Sustainable Solar Education Project - Webinars & Events

Solar Equipment, Installation, and Licensing & Certification: A Guide for States and Municipalities

February 9, 2017

CESA’s new report is designed to inform state and municipal officials who are developing or revising solar standards and requirements. In this webinar, report authors provided an overview of the guide and addressed questions from the audience.

Designing Publicly Supported Solar Loan Programs

January 12, 2017

This webinar overviews CESA’s new best practices guidebook on designing publicly supported residential solar loan programs. NREL’s Travis Lowder and CT Green Bank’s Ben Healey presented.

DOE’s Solar in Your Community Challenge

January 10, 2017

This webinar provided an overview of the Solar in Your Community Challenge, a DOE-sponsored contest to support innovative and replicable community-based solar business models and programs that will bring solar to underserved communities.

Solar Consumer Protection

December 8, 2016

Panelists from SEIA, Consumers Union, and CESA presented their perspectives on solar consumer protection and discussed the work their organizations are doing to ensure that distributed PV remains consumer friendly.

Advice for States on Providing Solar Information to Consumers

November 17, 2016

This webinar provided an overview of CESA’s new guide for state program managers on providing solar information to consumers. The guide explains why states should provide consumer information on solar, describes the types of information that can be useful, and points out existing educational efforts by states and other entities that provide models and useful resource information.

Residential Solar Financing 101

June 22, 2016

Travis Lowder from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discusses common residential solar financing choices, solar financing consumer protection issues, publicly supported solar finance programs from around the country, and broad solar financing trends.