GRID Alternatives 4th Annual Solar Soiree
Join Grid Alternatives for an Illuminating Evening
GRID Alternatives North Valley's annual fundraising event brings together industry leaders, local renewable energy and utility partners, volunteers, homeowners and GRID supporters for celebration, networking and engagement with GRID’s work. This year's Soiree includes a networking happy hour with assorted tastings and appetizers with a no-host bar. The event will feature bold, local entertainment for an exciting departure from the average fundraising dinner! Join the fun and show your commitment to a successful clean energy transition that includes all of our communities.
5:30 - 6:30 | Networking, Beer & Wine Tasting, Appetizers
6:30 - 8:00 | Live Entertainment, Speaking Program, Fusion Food Stations
8:00 - 8:30 | Dessert and Wrap Up
Help Decide CALSEIA's Priorities for 2018.
After a busy 2017, at the Planning Meeting we will set CALSEIA's organizational and policy priorities for 2018. As a CALSEIA member this is your seat at the table in deciding the future of California's solar industry. Please join us in Oakland on Thursday October 5th for our Q3 Board Meeting. And on Friday October 6th for CALSEIA's Annual Planning Meeting. Priorities will be voted on and set and a recap of this year's pertinent solar issues will be discussed during the Annual Planning Meeting. More details coming!
Employer Registration: $75
Don’t miss your chance to participate in the Solar Career Fair to meet, interview, and hire diverse and talented jobseekers! Hosted by GRID Alternatives and CET, and in partnership with GSUL, Jobs Plus, and SHRA, this fair will offer an excellent opportunity to connect with motivated solar career seekers. Attendees will include GRID Alternatives trainees who have direct hands-on experience installing solar, students of local job training organizations, and members of the community looking to start or advance their solar careers.
Those who attend will network with employers like you and access career development activities, including a resume building workshop, mock interviews, and having professional portrait photos taken.
Come network with motivated and promising solar career seekers, and find your next star employee!
Questions? Contact Devin Dixon at email@example.com or 916-588-9274.
Thank you to our sponsors: The Honnold Foundation, Wells Fargo, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank, SEIA and the Solar Training Network!
GRID's installation training programs offer job seekers hands-on advanced training to further develop their skills and prepare for opportunities in the growing solar jobs market. The GRID Alternatives Resume Bank offers a direct connection between employers who are hiring and the GRID community.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Help educate lawmakers about the importance of solar and storage jobs in California, about the need to support legislation that promotes solar energy, energy storage and much more.
T-shirts, lunch, and an afternoon reception with food & drinks will be provided to all attendees.
Orientation meeting begins promptly at 9AM, please arrive by 8:30 AM for coffee and a light breakfast.
* Registration for this event has been closed. If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you for your interest!
Sacramento Chapter Meeting
Aug 23, 5:30-7:30 PM
Fort Rock Brewing | Rancho Cordova, CA
Come join the California Solar Energy Industries Association's Sacramento Area Chapter for a happy hour and industry discussion with our special guest speaker Chris Noel of Solar Roof Jack who will be discussing strategies for maximizing roof space and revenue.
CALSEIA North Bay Chapter Meeting
August 10, 5-7 PM
Hopmonk Tavern Beer Garden, Sebastopol, CA
Join us for an evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvres and conversation with the CALSEIA North Bay membership. We are excited to have our guest speaker, Cordell Stillman the new director of programs at Sonoma Clean Power who will be discussing the new programs and opportunities coming from SCP. Brad Heavner, Policy Director for CALSEIA will also be giving an update.
CALSEIA Bay Area Chapter Meeting
August 9, 5-7 PM
2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA. 94583
Drinks, food, networking and 3 special guest speakers!
- California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones
- Industry Icon and Enphase Co-founder Raghu Belur
- Brad Heavner of CALSEIA talks about Rule 21, the changes, logistics and details.
Oregon Solar Energy Conference
Where: Portland Crowne Plaza, Portland
When: May 9 – 11, 2017
What: The Oregon Solar Energy Conference is the fastest growing regional solar conference in the U.S. We hosted over 400 attendees in 2016 at the Portland Crowne Plaza. For 2017 we will offer an additional day of training including business development sessions, hands on installation training and electrical code change courses. Also, we will be developing solar + storage trainings & policy sessions.
The East Bay Green Jobs Fair
What: To address the economic, environmental, and social challenges that face East Bay communities, the Green Jobs Fair seeks to foster a thriving green economy that builds equity and inclusion. The East Bay Green Careers/Jobs Fair will connect job seekers to the burgeoning green sector to provide sustainable employment opportunities for years to come.
