Webinar & Events - 2018

Oregon’s New Energy Storage Project for Resiliency and Cost Savings

December 18, 2018

A new energy storage project in Eugene, Oregon will provide backup power for emergency services, as well as cost savings and electricity services to the municipal utility.

The Real Estate Industry and Selling Homes with Solar

December 11, 2018

This webinar looked at the issues homeowners with solar can face when they go to sell their house, the ways in which the real estate industry can prepare to help solar homeowners sell their home, and how state agencies and the solar industry can educate solar homeowners so that they are well prepared to sell their house without difficulty.

Americans’ Changing Views of Renewable Energy Policies

December 4, 2018

Sarah Mills discussed the findings of a new report on how Americans’ views on solar and wind energy have changed over the past decade.

Renewable Thermal in RPSs: Examples from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont

November 29, 2018

Guest speakers from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont discussed the inclusion of renewable thermal in their state’s RPS program.

Iowa’s Biomass Conversion Plan and Economic Assessment Tool

November 13, 2018

Speakers from the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa State University discussed the Biomass Conversion Action Plan and Biogas Assessment Model. Farmer Bryan Sievers of Sievers Family Farms discussed their conversion to biogas and how their experience helped in the development of the economic assessment tool.

Energy Storage in the Clean Peak Standard

November 8, 2018

Clean Peak Standards (CPS) are being implemented or considered by several states as a way to focus renewable generation at peak demand hours. Energy storage is expected to play a major role in these efforts. This webinar featured a presentation by Strategen’s Ed Burgess.

Evaluation of the Stringency and Design of RPSs

October 18, 2018

A new study measures the stringency of different state RPSs and shows “how changes in RPS policy design features relate to different market outcomes.” Author Sanya Carley and Nikos Zirogiannis presented.

Supporting Housing and Mobility with Resilient Power in Boulder

October 11, 2018

Over the past two years, the City of Boulder, Colorado has been collaborating with stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of community facilities through deployment of solar and battery storage technologies.

Solar+Storage in Net Metering Programs

September 13, 2018

The addition of storage behind customer meters can require new rules and guidelines to accompany net metering regimes that were not designed with solar+storage in mind. This webinar examined lessons learned in California and Massachusetts.

California’s Pioneering Policies for New Homes: Greater Efficiency with Required Solar Energy

September 11, 2018

In May, California became the first state to require new homes to include solar power. Guest speakers from the California Energy Commission explained the requirement, how it will be implemented, and how other states might adopt similar policies.