Solar Events and Webinars

Upcoming Events

August 23, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm

Solar PV Recycling: Issues and Considerations for State Decision-Makers

What happens to solar photovoltaic (PV) panels when they come to the end of their useful lifetime? Garvin Heath, a senior analyst at NREL, will share lessons learned and key insights from his research to inform state-level efforts to develop effective, efficient, and affordable PV module recycling and recovery strategies.

August 30, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

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

Guest speakers from NREL will discuss their new 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.

September 11, 2018 1:00pm — 2:15pm ET

California’s Pioneering Policies for New Homes: Greater Efficiency with Required Solar Energy

In May, California became the first state to require new homes to include solar power. Guest speakers from the California Energy Commission will explain the requirement, how it will be implemented, and how other states might adopt similar policies.

Recent Events

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.

July 12, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Using Solar to Reduce Peak Loads: Evaluating Rhode Island's Distributed Solar Pilot

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources conducted a pilot to explore the ability of solar to reduce peak electricity loads on the local electric distribution system. Panelists discussed the project's goals and design, and presented findings from Cadmus’ recently published program evaluation.