Webinar & Events - 2017

2017 National Summit on RPS

November 7, 2017

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

REopt Lite: Sizing Solar+Storage for Savings and Resiliency with NREL’s New Tool

November 1, 2017

In this webinar, presenters from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) introduced the beta version of the lab’s new solar+storage web tool, REopt Lite. This free tool is designed to help building owners and planners quickly and easily evaluate the economics of solar PV and battery storage for their sites.

Colorado’s Low-Income Community Solar Demonstration Project

October 26, 2017

In this webinar, guest speakers from the Colorado Energy Office, Lotus Engineering and Sustainability, and NREL described and evaluated the Low-Income Community Solar Demonstration Project, which provides over 1 MW of electricity and serves over 300 low-income Coloradans.

Energy Storage Solutions for Disaster Recovery and Resilience: How to get Power Back to the Islands

October 24, 2017

Energy storage experts discussed solar+storage solutions that could support short-term resilience and recovery in a natural disaster. Discussion specifically addressed current recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, and how solar+storage systems have been used in Florida and the Northeast.

Follow-Up Discussion on Income Verification for LMI Solar Programs

October 19, 2017

This interactive webinar discussion is a follow-up to CESA’s 10/13 webinar, “Income Verification for Low-Income Solar Programs.” This webinar is open to state and municipal officials only.

Workshop on Solar for Public and Affordable Housing

October 17, 2017

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

Income Verification for Low-Income Solar Programs

October 13, 2017

In this webinar, speakers from the California Department of Community Services and Development, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will discuss their income verification processes for low-income solar programs.

Factors Influencing Public Support for RPSs

October 12, 2017

A recent article in Nature Energy examines various factors that influence whether the public supports a state RPS and other renewable energy policies. In this webinar, Leah Stokes, one of the article’s two authors, discussed her findings and their implications.

Principles and Policies for Low and Moderate Income Solar, Part 1

October 6, 2017

This is the first in a two-part webinar course on low and moderate income solar policy and principles. Speakers from CESA and PaulosAnalysis presented.

Energy Storage for Rural Affordable Housing: The McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project

September 27, 2017

This webinar provided operational and economic updates on the McKnight Lane Redevelopment Project, a rural solar+storage affordable housing project that has been in operation since October 2016.