Webinar & Events - Solar PV

NREL Solar Permitting Tools: An Introduction to SolarAPP+ and TRACE Tool

May 19, 2021

NREL’s Jeff Cook will provide an update on the development of the Solar Automated Permit Processing Platform Plus (SolarAPP+), an online solar permitting platform, and Solar Time-based Residential Analytics and Cycle time Estimator (Solar TRACE), a tool designed to help identify permitting, inspection and interconnection cycle times and related requirements nationwide.

Collaborating with Community-Based Organizations: An Energy Justice Primer for States

March 23, 2021

Solar development in under-resourced communities will be most effective and equitable when trusted community organizations are involved. Panelists discussed a new guidebook for state energy agencies that are looking to strengthen their relationships with local under-resourced communities or are beginning to engage in energy justice work.

Solar+Storage Fire Safety Training: Single and Multifamily Residential

January 12, 2021

This webinar focuses on solar and battery response safety for single and multifamily residential projects.

The Impact of Policies and Business Models on Income Equity in Rooftop Solar Adoption

December 3, 2020

New research by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds evidence that LMI-specific financial incentives, solar leasing, and property-assessed financing have increased the diffusion of solar adoption among LMI households in existing markets and have driven more installations into previously under-served low-income communities.

State Leadership in Low-and-Moderate-Income Solar Energy, Featuring Massachusetts, Michigan and Oregon

July 23, 2020

CESA’s 2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards recognized three impressive programs that support low- and moderate-income communities.

Solar for All: The District of Columbia’s Innovative Strategy for Low-to Moderate-Income Solar

May 27, 2020

The District of Columbia’s “Solar for All” program is an initiative with a goal to provide 100,000 low-to-moderate income families, with the benefits of locally generated clean energy.

State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

May 5, 2020

Recognizing that solar installations can benefit from pollinator-friendly ground cover, many states have taken action to promote this promising solar PV design and management approach.

Solar with Justice: Recommendations for State Governments

January 29, 2020

This webinar presented the findings and recommendations from a new report that are especially relevant to state policymakers and program managers.

How Solar Knowledge Spreads: Who learns what, from whom, and how?

January 22, 2020

A team of researchers has worked to understand how best practices related to solar installation, permitting, and customer acquisition are transmitted. This webinar presented the findings of this research, including network structures and strategies that promote solar knowledge transfer, organizational capacity building, and innovation.

Solar with Justice: Recommendations for Community Organizations

January 16, 2020

This webinar presented the findings and recommendations from a new report that are especially relevant to community organizations and frontline energy equity leaders.