Webinar & Events - Solar Consumer Protection

Outreach, Consumer Education, and Community Partnerships: How DC’s Solar for All Program is Bringing Solar to Low-Income Households

June 25, 2024

Washington, DC’s Solar for All program is a rooftop and community solar program aiming to benefit over 100,000 households with incomes at or below 80% of area median income. This webinar will profile the program and the ways its administrators have handled outreach and consumer education over the program’s seven-year history.

Solar Consumer Protection Workshop

May 17, 2018

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

Consumer Protections for Community Solar

June 22, 2017

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.

Solar Equipment, Installation, and Licensing & Certification: A Guide for States and Municipalities

February 9, 2017

CESA’s new report is designed to inform state and municipal officials who are developing or revising solar standards and requirements. In this webinar, report authors provided an overview of the guide and addressed questions from the audience.

Solar Consumer Protection

December 8, 2016

Panelists from SEIA, Consumers Union, and CESA presented their perspectives on solar consumer protection and discussed the work their organizations are doing to ensure that distributed PV remains consumer friendly.

Advice for States on Providing Solar Information to Consumers

November 17, 2016

This webinar provided an overview of CESA’s new guide for state program managers on providing solar information to consumers. The guide explains why states should provide consumer information on solar, describes the types of information that can be useful, and points out existing educational efforts by states and other entities that provide models and useful resource information.

Residential Solar Financing 101

June 22, 2016

Travis Lowder from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discusses common residential solar financing choices, solar financing consumer protection issues, publicly supported solar finance programs from around the country, and broad solar financing trends.