May
1
to May 2

GTM's Solar Summit 2018

Powered by the unique blend of research and economic analysis from the GTM Research team, this year's agenda will feature themes from beyond traditional project finance to innovations in solar and the transformation of electricity. 

This conference will present deep dives by the top industry executives and thought leaders that will help you navigate the challenges in the market, as well as offer high-level networking opportunities to advance your business strategies.

Our members receive a special discount on registration! Email us to get the code. 

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May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar Series: How Software Can Help Small & Mid-Sized Installers Get Ahead & Increase Efficiency


Leaders in the solar software space will discuss:

  • Pitfalls of using excel for managing projects and leads Finding the right solution for an installation company of your size
  • How software can help smaller operations improve business operations, increase efficiency, and increase profit margins without needing to staff up
  • Software as enabler of expanding into new geographic markets, new business segments, and new products

Free for members and $75 for non-members.

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May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar Series: Workplace Safety- Preventing Injury on Residential & Commercial Solar Projects and How to Handle an Incident

Topic Covered:

  • Best practices for safety on the job site with IronRidge's Training Manager -- Dan Felix
  • How to prevent gradual injuries through better ergonomics with HumanLift's Matt Conway
  • What to do in the event of an incident in terms of reporting and claims navigation with Insuirca's Workers Compensation Claims Analyst Jeremy Hearron

Free for members and $75 for non-members

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Jun
6
8:30 AM08:30

SoCal Golf Tournament

Come enjoy a day on the links with us! This is a great chance to further develop business relationships with customers and vendors while networking with fellow industry members. The  "4-Person Scramble" format tournament is great for golfers of all skill levels while helping raise money for a worthy cause. Join us!

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Jun
18
to Jun 22

Intersolar Europe Conference & Trade Show

Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners and takes place annually at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany. The event’s exhi­bition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, solar plants, as well as grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energy. Since being founded 27 years ago, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

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Jul
10
to Jul 12

Intersolar & ees Trade Show

  • Moscone Center West Hall (map)
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Intersolar North America, North America’s most attended solar event and premier networking platform, takes place July 10-12, 2018 in San Francisco. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

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Mar
13
to Mar 14

Solar Asset Management Conference

  • Grand Hyatt San Francisco (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On 13 and 14 March 2018, Solarplaza will host the 5th 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 90+ 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. Learn more.

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: New PG&E Rates

PG&E, California Solar & Storage Association, and other parties have recently agreed to a series of settlements in the PG&E General Rate Case. This involves shifting the TOU peak period to the evening hours, creating storage-specific rates, establishing rates for grandfathered customers, and much more. Our Policy Director Brad Heavner will walk through the changes and answer your questions.

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Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

CALSEIA Webinar: NEW PV Array Setbacks for 2018 and Storage Permitting Issues

Recent changes to building and fire code have relaxed setbacks and pathways for most roof types. Tune in to learn more from Jeff Spies CALSEIA Codes/Standards Chair and Alan Fields - Design/Engineering Manager at Solar Spectrum. We will also address recent changes to the IRC relating to vent pipes and PV arrays, and how to properly state PV system size on a permit application when permit fees are based on system size. As an added feature, Jason Bobruk from SolarEdge be joining the discussion to introduce new electrical and fire codes and standards for energy storage systems that are already impacting AHJ permitting and inspection practices in California.

Free for members, $75 for non-members

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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Solar CFO Diversity Mixer

A mixer for solar industry and financial minority business enterprises (MBEs). The solar industry is committed to being a national leading industry on inclusiveness for all communities. National SEIA and CALSEIA are co-hosting this event in an effort to advance business opportunities for MBEs and connect them with the solar industry’s leading companies. This event will allow solar industry member company CFOs and capital markets teams to interact with MBEs that provide relevant financial service experience and services to companies.

Notable Attendees:
• Commissioner Carla Peterman of California PUC
• Chet McGensy, Solar Finance Policy Expert and Master of Ceremonies

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Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

LA Policy Summit

The Greater Los Angeles area solar & storage markets are rapidly changing. A flood of new regulations, rates, technologies and solutions are impacting the market; making it hard to see the path ahead for solar contractors big and small, residential and commercial.

CALSEIA's policy team invites you to join us and make sure you have all the information you need to navigate the coming changes.

Location: In the Downtown Los Angeles area
members will receive the address once they RSVP
 
For CALSEIA members only
Join CALSEIA here or email Carter@calseia.org

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Nov
16
to Nov 17

Clean Power, Healthy Communities 2017

The Local Clean Energy Alliance in the Bay Area is hosting the Clean Power, Healthy Communities Gathering this week on Thursday 11/16 and Friday 11/17.

Join the region’s top clean energy thinkers and decision makers to learn and share the different strategies you are implementing to use local renewable resources as solutions to racial and social injustice at the Clean Power, Healthy Communities Gathering.  

Attendees will be leaders in labor, government, green business, the environment, and underrepresented community sectors. Both days is $125, or $75 for each event.

