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 24, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Renewable Thermal Technologies in the Massachusetts APS

Since 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has been working on designing rules and regulations for including renewable thermal technologies in the Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS). This webinar featured a presentation on the draft regulations by Samantha Meserve, Renewable Thermal Program Coordinator at DOER.

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 13, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2017 Year in Review

The U.S. energy storage market experienced substantial growth in 2017. In this ESTAP webinar, presented by US DOE-OE and Sandia National Laboratories, and hosted by CESA, guest speakers from GTM Research shared insights related to recent developments in the U.S. energy storage market, including deployment trends, policy updates, and market outlook.

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.

March 7, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

One Year In – Energy Storage Proves its Worth in Sterling, MA

Summarizing one year of operations, this webinar shows how the Sterling Municipal Light Department’s energy storage project saved nearly $400,000 for the town’s ratepayers. The webinar also provides information on a second energy storage project being undertaken by Sterling in conjunction with a community solar installation.

March 9, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The Status of State Grid Modernization Efforts

States are playing an important role in modernizing the nation’s electricity grid. In this webinar, two presentations discussed the range of activity taking place at the state level.

March 14, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Valuing Resilience: Exploring the Role of Solar+Storage in Grid Outages

The webinar included a review of the findings detailed in a recent paper released by NREL and Clean Energy Group, "Valuing the Resilience Provided by Solar and Storage Systems," which illustrates the impact of valuing resilience on solar+storage system sizing.

March 29, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

New Financing Options for Solar+Storage in Low-Income Communities

In this webinar, Clean Energy Group's Rob Sanders will be joined by guest speakers from National Housing Trust and Urban Ingenuity to discuss ownership and finance models ranging from immediate direct ownership to third party ownership flips to C-PACE financing strategies.

April 4, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

FERC Order 841: Leveling the Playing Field for Energy Storage Resource Market Participation

In this webinar, guest speakers from Customized Energy Solutions will summarize FERC Order 841 and describe its impact on storage markets, just as RTO/ISO compliance efforts are getting underway across the country.

April 26, 2018 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

FERC and Clean Energy

In this webinar, John Moore (NRDC's Sustainable FERC Project) will discuss some of the issues currently before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the regional markets it regulates, including the potential threats for state RPSs and related state energy policies.

May 17, 2018 8:00am — 4:30pm CST

Solar Consumer Protection Workshop

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