Event Details

TitleWebinar: Best Practices in Solar Development and Oversight
Event TypeLow-Income Weatherization Program [CSD]
Start Time08-29-2018 01:00 PM
End Time08-29-2018 02:00 PM


As part of the Department of Community Services and Development’s (CSD) ongoing efforts to facilitate discussion of technical assistance needs for applicants and/or awardees in the Community Solar Pilot Program, an additional webinar is being scheduled to provide some perspectives on solar development, construction, and operational considerations. An overview of CSD’s Notice of Funding Availability will also be provided (documents available at www.csd.ca.gov/liwp). The Pilot Program is part of the Low-Income Weatherization Program, a California Climate Investments program funded from the State of California’s Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

Rick Brown of TerraVerde Energy will discuss important aspects that managing entities (e.g. school districts and other public agencies) need to consider in solar solicitations, contracting, construction management, warranties, and operations and maintenance.  Accurate financial modeling that accounts for solar production, cash flows, and servicing debt and equity financing will be discussed as a crucial consideration for program design and oversight for these entities.

The potential of the Community Solar Pilot Program for stakeholders (school districts, affordable housing nonprofits, tribal governments etc.) that may be interested in including community solar for residences as an extension of their renewable energy plans will also be discussed.

Solar developers, financiers, etc. are also invited to provide brief perspectives on their involvement in solar development in California at the conclusion of the presentation.  If you are interested in this speaking opportunity, please contact LIWP@csd.ca.gov.

Event URLhttps://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2705521376374114563
WebCast URL
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All Day Event?No
Contact NameGlen Baird
Contact Phone(916) 576-5294
Contact Emailglen.baird@csd.ca.gov