Register here.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6 pm – 9 pm
Celebration of Local Clean Energy - 10-Year Anniversary & Book Release Party
(Open bar, entertainment, and dinner fundraiser for $75)

Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St., Oakland, CA

Friday, November 17, 2017 9 am - 5 pm:
Clean Power, Healthy Communities Action Conference
(All-day meals and beverages included for $75)

Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St., Oakland, CA 

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Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

North Bay Chapter Meeting

  • Brewsters Beer Garden + Restaurant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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In the wake of the fire that affected our North Bay community, this meeting will be focused on what comes next for solar installers in Marin and Sonoma. We will be discussing what does this mean for insurance, rebuilding, housing, workforce shortage, and many other issues. Our guest speaker is Chris Lang of Legacy Risk & Insurance

Chris has been in the Property/Casualty insurance brokerage business for over 29 years, beginning at Rollins Burdick Hunter (now Aon) in 1988.

Now as Partner at Legacy Risk, a full service independent insurance broker, Since 2005, Chris and his team at Legacy Risk are focused in the Solar/Renewable Energy business sector. With a unique background of working with a wide array of clients in the solar field, our clients range from large EPCs to PPAs, Developers and O&M/Installation Contractors. This allows for creative solutions across many aspects of your business.

Refreshments provided by our sponsor, Independent Electrical Supply

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Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Solar for Apartment Buildings – Addressing Rent Control Issues

Free Webinar!
Register now for a free webinar to discuss the benefits of solar on apartment buildings for tenants and property owners and the challenges that rent control policies present, hosted by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.  This webinar will explore ways in which local jurisdictions could (and have) sought to overcome these challenges while still preserving the important role that rent control plays in keeping rents stable and affordable. The focus will be on California's virtual net metering (VNM or NEM-V) tariffs and rent control policies, and is applicable to any jurisdiction with rent control and to program enabling multifamily solar, including states with community solar programs. 

Presenters:
Erica S. McConnell, Representative of IREC on Renewable Energy Regulatory Matters
Edward Schexnayder, Associate Attorney, practice includes municipal law, CPUC and CEC proceedings

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Oct
19
5:30 PM17:30

GRID Alternatives 4th Annual Solar Soiree

GRID Alternatives 4th Annual Solar Soiree

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Join Grid Alternatives for an Illuminating Evening 

GRID Alternatives North Valley's annual fundraising event brings together industry leaders, local renewable energy and utility partners, volunteers, homeowners and GRID supporters for celebration, networking and engagement with GRID’s work. This year's Soiree includes a networking happy hour with assorted tastings and appetizers with a no-host bar. The event will feature bold, local entertainment for an exciting departure from the average fundraising dinner!  Join the fun and show your commitment to a successful clean energy transition that includes all of our communities. 

5:30 - 6:30 | Networking, Beer & Wine Tasting, Appetizers

6:30 - 8:00 | Live Entertainment, Speaking Program, Fusion Food Stations

8:00 - 8:30 | Dessert and Wrap Up

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Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Planning Meeting

Help Decide CALSEIA's Priorities for 2018.
After a busy 2017, at the Planning Meeting we will set CALSEIA's organizational and policy priorities for 2018. As a CALSEIA member this is your seat at the table in deciding the future of California's solar industry. Please join us in Oakland on Thursday October 5th for our Q3 Board Meeting. And on Friday October 6th for CALSEIA's Annual Planning Meeting. Priorities will be voted on and set and a recap of this year's pertinent solar issues will be discussed during the Annual Planning Meeting. More details coming!

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Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

GRID Alternatives North Valley Solar Career Fair

DATE AND TIME
Tue, September 26, 2017
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
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LOCATION
Center for Employment Training
8376 Fruitridge Rd. 
Sacramento, CA 95828
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Employer Registration: $75

Don’t miss your chance to participate in the Solar Career Fair to meet, interview, and hire diverse and talented jobseekers! Hosted by GRID Alternatives and CET, and in partnership with GSUL, Jobs Plus, and SHRA, this fair will offer an excellent opportunity to connect with motivated solar career seekers. Attendees will include GRID Alternatives trainees who have direct hands-on experience installing solar, students of local job training organizations, and members of the community looking to start or advance their solar careers. 

Those who attend will network with employers like you and access career development activities, including a resume building workshop, mock interviews, and having professional portrait photos taken.

Come network with motivated and promising solar career seekers, and find your next star employee!

Questions? Contact Devin Dixon at ddixon@gridalternatives.org or 916-588-9274.

Thank you to our sponsors: The Honnold Foundation, Wells Fargo, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank, SEIA and the Solar Training Network!

Interested in a sponsorship package? Contact Becca Russell at brussell@gridalternatives.org or 916-585-8536, or register here.

Apply to join the GRID Alternatives Resume Bank!

GRID's installation training programs offer job seekers hands-on advanced training to further develop their skills and prepare for opportunities in the growing solar jobs market. The GRID Alternatives Resume Bank offers a direct connection between employers who are hiring and the GRID community.

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Aug
29
8:30 AM08:30

2017 Solar + Storage Worker Day

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Help educate lawmakers about the importance of solar and storage jobs in California, about the need to support legislation that promotes solar energy, energy storage and much more.

T-shirts, lunch, and an afternoon reception with food & drinks will be provided to all attendees. 

Orientation meeting begins promptly at 9AM, please arrive by 8:30 AM for coffee and a light breakfast.

* Registration for this event has been closed. If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you for your interest!

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