CESA Webinars & Events

Below is the list of our upcoming and most recent webinars. All of our webinars are free to attend, but registration is required. Click on the titles of the upcoming webinars below to read more and register.

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An Introduction to Community Resilience Hubs

June 16, 2021

This Clean Energy Group webinar will introduce the Resilience Hub concept, explain how the development of Hubs can strengthen local resilience in the face of climate impacts, and discuss the process of conceptualizing and implementing a community Resilience Hub, with a focus on energy resilience measures.

Storage as Wires

May 28, 2021

Speakers from Customized Energy Solutions and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will discuss storage-as-wires solutions and successful deployments.

Evaluating the Financial Performance of Connecticut’s Low- and Moderate-Income Solar Lease Program

May 26, 2021

In 2015, Connecticut Green Bank, in partnership with the solar and energy efficiency company PosiGen, launched a solar leasing program that targets low- and moderate-income homeowners. Berkeley Lab’s study shows that the program has successfully reached underserved customers and has reasonable repayment rates given the credit characteristics of the participants.

How Low- and Moderate-Income Solar Programs are Evaluated: Trends and Best Practices

May 20, 2021

There are now over 40 programs in the US that promote solar adoption by low- and moderate-income households. New research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory takes a look at how they are being evaluated, highlighting trends among evaluation methods, metrics tracked, and best practices employed.

NREL Solar Permitting Tools: An Introduction to SolarAPP+ and TRACE Tool

May 19, 2021

NREL’s Jeff Cook will provide an update on the development of the Solar Automated Permit Processing Platform Plus (SolarAPP+), an online solar permitting platform, and Solar Time-based Residential Analytics and Cycle time Estimator (Solar TRACE), a tool designed to help identify permitting, inspection and interconnection cycle times and related requirements nationwide.

Solar for Manufactured Homes

May 13, 2021

Manufactured homes, formerly referred to as mobile homes, comprise over 6 percent of America’s housing stock and represent an even larger share of housing for low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. CESA’s new report explores the opportunities and challenges for bringing the benefits of solar to manufactured housing residents in fourteen states.

Overcoming Barriers to Solar+Storage in Critical Facilities Serving Low-Income Communities

May 6, 2021

As part of CESA’s Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities Project, Clean Energy Group conducted a survey of municipalities, community organizations, affordable housing developers, and technical service providers who have been involved in developing solar+storage projects. This webinar will focus on highlights of the survey.

Replacing Peaker Power Plants with Clean Energy: A Frontline Vision for New York City

April 21, 2021

A new report from the PEAK Coalition lays out a plan to reliably replace all fossil-fuel peaker power plants in New York City with a mix of renewable energy, storage and demand side energy management solutions by 2030.

Maryland Energy Storage Pilot Program: Exploring Business Models and Revenue Streams in PJM

April 14, 2021

This webinar will provide background on the Maryland energy storage pilot program, explore the dynamics of the proposed energy storage projects and business models, and explain both potential revenue streams and operational challenges for storage resources in PJM.

State Plans for 100% Clean Electricity: Updates from California and Rhode Island

April 6, 2021

California and Rhode Island recently issued important planning studies that will help with 100% clean energy implementation.