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The Low Carbon Grid Study, which examines the feasibility of halving California’s electric sector emissions by 2030, is currently underway. Results from the first of the study’s two phases show that this magnitude of emissions reductions is possible with approximately no impact to utility revenue requirement, using a combination of strategies: a diverse renewables fleet, energy efficiency, flexible load, robust regional cooperation, and efficient use of natural gas resources. This webinar will feature the lead project manager of the study, who will review initial results, answer questions, and discuss plans for the second phase.
Women in Solar Energy is a newly formed non-profit resource and membership organization for women in the solar industry. This webinar will educate listeners on the state of women in the industry and you will learn what you can do to get involved.
Some developers are all too familiar with termination for convenience (T4C) requirements in federal renewable energy projects. Some avoid federal projects because of T4C alone, while some lenders feel T4C conflicts with common financial underwriting assumptions. But are they right? As the Obama Administration ramps up federal solar use, this webinar features experts from the U.S. Navy well-versed in federal solar procurement best practices. They will clarify federal T4C issues and common misperceptions, while explaining how the impact of federal T4C differs substantially from similar provisions in private deals ... and may not be as problematic as some think...
Over the past year, The Solar Foundation and its research partner, SEIA, have been actively building the most comprehensive database known of K-12 schools with solar installations. With data on thousands of schools, the research team has used this database to learn about the characteristics of these systems and trends in this market segment over time. This webinar will present the results of the data collection and analysis effort, discussing changes in why schools are going solar, where these systems are being installed, how they are being financed, as well as other information relevant to nonprofits, solar companies, and individuals interested in supporting solar on K-12 schools.
In 2011, the FHA introduced the PowerSaver Program to offer low-cost financing to homeowners who want to install solar or energy efficient products. PowerSaver provides homeowners access to long term financing through a nationally-supported program to make energy improvements to their homes. PowerSaver loans offer competitive interest rates and are federally-insured by the FHA and backed by Fannie Mae and private lenders. This webinar will feature speakers from NREL and local banking institutions who will walk through what the PowerSaver Program is, how it works, and how you can use it with your business model.
This webinar will review a recent report prepared for SEIA by the Brattle Group, which examines, among other things, the rising cost of Germany’s feed-in tariffs (FITs) for solar PV and resulting reform efforts. Today, Germany has 35 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity and is on track to hit 52 GW in the near future, representing about 7 percent of the nation’s wholesale generation. Most importantly, the report finds: “By and large, the German path has been remarkably successful, given the goal – shared by a great majority of the population – of ‘de-fossilizing’ Germany’s electricity sector.” This webinar will discuss the German solar experience and what lessons can be learned from it.