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Michael Cliggett and Garrett Nilsen from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative will focus on highlighting a few of their favorite projects and highlight specific technologies that recently entered the market thanks to U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative funding.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released a report that breaks down the ‘soft costs’ associated with the installation of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems in greater detail than ever before, with detailed looks at customer acquisition and system design costs, as well as permitting, inspection and interconnection costs.
Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) have proven to be one of the most effective policy mechanisms for driving demand of solar and renewables. Currently, 29 states plus D.C. have RPS policies and 17 states plus D.C. have solar and distributed generation provisions. Because RPS policies are key to driving solar development, SEIA is focused on defending and expanding RPS policies around the country. Join Galen Barbose, Principle Scientific Engineering Associate of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Rick Umoff, Counsel and Regulatory Affairs Manager of SEIA’s State Affairs team, for an in-depth look at the current status of RPS policies.
The following infographic illustrates the development timeline for a utility scale installation stretching from the planning and acquisition phase to placing the project in service.
Utility-Scale Solar Manufacturing: A Coast-to-Coast Supply Chain
NREL’s Solar Access to Public Capital working group recently released standardized solar contract templates for residential leases and commercial power purchase agreements. Attend this webinar to learn how these flexible contract templates can be used across a variety of business models and open up new investment opportunities in solar power projects.
PHOTON International – As the world’s largest retailers and biggest private employer, Walmart commands attention from Wall Street to Main Street, writes Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.