Jul
12
Jul 13

Solar Battle of the Bands 2017

SBOB returns to San Francisco’s Mezzanine; and this year's proceeds benefit CALSEIA’s work to expand California’s solar market!


May
9
May 11

Oregon Solar Energy Conference

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.

Apr
15
11:00 am11:00

The East Bay Green Jobs Fair

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 

 

Mar
28
Mar 29

SolarPlaza's Solar Asset Management Conference - North America

 
 

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.

Mar
23
9:30 am09:30

Intersolar Summit USA East

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.

 

 

Mar
22
5:00 pm17:00

Bay Area Chapter Meeting

  • Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas

"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.

Mar
17
11:00 am11:00

Deadline for Intersolar AWARDS Application

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.

Mar
9
12:00 pm12:00

CALSEIA Q1 Board Meeting: Sacramento

Location: The Forum Building
1107 9th Street, 4th Floor Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 94814

Attendance for CALSEIA members only.

* 9-12 Closed Door Session- Board Directors Only
12- 5 Board Meeting, CALSEIA members welcome

Mar
7
5:00 pm17:00

San Diego Chapter Meeting

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.

Feb
23
5:30 pm17:30

Solar Power Happy Hour - Women in Solar, advancing careers

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

Feb
17
12:00 pm12:00

LA Chapter Lunch & Permitting Panel

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.

Feb
7
5:30 pm17:30

Central Valley Chapter Meeting

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.

Jan
31
1:00 pm13:00

PROINSO Office Launch Party

PROINSO OFFICE LAUNCH PARTY


Where: 1030 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 130, West Sacramento

When: January 31st, 1:00 PM

What: Join PROINSO for the afternoon in celebrating the opening of their new office & warehouse location in West Sacramento, and enjoy some food & beer! 

Jan
31
10:00 am10:00

Webinar: CPUC Decision on TOU Grandfathering

CPUC Decision on TOU Grandfathering
 

Tuesday, January 31st
10:00 - 11:00 am PDT
Free for CALSEIA members,
$75 for non-members.

The CPUC just issued a revised proposed decision in the proceeding to create guidelines for TOU rates. Part of the decision creates terms and conditions for solar customers to be grandfathered on the existing TOU time periods when the IOUs change summer peak periods to later in the day.

CALSEIA's Policy Director, Brad Heavner, will present on what this means followed by a Q&A session.

* Our webinar service can host 500 attendees. All registrants and attendees will receive a link for the webinar recording and slides shortly after the conclusion of the webinar.
** If you are a CALSEIA Member, contact us to receive the link for the free-of-cost webinar registration.

Jan
24
6:30 pm18:30

Sacramento Chapter Meeting

Sacramento Chapter Meeting


Where: Hoppy Brewing Company, Sacramento

When: January 24th, 6:30 PM

What: Join CALSEIA's Sacramento Area Chapter for a happy hour discussion of what 2017 might bring for the solar industry and how the 2016 California state elections has changed the landscape.

Jan
9
9:00 am09:00

Intersolar AWARDS Application Opens

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Nominations for the Intersolar AWARD are open from today until 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.

Bay Area Chapter Holiday Mixer
Dec
15
5:30 pm17:30

Bay Area Chapter Holiday Mixer

  • Sungevity

Join Us in Oakland for a Holiday Mixer

While we wait to see if Santa is bringing coal or sunshine to all the boys and girls in the solar industry,  join CALSEIA and your fellow industry members for some good cheer and fun.

All are welcome, members and non-members alike. So bring a friend!

Special thank you to our event sponsors:

San Diego Chapter Holiday Party
Dec
8
5:30 pm17:30

San Diego Chapter Holiday Party

  • Renovate America

While we wait to see if Santa is bringing coal or solar-friendly rates to all the boys and girls in the solar industry, join CALSEIA and your fellow industry members for some good cheer and fun at our upcoming holiday party

All are welcome, members and non-members alike, so bring a friend!

Tickets are $30 per person.

Light food and drinks will be served.

Solar Drinks LA
Dec
1
6:00 pm18:00

Solar Drinks LA

  • Las Perlas

Get to know the solar industry in your area! Join us for an informal gathering to meet other LA Solar professionals — do business, make friends, and learn more about CALSEIA. Enjoy craft cocktails and tacos, courtesy of our sponsors:

ReGreen, Mitsubishi, and GigaWatt.

Co-hosted by Michael Kadish, GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles, Alex Pugh, Hecate Energy, and CALSEIA.

Dec
1
10:00 am10:00

Webinar: NEM Q&A

Have Questions about Net Metering? Ask the Expert

Now that NEM 2.0 is upon us for PG&E customers, CALSEIA Policy Director Brad Heavner will discuss the transition and answer your questions.

* Our webinar service can host 500 attendees. All registrants and attendees will receive a link for the webinar recording and slides shortly after the conclusion of the webinar.

