Upcoming Events

September 6, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report

Lead author Galen Barbose will present the key findings of LBNL's newly released report, "U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report."

October 17, 2017 8:00am — 3:00pm MT

Workshop on Solar for Public and Affordable Housing

CESA is offering a special full-day workshop on deploying solar for public and affordable housing. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) 2017 Annual Conference on October 14th-17th in Denver, CO.

November 7 - 8, 2017

2017 National Summit on RPS

The 2017 National Summit on RPS will take place on Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8 in Arlington, Virginia at the Westin Crystal City Hotel. The Summit is hosted by CESA, with generous financial support from the Energy Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Recent Events

August 3, 2017 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

SolarResilient: A New Tool for Resilient Solar+Storage Design

In this webinar, Jessica Tse (San Francisco Department of the Environment) and Russell Carr (Arup) introduced and demonstrated a first-of-its-kind, publicly-available online tool for optimizing the size of solar+storage systems.

June 28, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

RPS Webinar: When Renewable Portfolio Standards Max Out

Many state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies will reach their peak requirement over the next few years. In this webinar, guest speaker Ed Holt discusses what could happen to state RPSs when they max out, and what options the states have when, and if, they begin to plan for the end of RPS in their states.

June 22, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Consumer Protections for Community Solar

This webinar discussed consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections.

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 presented 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.

June 14, 2017 9:00am — 5:00pm ET

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

CESA hosted a full-day workshop for state officials on low- and moderate-income (LMI) solar. The workshop examined the challenges states face in promoting LMI solar and highlighted ideas for overcoming those challenges. State employees from any state were welcome to apply to attend the workshop.