Our free ‘Get Some Sun’ webinars feature fresh perspectives and updates on the issues that impact solar policy. 



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Solar: 2015 year-in-review 
Corey Honeyman, Greentech Media
April 6, 2016
Video here and slides here

Energy storage: 2015 year-in-review 
Ravi Manghani, Greentech Media
March 9, 2016
Video here and slides here

Residential solar and property values 
Ben Hoen, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
February 24, 2016
Video here and slides here

Most rooftop solar in CA is being installed in middle-income neighborhoods 
Ethan Sprague, Kevala Analytics
January 20, 2016
Video here and slides here.

Power for All: promoting energy access
Kristina Skierka, Power for All
January 13, 2016
Video here and slides here.

The Revolution will be Distributed
Ryan Hanley, GridX, SolarCity
December 16, 2015
Video here and slides here.

Solar + Electric Vehicles: a Groupon for a Sustainable Future
December 8, 2015
Video here, slides here, here, and here.

U.S. solar’s short and long-term future 
Shayle Kann, Greentech Media
Video here
Slides here (pdf)

Update on PACE financing programs  
David Gabrielson, PACENow
October 14, 2015
Video here
Slides here (pdf)

Wellinghoff + Tong: Why fixed charges are a false fix to the utility industry’s solar challenges
July 22, 2015
Video here
Slides here (pdf)

Bloomberg New Energy Finance:Views on Solar Cost, Market, and Deployment Trends
May 13, 2015
Video here

Rethinking Fixed Charges and Standby Fees: Regulatory and Rate Design Pathways to Deeper Solar Cost Reductions
January 14, 2015
Video here

Shaping the Future of Energy: New York’s Perspective (with Richard Kauffman)
January 28, 2015
Video here

Rooftop Solar Financing: Who’s winning in court, who’s winning in the market?
August 20, 2014
Iowa Supreme Court Ruling on PPAs – Notes here
Rooftop Solar Financing Trends – Powerpoint here
Rooftop Solar Financing Webinar Q&A

Moving from a Niche Market to the Mainstream: Integrating Solar into the Grid
May 21st, 2014
Powerpoint here
Recording here

Real Utility Leadership on Rooftop Solar: Green Mountain Power’s Unique Story
April  8th, 2014
Watch the interview here

Let it Shine: the 6,000 Year History of Solar Energy
March 12, 2014
Recording here

2014 State Solar Jobs Census with The Solar Foundation
February 19, 2014

View the slides from the webinar here.
View the Solar Foundation’s interactive job census map here.
Watch the webinar here 

Energy Storage & Solar: New Programs, Projects, and Possibilities
November 13, 2013
CESA Slides here, Solar Grid Storage slides here
Recording here.

Utilities, Regulators & Distributed Solar Generation: Rethinking Utility Business Plans
October 9, 2013
Slides here.
Recording here.
White papers from America’s Power Plan here.

Solar PV Pricing Trends: Research from U.S. National Labs – with LBNL & NREL
September 11, 2013
Recording here.

Assessing the Costs & Benefits of Distributed Solar – Lessons & Best Practices from the National Debate – with SEIA, RMI, IREC and Rabago Consulting
September 4, 2013
Recording here.

Project: Permit – Cutting Red Tape for Solar Energy – with Berkeley Lab, Clean Power Finance, IREC and Vote Solar
June 5, 2013 – 10 AM PT
Recording here.

Crowdfunding: New Capital for the Next Solar Revolution(s) – with Billy Parish of Mosaic and Ryan Levinson of SunFunder
May 15, 2013 – 10 AM PT
Recording here.
SunFunder slides here.

Regional Coordinaton: A Low-Cost Path to Renewable Integration – with Dave Olsen, CA-ISO and Doug Larson, Western Interstate Energy Board
March 13, 2013
Recording here.

How to finance energy improvements in commercial buildings in California with PACE
January 30th, 2013
Recording here.

Data Not Drama in California: Costs & Benefits of Net Metering
January 16th, 2013
Recording here.

Tracking the Sun: The Installed Cost of Solar in the U.S. – with LBNL
November 28th, 2012
Recording here.

Oversupplied SREC Markets – What Comes Next?
November 14th, 2012
Recording here.

Soft Costs in U.S. Solar Markets – NREL Survey
November 8th, 2012
Recording here.

Exploring a New Finance Model for Commercial Solar: PACE & Third Party Ownership
October 24th, 2012
Recording here.

Game Changing Technologies: State of Storage & Smart Grid
Wednesday, October 17th
Recording here.

Solar 101 – A Conversation with Vote Solar
Wednesday, September 26th
Recording here.

The Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy – and Our Planet – from Dirty Energy
with author Danny Kennedy, Sungevity
Tuesday, September 18
Recording here.

Looking back on the Stimulus: What Did It Do for Clean Energy?
with Michael Grunwald, TIME journalist & author of The NEW New Deal
August 29nd
Recording here.

Re-considering the Economics of Solar Power
with Michael Liebreich and Jenny Chase, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
September 5
Recording here.

Understanding U.S. Energy Subsidies
with Doug Koplow, founder of EarthTrack.net
August 22nd
Recording here.
Slide Deck Here (PDF).