If you are interested in attending, promoting, or exhibiting at the event, go to www.interfaithpower.org/greenjobs/ or call (415) 391-4214
When: Saturday, April 15
Where: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist | 1203 Willow St. Oakland, CA 94607
Solar Asset Management - North America
The leading conference focused on the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios
28-29 March, 2017 - San Francisco
On 28 and 29 March 2017, Solarplaza will host the 4th annual edition of the leading conference dedicated to the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios. Covering technical and financial topics, which range from performance optimization to refinancing and secondary market. Learn from 50+ speakers and network with 500+ attendees representing the leading service providers, asset/portfolio managers, IPPs, utilities, investors, developers and advisors active in the North American solar market.
CALSEIA members get a registration discount! Contact us to get the discount code.
Intersolar Summit USA East
WHEN: March 23, 2017, 9:30am - 6:00pm
WHERE: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York, USA
PRICING: $295 until Jan/31 ($236 for Members)
$350 from Feb/1 onwards ($280 for Members)
CALSEIA is thrilled to once again partner with Intersolar Summit USA East, taking place in Brooklyn on March 23, 2017. The conference and networking event is one of the most informative and connection-building events for solar and storage professionals in the region.
Highlights and benefits … experience them firsthand!
- Network with more than 400 solar and energy storage professionals
- Benefit from valuable business matchmaking opportunities with regional market intermediaries and leading suppliers
- Discuss the trends in the East Coast solar and energy storage markets, business climate updates, new potential growth areas, legislative issues affecting federal and state-specific industry developments as well as upcoming challenges - View Program Outline
CALSEIA members receive a 20% discount!
Contact Us to get the CALSEIA member discount code.
"CCA's" Community Choice Aggregation in the Bay Area: It’s Here 2017 update
Are You Ready for the Community Choice Energy Tsunami?
Community Choice Energy programs have begun to roll out throughout the Bay Area. Five major regions have either started or will begin their CCA/CCE programs in 2017. 95% of consumers whether on solar on not will be switching from PG&E energy purchase to their local CCA. Hundreds of thousands of homes are making this transition now. It is shaping the future of energy in our local solar market. Is this good for solar contractors? The rooftop solar industry as a whole? What are the rates? How does it affect future and current NEM customers? Peninsula Clean Energy and Silicon Valley Clean Energy will talk to you about the state of CCA’s in these 2 regions. They will answer all those questions and more.
Nominations for the Intersolar AWARD close at 12 pm PST on March 17, 2017. For more information, please visit www.intersolarglobal.com/award. The award will be presented on May 31, 2017 at Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners. The winners of the AWARD in North America will also be recognized at Intersolar North America, July 11-13 in San Francisco.
Applying for SGIP for your storage projects- a CALSEIA SD Chapter Meeting
The San Diego Chapter of the California Solar Energy Industries Association invites you to our next chapter meeting on Tuesday March 7th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the CED Greentech office at 9190 Activity Road Suite 2A San Diego.
Topic: Applying for SGIP for your storage projects. As the open application date for the Self-Generation Incetive Program for storage projects draws near, it is important for storage project developers to understand the ins and outs of applying for SGIP funds. Better understanding of the SGIP program will help you guide your customers through this process and improve your odds of securing funds for your projects.
Solar Power Happy Hour - Women in Solar, advancing careers
LEARN * CONNECT * EXCHANGE * SUCCEED
Join us for another casual networking event hosted by GRID Alternatives and sponsored by SUNworks. Hear from an all female speaker panel on advancing careers in the solar industry. This Solar Power Happy Hour is one of 16 events taking place all over the nation during the multicity #NationWISE Roundtable.
5:30 | Networking, drinks and complimentary appetizers
6:00 | Women in Solar speaker panel
7:00 | Roundtable discussion
7:30 | Networking, wrap up
LA Chapter Lunch & Permitting Panel
Where: GigaWatt's Office, Placentia
When: February 17th, 12:00 PM
What: Join CALSEIA's LA Chapter Lunch and Permitting Panel: what you need to know to make the process go smoothly and what AHJ's are and are not allowed to do.
CENTRAL VALLEY CHAPTER MEETING
Where: The office of James G. Parker & Associates Insurance, Fresno
When: February 9th, 5:30 PM
What: Join CALSEIA's Central Valley Chapter Meeting for a networking event at 5:30pm followed by two talks with Q&A periods for both.