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Solar Consumer Protection Workshop

May 17, 2018

8:00am — 4:30pm CST

Hyatt Place Chicago/O'Hare Airport, 6810 Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Illinois


CESA is offering a special opportunity for state officials to participate in a full-day workshop on solar consumer protection. The workshop will help state officials identify and implement solar consumer protection strategies. Applicants can apply for scholarships to cover hotel, airfare, and other travel costs.

The workshop will explore a variety of solar consumer protection issues from improper solar system installation to misleading solar savings projections. Participants will engage leading experts and peers from across the country in discussions on state strategies to promote solar consumer protection. Discussions will examine community solar consumer protection, solar contract disclosure requirements, the incorporation of quality assurances into program design, and more.

State employees from any state can apply to attend the workshop. Staff from attorneys general offices, ratepayer and consumer advocate offices, state energy offices, public utilities commissions, and other state agencies are invited to apply. We encourage small teams of two to four people from the same or different agencies within a state to apply. However, each individual must apply individually.  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the workshop has been filled. The electronic application form to attend the workshop is available here.

The workshop will be held in close proximity to O’Hare Airport to make travel to and from it easy. Contact CESA Project Director Nate Hausman by phone (802-223-2554 x206) or by email ( if you have any questions about this workshop.

This workshop is being conducted through CESA’s Sustainable Solar Education Project, which provides information and educational resources to state and municipal officials on strategies to ensure distributed solar electricity remains consumer friendly and benefits low- and moderate-income households. The Sustainable Solar Education Project is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.