Upcoming Events

May 25, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Crowd-Financing Solar for Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Communities

In this webinar, Andreas Karelas, the Executive Director of RE-volv, and Todd Bluechel, the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at CollectiveSun, will present two models that rely on crowd-funding to enable nonprofits to adopt solar.

June 1, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Community Solar for Low- and Moderate-Income Consumers

Because community solar can be made accessible to renters and can include flexible terms, it holds promise for spreading the benefits of solar to low- and moderate-income (LMI) consumers. In this webinar, guest speakers from Solstice and from Alpine Bank will present two financially sustainable models for making community solar more available to LMI consumers.

June 6, 2017 3:00pm — 4:00pm ET

The Case for Building a U.S. Offshore Wind Vessel + Other Opportunities for the U.S. O&G Sector in Offshore Wind

In this webinar, Brian Cheater from GustoMSC will discuss the vessel study commissioned by the Northeast Multi-State Offshore Wind group. Renewable Energy World chief editor Jennifer Runyon will highlight some of the new commercial opportunities for the O&G sector, including shipbuilding, substructures, and a strong national supply-chain and workforce.

June 7, 2017 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

New York's Clean Energy Standard

In this webinar, guest speakers from NYSERDA will explain the Clean Energy Standard and how it will be implemented.

June 8, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Utility-Driven Solar Projects for Low-Income Customers

Some utilities have begun developing solar projects specifically to serve low-income customers and underrepresented neighborhoods. This webinar features two utility pilot projects that are installing solar panels on rooftops in low-income neighborhoods.

June 14, 2017 9:00am — 5:00pm ET

Workshop for State Officials: Bringing the Benefits of Solar to Low- and Moderate-Income Residents

CESA is hosting a full-day workshop for state officials on low- and moderate-income (LMI) solar. The workshop will examine the challenges states face in promoting LMI solar and will highlight ideas for overcoming those challenges. State employees from any state are welcome to apply to attend the workshop.

June 15, 2017 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Solar Risk: How Energy Storage Can Preserve Solar Savings in California Affordable Housing

Wayne Waite and Seth Mullendore will present their new report on how energy storage can effectively hedge against proposed changes to California’s solar policies and utility rates that could drastically reduce the value of solar. The authors will also be joined by Stephanie Chen of the The Greenlining Institute, who will discuss the broader impact of these changes on California’s low-income communities.

Recent Events

May 24, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

ESyst: Optimizing Energy Storage Savings with Geli’s New Online Tool

In this webinar, guest speaker Andrew Krulewitz will present Geli’s newly released online energy storage and solar+storage design tool, ESyst, and walk through an example of how the free tool can be used to optimize electric bill savings for an actual affordable housing property.

May 18, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Bringing the Benefits of Solar to Low-Income Customers

CESA has produced a guide for state and municipal officials on bringing the benefits of solar to low-income consumers. In this webinar, report author Ben Paulos (PaulosAnalysis) provided an overview and addressed questions from the audience.

May 9, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Should There Be a Clean Peak Standard?

In this webinar, Lon Huber, Senior Director at Strategen Consulting, discussed the Clean Peak Standard concept and how it might be implemented.

April 27, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm ET

The Value Proposition for Energy Storage at the Sterling Municipal Light Department

This webinar highlighted the economic case for the 2 MW battery storage project in Sterling, MA. Guest speakers from Sandia National Labs, Sterling Municipal Light Department and the US Department of Energy presented.

April 12, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is in the process of implementing a new solar incentive program designed to maintain robust growth in the number of solar installations while reducing costs for ratepayers. Learn more about this program in a webinar presentation featuring Kaitlin Kelly, RPS Program Coordinator at DOER.