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Events Calendar

Virginia Solar Lobby Day
Jan 28 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

In partnership with Solar United Neighbors, Vote Solar, and Coalition for Community Solar Access, MDV-SEIA is holding a lobby day in Richmond, VA. 2020 could be the year that Virginia becomes a national solar leader. Join us to:

  • Protect the rights of solar homeowners in HOA communities; 
  • End arbitrary limits on rooftop solar; 
  • Set enforceable state solar goals;
  • Legalize community solar projects.

Join us to fight for all Virginians’ solar rights. 

WEBINAR: Solar with Justice: Recommendations for State Governments
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will present the findings and recommendations from a new report that are especially relevant to state policymakers and program managers. Solar with Justice: Strategies for Powering Up Under-Resourced Communities and Growing an Inclusive Solar Economy was produced by a team from the Clean Energy States Alliance, the Jackson State University Department of Urban & Regional Planning, the Partnership for Southern Equity, PaulosAnalysis, the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, and The Solutions Project. After members of the team give a brief overview of the report and describe case studies of model programs by state agencies, they will discuss the recommendations for actions that state governments can take to ensure solar empowers under-resourced communities and provides tangible financial and wealth-building benefits. More than 90 policymakers, community group leaders, solar experts, and energy equity advocates were interviewed as part of the research for the report.


• Berneece Herbert, Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University

• Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA

• Nate Hausman, Project Director, CESA (moderator)

WARD 2 CANDIDATE FORUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES @ Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street NW (Entrance on Q Street) 1529 16th Street NW Washington DC 20009
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Sierra Club is co-hosting a Ward 2 candidate forum on environmental issues with the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center on February 6.
We’ll ask the candidates their positions on zeroing out DC’s greenhouse gas emissions, diverting waste from landfills and incinerators, expanding sustainable transit and making sure our rivers and our drinking water are safe and clean.
SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar @ Convene
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

The SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar is a prestigious annual event that connects 250+ senior-level solar and finance executives with legal and tax experts for an in depth look at financing trends, contract structures, deal terms, current market conditions and policy forecasts that impact structured transactions within the solar and storage industries. 

Hear how your business can best navigate policy and financial risk, including the phasedown of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). SEIA continues to advocate in Washington for tax policy that supports the solar and storage industries and lowers carbon emissions. The ITC phasedown schedule, as well as other tax provisions that impact clean energy deployment, will be a key feature of this event.

To reach SEIA’s goal of solar comprising 20% of total U.S. electricity generation by 2030, the industry must develop innovative financial mechanisms and dramatically expand access to capital. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with top solar and finance executives as they dive into the biggest investment challenges and opportunities for fueling the next decade of clean energy growth.

Schedule at a Glance – February 27, 2020

  • 8:00 – 5:00 pm – SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar 
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Post-Seminar Networking Reception 

To view the agenda for last year’s SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar, click here. 

All event proceeds support the expansion of the US solar energy market through SEIA’s year-round research, education activities, and advocacy efforts.