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SEIA Webinars

Our webinars cover a variety of topics relevant to solar professionals, including state policy updates, federal tax issues, community engagement, and much more. Explore all of our webinars below. Archived copies of past webinars are available to SEIA members only. For a full list of upcoming webinars and in-person events, click here.

Monday, May 03, 2021

The Solar Industry’s Commitment to an Ethical Supply Chain: New Tools & Resources

Building on the industry’s work to promote corporate social responsibility, SEIA is releasing three key resources:

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

NREL Solar TRACE and SolarAPP+ Roundtable

SEIA and NREL hosted a demonstration and roundtable discussion featuring the newly launched Solar TRACE and SolarAPP+. Solar TRACE will strengthen the ability for jurisdictions and utilities to identify opportunities to improve their permitting, inspection and interconnection (PII) cycle-time, accelerating realization of shorter cycle-times with the adoption of Solar APP+.

Thursday, Apr 01, 2021

Nationwide PII Transparency from NREL Analysis

Join SEIA and NREL on Wednesday, March 31st as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory launches the Solar Time-based Residential Analytics and Cycle time Estimator (Solar TRACE) for rooftop solar permitting, inspection, and interconnection (PII) tool. Solar TRACE will strengthen the ability for jurisdictions to identify opportunities to improve their permitting, inspection, and interconnection (PII) cycle-time.

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021

Solar Market Insight Report: 2020 Year-in-Review Webinar

In a ground-breaking year for the U.S. solar industry, solar led all technologies in new electric-generating capacity added, installing a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) in 2020 according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report released this week. SEIA and Wood Mackenzie’s report included a 10-year forecast for the first time ever, showing that the U.S. solar industry is on track to quadruple in size over the next decade.

Friday, Mar 19, 2021

Solar + Storage Projects: Technical Due Diligence to Finance in the “Charging ‘20s”

Renewable energy generation is critical to the energy transition. In this time of rapid growth and change in the North American market, solar + storage will play a critical role. Technical due diligence and obtaining tax equity financing are necessary steps in the development of your solar + storage project. What do you need to know in order to successfully finance your project?

Sunday, Mar 14, 2021

The Solar Vision Part 6: Tax Update

In this week’s installment of SEIA’s The Solar Vision: A 100 Day Agenda Webinar Series, our panelists will take an in-depth look at solar and solar + storage tax updates, financing trends, market forecasts, business impacts, and federal policy developments. Get the latest insights from Congress, as lawmakers explore long-term tax frameworks to accelerate clean energy growth, including extensions of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), tech neutral proposals, and other new approaches. Speakers:

Monday, Mar 01, 2021

The Solar Vision Part 5: SEIA's Technical Services - Clarifying Codes & Standards

There is no single policy that can help the U.S. achieve a clean energy future. As we welcome the incoming Biden administration and 117th Congress, SEIA has outlined a suite of executive and legislative policies that can put America on a path to 100% clean energy.

Monday, Feb 22, 2021

Standard for Utility-Scale Solar, Storage and Wind Plants

This joint webcast for developers and equipment manufacturers of large-scale solar, wind, and energy storage plants will provide an update on the IEEE SA Ballot of the IEEE P2800, Draft Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Inverter-Based Resources (IBRs) Interconnecting with Associated Transmission and Sub-Transmission Electric Power Systems.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021

The Solar Vision Part 4: Innovative City-Led Projects to Accelerate Residential Solar

The next installment of the Solar Vision webinar series will feature Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)/World Resources Institute's 2021 City Cohort, a group that is assisting 20 US cities and counties expand residential solar in emerging markets. Join this webinar to discuss how cohort cities are modifying standard Solarize campaigns to make them inclusive of underserved communities by partnering with local organizations and removing financial barriers. Attendees will be provided with information on live or upcoming RFPs and learn how to get involved in these critical efforts.

Monday, Feb 08, 2021

The Solar Vision Part 3: Forced Labor Prevention & President Biden's Trade and Manufacturing Agenda

There is no single policy that can help the U.S. achieve a clean energy future. As we welcome the incoming Biden administration and 117th Congress, SEIA has outlined a suite of executive and legislative policies that can put America on a path to 100% clean energy.

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