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Events Calendar

SEIA Southeast States Federal Lobby Day
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day

The Solar Energy Industries Association invites you to join us in Washington, DC on June 20th as a participant in SEIA’s Southeast States Federal Lobby Day.

The power-packed federal lobby day on Capitol Hill is focused on putting you in the room with lawmakers representing you in Congress – Senators and Representatives from the Southeast states including: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

To make positive solar legislation happen, we must educate Members of Congress and their staff about solar’s role in energy, the economy, jobs, tax, trade issues and more. This important work directly helps the industry and your company’s bottom line.

New this year: Lobby Day attendees are invited to attend a Lobbying 101 Training and Workshop where they will be trained in best practices for successful meetings on Capitol Hill. This training will take place on Wednesday June 19th from 3PM-5PM at SEIA offices and is followed by a welcome reception. On Thursday morning, Lobby Day attendees are highly encouraged to attend the breakfast briefing for a more in depth discussion on talking points before joining their peers and SEIA’s government affairs staff for targeted meetings with lawmakers from the Southeastern States.

This FREE event is open exclusively to members of SEIA and SEIA State Affiliates. Space is limited to 2 registrants per company.

Register here. 

Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Solar Foundation’s annual Summer Solstice event brings together our partners, allies, and friends to spend a beautiful summer night celebrating the power and promise of solar energy. On the evening of June 20, leaders in Washington, D.C. from across government, business, and nonprofit organizations will gather for an upscale cocktail hour, with small plates and hors d’oeuvres, and a rooftop reception.

Keynote speaker is San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto! A portion of ticket proceeds will go toward the mayor’s disaster relief foundation, Alguien Ayúdenos.

Everything Under the Sun – Developments in District Solar @ Pepco Edison Place Gallery
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please join the Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs for an exciting conversation on a broad array of solar topics. Our presentations will range from common rooftop design issues such as storm water, green area ratio, and setback to available community solar programs for citizens in the District. The discussion will also include how all these initiatives impact our local grid.

**Michelle Moore, CEO, Groundswell
**Pranay Kohli, Energy Consultant, amidus
**Jorge Camacho, Engineer, IEEE

New Energy Outlook 2019 @ CSIS Headquarters
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

The CSIS Energy & National Security Program is pleased to host the U.S. launch of BloombergNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2019,  featuring Seb Henbest, New Energy Outlook Lead Author and Head of Europe, Middle East, & Africa, BloombergNEF

New Energy Outlook is BloombergNEF’s annual economic forecast for the world’s power sector. Built over nine months, it is the result of international collaboration between 65 market and technical experts from BloombergNEF’s 11 offices.

Beyond Electricity: Climate Change and the 75% Problem @ AAAS Headquarters
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Low- and zero-carbon technology and policy options exist to decarbonize the electricity sector, but fewer obvious solutions are available for other sectors, which account for about 75% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

Join us for a one-day symposium to examine possible technology and policy options as well as challenges in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in difficult-to-decarbonize sectors such as industry, transportation and agriculture. The role of solar radiation management and carbon removal will also be addressed.

Participate in this full-day forum with experts from multiple disciplines. Keynotes will be delivered by Professor Joseph Hezir and Ms. Jacqueline Patterson.

The 2019 Congressional Clean Energy Expo + Policy Forum
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The 22nd Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together 30-40 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every state across the country, these technologies are having a significant impact in business development and job creation in the manufacturing, transmission, power, transportation, and building sectors. The bipartisan House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus is the Expo’s honorary co-host.

Community Solar Power Summit @ Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
Jul 18 – Jul 19 all-day

MDV-SEIA is pleased to offer 15% off of current ticket prices. Please use the code, P1519MDVSEIA, at checkout in order to receive the discount.

Community solar empowers homeowners and local businesses with the financial and environmental benefits of solar power. Coupled with energy storage, community solar projects expands customer choice and access, while improving grid resilience and reliability. 

The Community Solar Power Summit, produced by the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) and powered by the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), brings together leading community solar businesses, utilities, non-profits, and policymakers for an exclusive two-day event — featuring in-depth conversations with national community solar thought leaders from CCSA, SEIA, SEPA, and other industry experts.

Event highlights:

  • Participate in a focused agenda that explores critical market topics such as customer acquisition, financing, business model development, program design, and more.
  • Network with business leaders, financiers, utility representatives, policymakers, non-profits, developers, installers.
Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy @ Philadelphia, PA
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day

Join MDV-SEIA Director, David Murray, at Infocast’s Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy on July 17-19 in Philadephia PA where he’ll be speaking on Maryland’s recent Renewable Portfolio Standard legislation.

Infocast’s Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy, July 17-19, 2019, will bring policy-makers & regulators together with utilities, IPPs, developers of Wind, Solar & Storage projects, investors, financiers and other industry stakeholders to examine the biggest PJM market challenges, navigate the complicated landscape, and take advantage of the vast opportunities for renewable energy in the market.

Please use our code, 192317, to receive 10% off of current ticket prices. 

Virginia Clean Energy Summit @ RICHMOND CONVENTION CENTER
Sep 17 all-day

Virginia’s inaugural clean energy conference will highlight the emerging technologies, policies, and business practices that are being implemented by Virginia’s solar power, wind energy, and energy efficiency leaders.  

The goal of the summit is to focus on the synergies among these clean energy businesses as well as the consumer, environmental, and business opportunities that are emerging from their deployment.  Conference attendees will include representatives from businesses, state and local governments, academia, and NGOs.

Solar Focus 2019 @ Baltimore Hilton, Maryland
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day

Join MDV-SEIA at its annual conference, Solar Focus. Held this year in Baltimore, Maryland to celebrate the passage of Maryland’s increased Renewable Portfolio Standards.

Solar Focus brings together the region’s leading solar professionals for a two day conference discussing the Mid-Atlantic’s trends and future. There is also a Women in Solar Breakfast, job fair, and multiple networking opportunities to help you expand your business contacts.