) 2017 Annual Conference on October 14th-17th in Denver, CO.

October 19, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Follow-Up Discussion on Income Verification for LMI Solar Programs

This interactive webinar discussion is a follow-up to CESA's 10/13 webinar, "Income Verification for Low-Income Solar Programs." This webinar is open to state and municipal officials only.

October 26, 2017 1:00pm — 2:15pm ET

Colorado’s Low-Income Community Solar Demonstration Project

In this webinar, guest speakers from the Colorado Energy Office, Lotus Engineering and Sustainability, and NREL will describe and evaluate the Low-Income Community Solar Demonstration Project, which provides over 1 MW of electricity and serves over 300 low-income Coloradans.

November 17, 2017 12:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Low and Moderate Income Solar Policy and Principles, Part 2

This is the second in a two-part webinar course on low and moderate income solar policy and principles. Speakers from CESA and Vote Solar will present.

Recent Events

June 22, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Consumer Protections for Community Solar

This webinar discussed consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections.

June 14, 2017 9:00am — 5:00pm ET

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

CESA hosted a full-day workshop for state officials on low- and moderate-income (LMI) solar. The workshop examined the challenges states face in promoting LMI solar and highlighted ideas for overcoming those challenges. State employees from any state were welcome to apply to attend the workshop.

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 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 presented two financially sustainable models for making community solar more available to LMI consumers.

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.