Webinars & 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.

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.

May 17, 2018 8:00am — 4:30pm CST

Solar Consumer Protection Workshop

This workshop helped state officials identify and implement solar consumer protection strategies.

June 14, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Electricity Affordability Metrics for the U.S.

Through the U.S. DOE's Grid Modernization Lab Consortium, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed electricity affordability metrics at the state and county levels for the United States. This webinar introduced a simple spreadsheet interface to map these electricity affordability metrics.

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 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, shared 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 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.