Community solar power is the next big thing in solar power and distributed energy. The latest evidence of this is the first Community Solar Summit, which was announced today (March 21) and will take place in Denver on July 26-28.
The event is being hosted by the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) and its partner Infocast. While national and local solar conferences are being held across the nation, like the recent Solar Power Colorado 2017 Conference, they focus on many aspects of the solar industry from residential solar installations to utility-scale solar installations. However, this is the first solar conference to focus exclusively on community solar.
“Over the coming decade, community solar has the potential to give millions of Americans access to clean, local, and affordable solar energy for the first time,” said CCSA Executive Director Jeff Cramer. “This promise, and identifying near and long-term pathways to achieve this enormous potential, will serve as the basis for the first-ever national conference on community solar.”
The conference will bring together developers, financiers, manufacturers and community solar promoters together to help move the industry forward through education and programming. The sessions will cover a variety of topics including community solar project and program management and design, state and federal policy developments, partnership strategies to achieve long-term market potential and collaboration focussed networking.
“We will bring together leaders across the community solar ecosystem including solar providers, large and small customers, utilities, and others to discuss ways we can continue community solar’s burgeoning contributions to the nation’s economy, environment and energy infrastructure. We look forward to a dynamic dialogue that will help chart the course for the dramatic growth of community solar nationwide,” Cramer said.
Although the location was announced the venue was not named yet. After that the organizers will announce keynote speakers, workshop presenters and other information about the conference.Tweet