Webinars and Events

2018

January 11, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Using Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar

Traditionally, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) focused on increasing energy efficiency for low-income households. As solar costs have declined, interest in using WAP funds for low-income solar deployment has increased.

January 16, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Using Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar

LIHEAP serves as an emergency bill assistance service, but state LIHEAP administrators have flexibility to use some program funds to reduce long-term dependence on energy assistance. Some argue that these LIHEAP funds should be used for low-income solar.

January 25, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Follow-Up Discussion: Using Federal Low-Income Energy Assistance Programs for Solar

This interactive webinar discussion is a follow-up to two earlier webinars: "Using Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar” (1/11), and “Using Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar” (1/16).

February 15, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Financing Solar Projects for Public and Affordable Housing

This webinar discussed ownership and finance pathways for solar projects for public and affordable housing.

February 22, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Solar+Storage for Public and Affordable Housing

This webinar provides an overview of the technology, value proposition, and financing options for projects that pair solar with battery storage for public and affordable housing.

March 1, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Promising Solar PV Financing Strategies for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

In this webinar, Jeff Cook and Lori Bird of NREL discussed the most promising strategies state policymakers might consider using to finance solar PV for low- and moderate-income customers across three housing types: single family, multifamily, and manufactured housing.

March 29, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

New Financing Options for Solar+Storage in Low-Income Communities

In this webinar, Clean Energy Group's Rob Sanders was joined by guest speakers from National Housing Trust and Urban Ingenuity to discuss ownership and finance models ranging from immediate direct ownership to third party ownership flips to C-PACE financing strategies.

May 2, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Income Trends of Residential Solar Adopters

Guest speakers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory discussed their new report on income trends of residential solar adopters. It is the most comprehensive analysis of this type to date, and one of few to utilize household-level income estimates.

August 2, 2018 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

Expanding Solar PV Finance and Markets in Connecticut and Minnesota

This webinar highlighted two programs from CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Connecticut’s “Solar for All” Partnership, and Minnesota's MPRB Solar Demonstration Project.

August 30, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Community Solar Program Design and Implementation for Low-and Moderate-Income Customers

Guest speakers from NREL discussed their forthcoming report, which reviews existing and emerging LMI community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage incentives and finance structures to lower the cost of LMI community solar, and examines marketing and outreach considerations.

October 11, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Supporting Housing and Mobility with Resilient Power in Boulder

Over the past two years, the City of Boulder, Colorado has been collaborating with stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of community facilities through deployment of solar and battery storage technologies.