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 6, 2018 11:00am — 12:00pm ET

Offshore Wind Transmission: Lessons from Germany and Regulatory Considerations for OSW Transmission in the U.S.

Join us to learn about Germany's offshore transmission experience from TenneT, a transmission service operator in Germany and the Netherlands with significant experience connecting OSW energy and integrating it into the grid. We will also hear from Mark Kalpin, Partner at Holland & Knight LLP, about potential ownership structures & mechanisms for developing OSW transmission in the US, mechanisms for cost recovery, risk management, and the RTO interconnection process.

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 9, 2018 1:00pm — 2:30pm ET

Building Markets: Energy Storage in Massachusetts and Offshore Wind in Rhode Island

This webinar highlighted two winning programs from CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Massachusetts’ Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) Program, and Rhode Island’s Block Island Offshore Wind Farm.

August 3, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Midwest Clean Energy Trends

What have been the most significant recent energy developments in the Midwest? What will be the most important issues and trends in the coming several years? Two of the region’s leading energy experts shared their provocative, wide-ranging views.

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 25, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Simplifying Resilient Power Design with REopt Lite: A Look at New Features Added to NREL’s Solar+Storage Tool

With the latest updates to NREL's solar+storage optimization tool, REopt Lite, building owners and energy managers can now easily compare the costs and benefits of solar+storage systems designed to meet resiliency goals. Nick Laws, an engineer in energy systems modeling at NREL, was on-hand to answer questions about REopt Lite and help explain the new features.

July 19, 2018 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Replacing Peaker Plants with Battery Storage

This webinar presented the case for battery storage, both standalone and paired with renewables, as an increasingly viable alternative to traditional fossil-fuel peaker plants. Guest speakers from Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy and the Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy presented.