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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.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2020

Solar Goes Corporate 2020: Where Clean Energy Buyers and Providers Converge

SEIA’s Solar Goes Corporate is a forum to discuss how businesses can effectively procure, deploy, and invest in clean energy technologies such as solar and battery storage. This annual event gathers more than 200 leaders from the solar and broader clean energy industries and the business community. Developers, service providers, Fortune 500 companies and mid-market commercial entities will collaboratively explore critical trends, challenges and solutions for expanding commercial and industrial use of clean energy.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2020

Evaluating the Impact of the 2020 Election on the Clean Energy Industry

From local and state elections to the race for the presidency, the 2020 election has tremendous consequences for the future of energy and climate policy in the United States. With a new administration set to take over in 2021, SEIA recently outlined its vision for clean energy policies that will help solar reach 20% of generation by 2030 and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020

Overcoming Storage Interconnection Barriers Webinar

You're invited to participate as a stakeholder in the Building a Technically Reliable Interconnection Evolution for Storage (BATRIES) project, which is working toward simplifying the interconnection process for standalone energy storage and solar-plus-storage projects.

Friday, Oct 02, 2020

Leveraging Voter Engagement for Clean Energy Growth

The fight for renewable energy and a clean economy does not stop at power plants, but is critical to the upcoming election season and the voter engagement process itself. Join this webinar to learn how you or your company can support voter turnout and positive outcomes for clean energy in November.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020

Recruiting and Retaining Military Talent in the Solar Workforce: Solar Ready Vets

The solar industry stands to benefit from a more diverse, robust and resilient workforce as we continue to emerge from COVID19 disruptions and expand our industry’s role as a mainstream part of the American energy sector. Veterans and transitioning service members have the leadership experience and critical thinking skills that are essential in today’s fast-changing world.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020

Scaling SolarAPP+ Nationwide: Demo and Outreach Strategy

SolarAPP+ (Solar Automated Permit Processing) is an online solar permitting tool that will make the process of going solar easier and cheaper for customers, and allow local governments to quickly and safely approve applications. Join this free webinar to see a live demo of the program, hear an update on its development, and learn how you can get involved. Speakers: Jeff Cook, NREL Valerie Anderson, Tesla Karyn Boenker, Sunrun Justin Baca, SEIA Original Air Date:

Monday, Sep 28, 2020

SEIA Codes & Standards Symposium

Join codes & standards professionals the 4th annual SEIA Codes & Standards Symposium! Our experts will provide insight into the transition to new and improved building and energy codes that impact solar installation, identifying key considerations for designers, engineers, marketers, and policy professionals. ​​​

Friday, Aug 07, 2020

Catching Up With Solar PV Structural Requirements

This webinar will cover structural-related updates to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), and referenced structural standard ASCE 7-16; these requirements went into effect this past January and may soon or have been adopted in many jurisdictions. We will introduce PV-specific structural example problems outlined in the new SEAOC Wind Design Manual and demonstrate how to use the provisions in ASCE 7-16.

Monday, Aug 03, 2020

Part 6 - SEIA Summer Webinar Series: Incorporating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice into the Solar Industry's Political Advocacy

As Americans continue to grapple with a long overdue reckoning on racial injustice and inequality, the solar industry must ensure that the clean energy transition addresses environmental justice concerns and supports communities that have been historically left behind. The goal of this discussion is to increase engagement among solar companies in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice initiatives and to offer thoughts from leaders in our industry about how clean energy policy and racial justice are inextricable.

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020

Reactive Power Compensation: How to Unlock New Revenue Opportunities for Solar and Storage Projects

Solar and storage companies have developed a growing interest in receiving compensation for reactive power in projects across the United States. While reactive power compensation has been available to numerous types of resources for decades, recent improvements in solar and storage technological capabilities, and a 2017 order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, have combined to turn reactive power into an attractive and achievable revenue opportunity for solar and storage resources- particularly in MISO and PJM.

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