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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.

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.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020

Part 5 - SEIA Summer Webinar Series: Solar Leading the Recovery

Net-metering compensation has been decided as a retail rate matter at the state-by-state level for decades, but a petition recently filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), asked FERC to declare that net metering is subject to FERC’s "exclusive federal jurisdiction over wholesale energy sales.” Join SEIA for a timely webinar examining why this petition raised alarm bells among both solar advocates and state policymakers, and what the recent FERC ruling means for access to distributed energy resources like solar energy in retail markets.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020

Part 4 - SEIA Summer Webinar Series: Solar Leading the Recovery

Tomorrow, join SEIA staff and other industry experts for a new installment of SEIA’s Summer Webinar Series: Solar Leading the Recovery. As federal, state, and local governments explore policies to stimulate the economy and create jobs in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, one thing is clear—solar is ready to lead. Join us for a deep dive on key topics facing solar companies and the broader clean energy industry during the response and recovery to COVID-19.

Friday, Jul 10, 2020

Part 3 - SEIA's Summer Webinar Series: Solar Leading the Recovery

Tomorrow, join SEIA staff and other industry experts for a new installment of SEIA’s Summer Webinar Series: Solar Leading the Recovery. As federal, state, and local governments explore policies to stimulate the economy and create jobs in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, one thing is clear—solar is ready to lead. Join us for a deep dive on key topics facing solar companies and the broader clean energy industry during the response and recovery to COVID-19.

Friday, Jun 26, 2020

Part 2 - SEIA's Summer Webinar Series: Solar Leading the Recovery

Cybersecurity attacks are increasingly being used to undermine the secure supply of electricity – and regulators are paying attention. In this webinar, we will explore the current threat landscape, new policy initiatives to improve cybersecurity, and how both distributed and utility-scale solar can implement a strong cyber program. Members will be provided the practical and tactical steps to mitigate ongoing cyber risks that face our electric grid that ensures the highest level of security despite the current cyber environment.    

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020

Codes & Standards 101 Webinar Series

Next Level Solar Electrical Requirements: What’s New for Solar & Storage in the 2020 Edition of the National Electrical Code

Monday, Jun 22, 2020

Summer Webinar Series: Solar Leading the Recovery - Part 1

Tomorrow, join SEIA President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper for a deep dive into SEIA's vision for how the solar industry can lead our nation's economic recovery. This webinar will also feature an update on trade and domestic manufacturing from John Smirnow, General Counsel and Vice President of Market Strategy at SEIA.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020

Final Installment - COVID-19 Solar Industry Impact Webinar Series

Tomorrow, join SEIA staff experts and special guests for the final broadcast of the COVID-19 Solar Industry Impact Webinar Series. These important weekly presentations serve to update participants on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the U.S.

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