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Solar Roadmap: Your Path to Prosperity

September 15, 2015 by
Navigating the rapidly evolving solar energy market can be a challenge and charting the right course for a community requires both local and national knowledge. The Solar Roadmap platform, and its free resources, organize global best practices and make them easily accessible locally for government agencies, regional organizations, businesses and electric utilities. Learn how the Read More »

Solar Foundation Job Census 2013

September 15, 2015 by
The National Association of Regional Councils spoke with Philip Haddix, Manager of Outreach and Policy at the Solar Foundation, to discuss their award-winning National Solar Jobs Census report. The Census counts the number of solar workers across the U.S. solar value chain. In 2013, the U.S. solar industry employed over 142,000 solar workers, a 20% increase Read More »

Going Solar in America: Demonstrating Rooftop Solar PV’s “Dollars & Cents” Value in America’s 50 Largest Cities

February 19, 2015 by
The hour-long session features NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s recently released Going Solar in America reports. Lead author Jim Kennerly from the center will discusses key findings of their reports, including results showing that financed solar is already at grid parity in 42 out of the largest 50 U.S. cities and that in 46 of the 50 cities, an investment in solar can perform better than the S & P 500. Jim also discusses what factors led some cities to rank higher than others and why financing is an important piece of the puzzle.

Solar For All: Minimum Costs to Local Governments and Maximum Solar for Their Communities

September 17, 2014 by
ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A. presents a free webinar featuring the city of Beaverton, Oregon’s Solar on Reservoirs project, and Tompkins County, NY’s solarize program.

Job and Economic Impacts of Solar

April 22, 2014 by
ICLEI Local Governments For Sustainability USA and The Solar Foundation – as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership – present a free webinar discussing job and economic impacts of solar energy.

Solar Energy Solutions for Transportation: Improving Air Quality and Saving Fuel with Solar Powered Idle Reduction Technology

April 1, 2014 by
This webinar focuses on how solar energy technology can be used to assist communities in meeting idle reduction standards. To view the webinar, click here.

Utility Community Solar: Program Development & Implementation

March 30, 2014 by
ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA, in collaboration with the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), presented a free webinar on Community Solar Program Development and Implementation.

Commercial PACE: Program Development & Implementation

August 9, 2013 by
ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability, in collaboration with The Solar Foundation, will present a free webinar on “Commercial PACE: Program development and implementation” as part of the U.S Department of Energy SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership.

Solar Roadmap: Your Path to Prosperity Webinar

August 1, 2013 by
Navigating the rapidly evolving solar energy market can be a challenge and charting the right course for a community requires both local and national knowledge. The Solar Roadmap platform, and its free resources, organize global best practices and make them easily accessible locally for government agencies, regional organizations, businesses and electric utilities. Join the National Read More »

Smart Off-Grid Lighting & Security Webinar

July 30, 2013 by
Over the past decade there have been significant advancements in off-grid lighting and security in terms of reliability and cost reduction. Now we are entering the age of “Smart Off-Grid”, combining green energy with advanced cloud-based software that enables the remote monitoring, management and control of off-grid lighting. This brings off-grid lighting and security to Read More »