Webinar & Events - Technology

Solar PV Manufacturing Costs

June 22, 2012

Clean Energy States Alliance invites its members to join us for a webinar on the comparative costs of solar PV manufacturing within the U.S. and overseas. The webinar will include presentations by Alan Goodrich of NREL and Justin Baca of SEIA, and will be held on Friday, June 22, from 1-2 p.m. eastern time.

CESA/RPS Webinar: Renewable Solar Thermal

May 30, 2012

This webinar will focus on the technical status, cost effectiveness, market barriers, and greenhouse gas benefits associated with four technologies for residential and commercial building applications – solar water and space heating, high efficiency air- and ground-source heat pumps, clean and high efficiency wood pellet and chip boilers, and biodiesel blended with fuel oil.

OWAP Webinar: DOI-BOEM Discussion on OSW Public Liaison Coordination

May 22, 2012

This webinar will feature a discussion with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Department of Interior regarding their approach to providing effective public liaison and coordination on issues related to offshore wind energy.

CESA Webinar: Clean Energy Trends 2012 – A Report from Clean Edge

April 27, 2012

CleanEdge has recentlly released is “Clean Energy Trends 2012” report. This publically available report is the 11th annual edition and includes current and projected growth forecasts for solar PV, wind, and biofuels as well as detailed analysis of solar PV pricing, clean -tech public market activity, venture capital investments, and five major trends to watch in 2012 and beyond. CESA will host a webinar for its members and clean energy colleagues to hear from one of the reports lead authors on the state of clean energy markets as part of our ongoing support of clean-energy technologies and markets.

SSTI Webinar: Clean, Green and Local: Why States Are Taking the Lead in Cleantech

April 19, 2012

Though many states have implemented programs to boost the use of clean energy technologies, only a handful have fully leveraged the potential of energy policy to support their state’s innovation system. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) Matthew Stepp, Mark Muro of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and Lewis Milford of the Clean Energy Group will explore ways that the technology-based economic development (TBED) community can better leverage cleantech policy and programs to spur greater innovation, economic development and industry expansion. We will also take a look at the role that states and regions play in the clean energy economy and how some have used clean energy funds to support research, tech commercialization and the creation of new companies.

OWAP Webinar: Marine Spatial Planning

April 17, 2012

This webinar features a presentation by Crow White (of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara), one of the authors and principle investigators of a new report on the value of marine spatial planning for renewable energy, will provide a briefing on the report’s findings. The report uses multiple ocean use tradeoff analysis to quantify the value of the use of the MSP framework for siting offshore wind in Massachusetts.

Solar Thermal Trends, Performance-Based Incentives, and RPS

March 30, 2012

This webinar will feature three presentations looking at solar thermal from different vantage points. Les Nelson of the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials will summarize market and costs trends for solar thermal technologies. James Critchfield will discuss US EPA’s initiative to work with stakeholders to create a US Heat Meter Standard, which will set requirements for the instrumentation and application of equipment used to measure the energy generation of thermal energy systems. Sam Watson of the North Carolina Utilities Commission will describe his state’s experiences with including solar thermal in its RPS, and will provide lessons learned.

METAP Webinar: Resource Assessments of Wave Energy and Tidal Streams in the U.S.

March 29, 2012

During this webinar the authors of two reports—”Mapping and Assessment of the United States Ocean Wave Energy Resource” and “Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Tidal Streams in the United States”— will present on the results of their research to calculate the maximum kinetic energy available from waves and tides off U.S. coasts that could be used for future energy production.

ESTAP RFI Bidder’s Call

February 29, 2012

On this webinar, bidders (state entities) and their partners will have access to staff from DOE OE, Sandia National Laboratories, and CESA.

METAP Webinar: National Laboratory Activities to Support Marine Energy Technology Progress

January 12, 2012

On January 12, 2012, Clean Energy States Alliance will host a webinar to explore the National Laboratories’ support activities for marine hydrokinetic technologies (MHK).

This webinar is designed as a briefing for MHK stakeholders by representatives from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Sandia National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory regarding their major activities and research to support marine energy commercialization and deployment.