** If you are a CALSEIA Member, contact us to receive the link for the free-of-cost webinar registration.

Nov
16
5:00 pm17:00

Bay Area Chapter Meeting

  • Sunpower

Mayor shares vision of Solar for San Jose

Join the CALSEIA Bay Area Chapter for the next bi-monthly meeting with networking and a great speaker!

Speaker:

Mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo
Mayor Sam Liccardo took office in January 2015; San José has surged ever since.

In his brief tenure, Sam has:  

  • launched “San José Works,” an initiative that will provide jobs to over 1,000 teenagers living in gang-impacted neighborhoods this year;   
  • announced five new international flights at Mineta San José International Airport;
  • created after-school programs for hundreds of low-income children, boosted library services in every neighborhood, and expanded youth learning opportunities for coding and STEM skills;  
  • ushered a major expansion of tech employers into San José, from corporate titans like Apple and Google to fast-growing innovators such as Silver Spring Networks, Splunk and SuperMicro;  
  • launched San Jose’s “Smart City Vision,” forging partnerships with the tech community to leverage technology and data to improve safety and services, with the ambition of making San José the most innovative city in America.

In Sam’s prior public service, he prosecuted a range of felony cases as a federal and local criminal prosecutor, from sexual assault and child exploitation to international narcotrafficking. In 2006, voters elected Sam to the first of his two terms on the City Council, where he led efforts to revitalize its downtown, preserve San José’s hillsides and open space, boost funding for affordable housing and open a world-class soccer stadium for the San José Earthquakes.

Additionally, Sam serves on a number of boards of directors, including the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Valley Transit Authority Board, the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency. Sam also is the co-chair for Joint Venture Silicon Valley and a founding board member for Cristo Rey High School. He also holds senior fellowships for the American Leadership Forum and the Aspen Institute and is a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Sam graduated from San José’s Bellarmine College Prep and Georgetown University, prior to receiving a law degree from Harvard Law School and a master’s degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  

Nov
15
10:00 am10:00

Webinar: Increasing Access to Solar- Virtual Net Energy Metering and Neighborhood Solar

California is pursing many options for increasing access to solar. Virtual Net Energy Metering (VNEM) can provide opportunities for property owners and renters in both residential and commercial multi-tenant buildings to go solar, but the adoption of this policy to date has been slow. Similarly, neighborhood solar policies such as the Green Tariff/Shared Renewables Program (GTSR) have also faced challenges in their adoption. A panel of experts will present on barriers to accessing solar, provide examples and emerging policy and business models to address those challenges, and lead a targeted discussion around strategies to expand solar access to more Californians using VNEM and neighborhood solar. 

Co-Moderators: 

  • Kelly Knutsen, CALSEIA 
  • Alexandra Patey, Center for Sustainability Energy


Panelists: 

  • Ross Williams, Home Energy Systems Solar
  • Bill Hilliard, EcoVolt Solar
  • Susannah Churchill, Vote Solar

* Our webinar service can host 500 attendees. All registrants and attendees will receive a link for the webinar recording and slides shortly after the conclusion of the webinar.

** If you are a CALSEIA Member, contact us to receive the link for the free-of-cost webinar registration.

Nov
10
10:00 am10:00

Webinar: Solar Permitting--Making it Easier, Faster and Cheaper for Everyone

The Expedited Solar Permitting Act, AB 2188, has helped make pulling a permit for a standard residential solar installation quicker and easier, but there are still many places across the state that have not yet adopted the streamlined permit forms for safe installs, leading to costly delays and inefficiencies on both sides of the counter. To lower everyone's costs, cities, counties, building officials, and the solar industry are working together to make permitting easier for everyone. The panel of experts will describe efforts and resources available to streamline and improve local solar permitting in your city or county. 


Moderator:

Kelly Knutsen, CALSEIA


Panelists:

  • Marcus Gilmore, Center for Sustainable Energy 
  • Jeff Spies, Quick Mount PV and member of the Solar Energy Action Committee
  • Philip Haddix, The Solar Foundation

* Our webinar service can host 500 attendees. All registrants and attendees will receive a link for the webinar recording and slides shortly after the conclusion of the webinar.

** If you are a CALSEIA Member, contact us to receive the link for the free-of-cost webinar registration.

GRID Alternatives 3rd Annual Solar Soiree
Nov
3
5:30 pm17:30

GRID Alternatives 3rd Annual Solar Soiree

  • Vizcaya

NETWORKING | DINNER | MUSIC | WINE & BEER TASTING | LIVE AUCTION

Join a dynamic group of guests for GRID's annual fundraiser and celebration, the Solar Soiree!  The Soiree helps GRID raise funds for and awareness of our programs fighting climate change and creating economic opportunities in Sacramento most disadvantaged communities.  Enjoy live music, and a short speaking program featuring Councilmember Steve Hansen and a live auction.  

Invest in climate equity and help to transform the local energy economy into one that benefits everyone! 

Event Program:

5:30-6:30   Networking hour with appetizers, wine & beer tasting, no-host bar
6:30-7:30   Short program and dinner
7:30-8:30   Live Auction and Dessert