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

Financing Resilient Power in Underserved Communities: Moving Forward with Distributed Solar+Storage Projects

October 20, 2020

Resilient solar+storage projects are increasingly being pursued in low- and moderate-income communities in response to a combination of falling costs, new revenue opportunities and incentive programs, and innovative financing solutions. This webinar will explore the economics of distributed solar+storage projects, characteristics of current projects, financing solutions, incentives, and technical assistance resources.

The Costs and Benefits of Offshore Wind Transmission Options

October 23, 2020

Developing offshore transmission and grid interconnections is vital for achieving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states’ offshore wind goals. Two recent studies by The Brattle Group find that by using a planned, shared transmission network, there will be significant benefits to the region.

Should a Carbon Tax Be Part of the Strategy for Achieving 100% Clean Energy?

November 18, 2020

This webinar will explore how a carbon tax could feature in state and national efforts to advance clean energy. Gilbert Metcalf will explain why economists believe a carbon tax can be an effective, efficient, and fair policy for addressing climate change.

Recent

Replacing Diesel in an Alaskan Community: Cordova’s New Battery Energy Storage System

May 7, 2020

Join us for a webinar with the Cordova Electric Cooperative to learn about its recently installed energy storage system.

State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

May 5, 2020

Recognizing that solar installations can benefit from pollinator-friendly ground cover, many states have taken action to promote this promising solar PV design and management approach.

Recent RPS Studies: Maine and Maryland

April 15, 2020

This webinar described two recent studies that examined the renewable portfolio standards in Maine and Maryland. Authors of the studies presented their key findings and discussed the implications.

Calculating the Potential Energy and Cost Savings of Clean Heating & Cooling Technologies

April 9, 2020

In this webinar, hosted by the Yale Center for Business and Environment, panelists discussed an energy and carbon savings calculator for clean heating and cooling technologies.

Resilient Power in Puerto Rico: Innovative Applications for Solar+Storage to Serve Vulnerable Populations

March 31, 2020

This webinar explored innovative solar+storage applications in vulnerable communities, including a mobile emergency response trailer and microgrid for medically vulnerable households, both on the island of Vieques. Panelists discussed barriers to resilient power development and local workforce training initiatives.

Soleil Lofts: The Largest Solar+Storage Virtual Power Plant in the Country

February 12, 2020

With 5.2 megawatts of solar and 12.6 megawatt-hours of battery storage, a new 600-unit housing development in Herriman, Utah, about 25 miles south of Salt Lake City, is being developed as the largest solar virtual power plant in the country.

State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2019 Year in Review

February 6, 2020

Our annual lookback at the year in energy storage covered advances in the U.S. market, including deployment trends, policy and regulatory updates; the state of the art in energy storage technologies; and the market outlook for the coming years. Dan Finn-Foley from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables shared his insights.

Solar with Justice: Recommendations for State Governments

January 29, 2020

This webinar presented the findings and recommendations from a new report that are especially relevant to state policymakers and program managers.

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.