Upcoming Webinars and Events for CESA https://cesa.org/webinars/ Solar PV Recycling: Issues and Considerations for State Decision-Makers https://cesa.org/webinars/solar-pv-recycling-issues-and-considerations-for-state-decision-makers/?date=2018-08-23 <p>What happens to solar photovoltaic (PV) panels when they come to the end of their useful lifetime? As the solar PV industry evolves and deployment levels grow, policymakers are beginning to consider how to deal with future PV panel waste. <br><br>This webinar will provide an overview of what we can expect for future volumes of PV waste in the U.S., what technology solutions there are to turn waste modules into valuable recovered materials (and prevent toxic ones from harming our environment), and the status of the PV recycling industry and policy support structures in the US. Challenges to achieving a circular economy from waste PV modules will be proposed, with additional challenges and solutions for your states part of the discussion facilitated in this webinar. <br><br>Garvin Heath, a senior analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (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. <br><br>This webinar is being presented through NREL’s Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) Network, a project of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office. The STAT Network is a partnership between NREL, the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO).<br><br><strong>Presenter:</strong> <br>Garvin Heath, PhD<br>Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:17:20 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/solar-pv-recycling-issues-and-considerations-for-state-decision-makers/?date=2018-08-23 Community Solar Program Design and Implementation for Low-and Moderate-Income Customers https://cesa.org/webinars/community-solar-program-design-and-implementation-for-low-and-moderate-income-customers/?date=2018-08-30 <p>In this webinar, Jenny Heeter and Lori Bird from NREL will discuss their forthcoming report, Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers. The report 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.<br></p> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:52:52 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/community-solar-program-design-and-implementation-for-low-and-moderate-income-customers/?date=2018-08-30 Offshore Wind Transmission: Lessons from Germany and Regulatory Considerations for OSW Transmission in the U.S. https://cesa.org/webinars/offshore-wind-transmission-lessons-from-germany-and-regulatory-considerations-for-osw-transmission-in-the-u-s/?date=2018-09-06 <p>One of the major challenges to realizing offshore wind in the U.S. is the development of offshore transmission and interconnection to onshore substations. The availability and development of offshore wind’s associated transmission is a primary concern for investors and developers. <br><br>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. Tennet has connected over 5,300 MW of OSW power and forecasts that it will provide over 10 GW of transmission capacity in the German North Sea by 2025. <br><br>We will also hear from Mark Kalpin, Partner at Holland &amp; Knight LLP, about potential ownership structures &amp; mechanisms for developing OSW transmission in the US, mechanisms for cost recovery, risk management, and the RTO interconnection process.<br><br>A Q&amp;A session will follow the panelist presentations. <br><br>This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. <br><br><strong>Panelists:</strong> </p><ul><li>Wilfried Breuer, Managing Director, TenneT</li> <li>Mark Kalpin, Partner, Holland and Knight, LLP</li> <li>Val Stori, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (Moderator)</li> </ul><p><br>This webinar is presented by Clean Energy Group for the Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC). Learn more at <a href="http://www.northeastwindcenter.org" target="_blank">www.northeastwindcenter.org</a>. </p> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 15:37:43 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/offshore-wind-transmission-lessons-from-germany-and-regulatory-considerations-for-osw-transmission-in-the-u-s/?date=2018-09-06 California’s Pioneering Policies for New Homes: Greater Efficiency with Required Solar Energy https://cesa.org/webinars/californias-pioneering-policies-for-new-homes-greater-efficiency-with-required-solar-energy/?date=2018-09-11 <p>In May, California became the first state to require new homes to include solar power. Unsurprisingly, the announcement of this path-breaking decision has been met with considerable interest and curiosity. This webinar will put the requirement into context by describing the California Energy Commission’s efforts over time to improve the energy efficiency of new homes by strengthening building codes and encouraging the installation of solar energy systems, which laid the groundwork for the recent solar requirement. The webinar will explain the requirement, how it will be implemented, and how other states might adopt similar policies. The webinar will also discuss California’s attempt to adopt a carbon metric in future cycles of the state’s building energy efficiency standards and the implications for buildings in the state. There will be opportunity for audience questions.<br><br>For a brief infographic describing California’s new residential building energy efficiency standards, see <a href="http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2019standards/documents/2018_Title_24_2019_Residential_Standards.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2019standards/documents/2018_Title_24_2019_Residential_Standards.pdf</a><br><br><strong>Presenters</strong>:</p><ul><li>Maziar Shirakh, Technical Lead for Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Building Energy Efficiency Standards, California Energy Commission</li> <li>Danny Tam, Mechanical Engineer, California Energy Commission</li> </ul> Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:11:37 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/californias-pioneering-policies-for-new-homes-greater-efficiency-with-required-solar-energy/?date=2018-09-11