CESA produced two webinars on Principles and Policies for Low and Moderate Income Solar, to assist teams participating in the Solar in Your Community Challenge, a prize program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. Slides and recordings of these webinars are free and available to the public at the links below.

This four-hour, eight-part webinar course covers the basics of low and moderate income (LMI) solar policy and principles. It covers financing strategies, direct incentives, consumer education, community engagement, solar+storage, community solar, and case studies of successful programs. More details are available in the course syllabus.


Principles and Policies for LMI Solar, Part 1
October 6, 2017

This webinar included presentations on the following topics:

  • Opportunities and Challenges for LMI Solar, presented by CESA Executive Director Warren Leon (slides) (recording)
  • Case Studies of LMI Solar Initiatives at the State, Local, and Project Level, presented by CESA Project Director Nate Hausman (slides) (recording)
  • Financing Options for Low-Income Solar, presented by Ben Paulos of PaulosAnalysis (slides) (recording)
  • Direct Incentives that Can be Used for LMI Solar, presented by Ben Paulos of PaulosAnalysis (slides) (recording)

Principles and Policies for LMI Solar, Part 2
November 17, 2017

This webinar included presentations on the following topics:

  • Presenting Solar Information to LMI Consumers, presented by CESA Executive Director Warren Leon (slides) (recording)
  • Engaging LMI Communities, presented by Melanie Santiago-Mosier of Vote Solar (slides) (recording)
  • Solar+Storage for LMI Communities,┬ápresented by CESA Project Director Todd Olinsky-Paul (slides) (recording)
  • Community Solar for LMI Communities, presented by CESA Program Associate Diana Chace (slides) (recording)

More resources related to LMI solar and consumer protection are available on CESA's Sustainable Solar Education Project page. This includes a free monthly newsletter, webinars, and other reports and resources.