Webinar & Events - Solar PV

Prioritizing Equity in Program Development: How to Build a Resilient Power Technical Assistance Fund

April 23, 2024

Over the past 10 years, CEG’s Technical Assistance Fund has supported over 175 communities in their quest for resilient power. In this webinar, CEG staff will discuss how to establish an effective and equitable technical assistance program.

Peer Influence in Residential Solar Adoption: New Research from Berkeley Lab

March 6, 2024

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has released two reports that highlight the influence of both residential and non-residential solar installations on nearby residential solar adoption rates.

Solar Adopter Income and Demographic Trends: An Update from Berkeley Lab

February 15, 2024

Berkeley Lab’s new report describes trends in solar-adopter household income, race and ethnicity, rurality, education levels, occupation, age, home value, housing type and tenure, and prevalence within disadvantaged communities. In this webinar, report authors shared their findings.

Solar with Justice: A National Workshop on the Role of States, Community Organizations, and the Federal Government

October 11, 2023

The Solar with Justice 2023 National Workshop will foster connections between state agencies and community organizations as well as provide opportunities for both groups to share opportunities and barriers to solar development in under-resourced communities.

Predevelopment Funding for LMI Solar and Storage Projects: A Case Study from New York

September 19, 2023

NYSERDA’s Affordable Solar and Storage Predevelopment and Technical Assistance program in New York State is successfully addressing the predevelopment challenge for solar and storage projects for low- and moderate-income residents.

An Equitable Solar Access Pilot Project in Minnesota benefitting Manufactured (Mobile) Home Residents

August 31, 2023

A new solar array in Minnesota will benefit local income-eligible households, including manufactured (mobile) homes residents, who heat with electric heat. Panelists will provide an in-depth overview and current status of the project.

Community Solar + Resilience Hub in Duluth, Minnesota

July 27, 2023

Ecolibrium3 Founder and CEO Jodi Slick will provide an overview of a community solar array and Resilience Hub in Duluth, Minnesota. This project provides a useful model for community-based organizations and state energy agencies interested in developing their own equity-focused energy and resilience projects.

Partnering to Reduce Energy Burden: A Michigan Community Solar and Weatherization Pilot

July 12, 2023

In an effort to reduce the energy burden on low-income Michiganders, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy collaborated with local community action agencies and utilities to develop three separate community solar pilot programs. Webinar panelists will discuss how the program partners developed each pilot, what they learned, and what advice they would give to those developing future programs.

Deploying Solar for Manufactured Homes in Colorado

February 23, 2023

Panelists will share information about a community solar project being developed by Holy Cross Energy (HCE), a rural electric cooperative in Colorado, that will benefit manufactured homes residents, including information on how the project has come to be, the programs and incentives utilized to support the project, how newly available Inflation Reduction Act incentives are being used to expand the project, how this project could be replicated and scaled up to benefit more mobile home residents throughout HCE’s service area, and more.

Bringing Community Perspectives to Community Solar

January 23, 2023

As part of their effort to ensure that community solar implementation can serve all communities, Energy Allies has been pioneering research into contracts to gain perspective on how the public views community solar product offerings.