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.

Upcoming

Solar for All: The District of Columbia’s Innovative Strategy for Low-to Moderate-Income Solar

May 27, 2020

The District of Columbia’s “Solar for All” program is an initiative with a goal to provide 100,000 low-to-moderate income families, with the benefits of locally generated clean energy.

Replacing New York City’s Dirty Peaker Power Plants with Renewables and Battery Storage

May 28, 2020

In this webinar, members of the PEAK Coalition will detail the finding of their new report, “Dirty Energy, Big Money,” which exposes the environmental and economic harms that peaker power plants are inflicting on communities in New York City, and introduce measures the organizations are taking to replace peakers with renewables and battery storage.

The 2035 Report: How Low Costs Can Accelerate Our Clean Energy Future

June 16, 2020

According to a report to be released in early June from the University of California, Berkeley and GridLab, the United States can reliably deliver 90% clean, carbon-free electricity nationwide by 2035 using existing technology, without increasing consumer bills, and without the need for new fossil fuel plants.

Recent

Financing Resilient Power in Under-Resourced Communities: A Foundation’s Comprehensive Financing Initiative for Solar+Storage Projects

January 28, 2020

Financing Resilient Power is a new, groundbreaking philanthropic effort—a $3.3 million initiative of The Kresge Foundation to accelerate the market development of solar+storage technologies in historically underserved communities.

How Solar Knowledge Spreads: Who learns what, from whom, and how?

January 22, 2020

A team of researchers has worked to understand how best practices related to solar installation, permitting, and customer acquisition are transmitted. This webinar presented the findings of this research, including network structures and strategies that promote solar knowledge transfer, organizational capacity building, and innovation.

Solar with Justice: Recommendations for Community Organizations

January 16, 2020

This webinar presented the findings and recommendations from a new report that are especially relevant to community organizations and frontline energy equity leaders.

Solar with Justice: A New Report on Solar for Under-Resourced Communities

December 12, 2019

This CESA webinar presented the key findings and recommendations from a new report, “Solar with Justice: Strategies for Powering Up Under-Resourced Communities and Growing an Inclusive Solar Economy.”

Energía resistente en Puerto Rico: Cómo el Solar+Almacenamiento está re moldeando el panorama energético

December 10, 2019

This webinar was presented entirely in Spanish. It provides an overview of several resilient power projects underway or recently completed in Puerto Rico. Clean Energy Group presenta el siguiente seminario web en español.

Sharing Solar Benefits – Expanding Residential Solar in Connecticut’s Communities of Color

December 6, 2019

This CESA webinar featured panelists from the Connecticut Green Bank who discussed the Green Bank’s Residential Solar Investment Program, its impacts and results.

SMUD’s Carbon-Reduction Strategies: Smart Homes, Strategic Electrification, and Energy Storage

December 5, 2019

This webinar is a follow-on to CESA’s ESTAP webinars on energy storage projects and implementation at municipal utilities.

Energy Storage 101, Part 3: Applications and Economics

November 19, 2019

This ESTAP webinar is the third in a multi-part energy storage webinar series will cover energy storage applications and economics. Numerous opportunities for revenue and cost savings have been identified for energy storage on both sides of the meter, including frequency regulation, demand charge management, arbitrage, ancillary services, T&D deferral and others. This webinar will look at when and where these opportunities exist, which services can be effectively “stacked,” how revenue-generating opportunities are sometimes limited due to market rules or utility tariffs, and what future opportunities might arise with changes in market rules and regulations.

QuEST: Optimizing Energy Storage Tool

November 6, 2019

This ESTAP webinar will provide an introduction to QuEST, an open-source software application suite for energy storage valuation. QuEST was developed by Sandia National Laboratories as a free, public tool to assist in energy storage valuation for various use cases.

Replacing Power Plants with Low-Income Residential Solar+Storage

October 10, 2019

In this webinar, East Bay Community Energy and Sunrun share details of a new project in California that will deploy solar and battery storage systems in low-income single-family and multifamily homes to offset the need for reliance on fossil-fuel powered peaker plants.