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Solar Energy Innovation Position

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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Solar Energy Innovators Program (https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-RPP-SETO-2018-2108) enables highly talented researchers to develop and support new and ongoing practical research projects on-site at a Host Institution, either an electric utility, electric Public Utility Commission (PUC), or energy service company. ORISE is currently accepting applications until the September 15, 2018 deadline. This opportunity funds researchers to explore innovative solutions to the challenges...

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Solar In Your Community Workshop

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Register Now and Enjoy the Full Conference Experience!

Race to the Finish… and Beyond!

A Workshop to Support Solar in Your Community Challenge Teams

Co-located with the Solar 2018 National Solar Conference 

Tuesday • August 7, 2018 • Boulder, Colorado

Check out a summary of the full ASES Solar 2018 Conference (Boulder, Colorado, August 5-8), which includes the full-day Race to the Finish, Solar in Your Community Challenge Workshop. The free one-day SYC Challenge Workshop was designed just for you, as a Challenge Team Participant or Coach. But we think...
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CESA: Using Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar

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Thursday, January 11, 1-2pm ET

Traditionally, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) focused on increasing energy efficiency for low-income households. As solar costs have declined, interest in using WAP funds for low-income solar deployment has increased. A state seeking to integrate solar into WAP must obtain approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to include the technology in its program. This approval process  includes demonstrating the effectiveness of solar in generating savings.  

This webinar will feature two speakers. Joshua Olsen, the Lead...
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CESA: Using Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar

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Tuesday, January 16, 1-2pm ET


The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low-income families with their home energy bills. LIHEAP serves as an emergency bill assistance service, but state LIHEAP administrators have flexibility to use some program funds to reduce long-term dependence on energy assistance. Some argue that these LIHEAP funds should be used for low-income solar.

This webinar will feature Jason Edens, the Director of the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, which is exploring models for using LIHEAP funds for low-income...
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CESA: Follow-Up Discussion: Using Federal Low-Income Energy Assistance Programs for Solar

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Thursday, January 25, 1-2pm ET

This interactive webinar discussion is a follow-up to two earlier webinars: CESA's 1/11 webinar, "Using Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar” and CESA’s 1/16 webinar, “Using Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar.” Guest speakers from both webinars will participate in this follow-up discussion.

Participants will be invited to respond to the earlier webinars, share their ideas and experiences, and ask questions. This webinar is open to state and municipal...
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Oct 13 Webinar: Income Verification for Low-Income Solar Programs

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One of the challenges of operating a low-income solar program is appropriately verifying participants’ incomes for program eligibility. In this webinar, we will hear from representatives of three different agencies with low- and moderate-income solar programs about their income verification processes. Glen Baird of the California Department of Community Services and Development, Kaitlin Kelly of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, and Kelsey Read of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will describe the income verification processes for their...

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