Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

CALSSA Members Annual Planning Meeting

Please join us in Oakland on Friday, October 18 for our Annual Planning Meeting. Priorities will be voted on and set, and a recap of this year's pertinent solar and storage issues will be discussed during the Annual Planning Meeting. This is your chance to give us your feedback on what should be CALSSA’s top policy priorities for 2020. Lunch included. Be sure to get your tickets to our Annual Dinner after the meeting!

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Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

CALSSA Webinar: CALSSA's CPUC California Solar Consumer Protection Guide

Starting September 30th, the CPUC is requiring all residential solar contractors to submit a customer "wet signed" Solar Consumer Protection Guide as part of the interconnection application along with the final contract and any required CSLB disclosure forms. So what's the deal with this guide? What else do I need to know? In this 30 minute webinar, CALSSA's Campaign Director, Josh Buswell-Charkow, will get you up to speed on the history of the guide and why the CPUC created it as well as how to comply and what's coming up next.

Webinar is free for CALSSA members and available only for members.

To apply to become a member, fill out the form here.

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Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

WEBINAR: California is Going 100% Clean Energy – What Does This Mean for Distributed Solar and the Industry? 

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Tuesday, Sept 17 |  11 AM PT/2 PM ET

In this webinar, Aurora Solar sits down with our Executive Director, Bernadette Del Chiaro, and Ken Rider, Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Chair of the California Energy Commission to answer your questions and discuss SB 100 and where distributed solar fits into California’s pathway to 100% clean energy.
Join us!

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Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

Sacramento Chapter Meeting & SMUD Campaign Action Meeting!

In March, SMUD proposed a new fee for solar customers ($32-$44 on average for residential). The fee would have negated the cost-effectiveness of solar and crippled the industry in the region. In response, CALSSA, member companies, and allies launched an outreach campaign, and SMUD rescinded the proposal. SMUD now plans to reevaluate the benefits of customer-sited solar and put forward a new proposal.

Over the next few months, CALSSA is launching a campaign to ensure that the new proposal is fair to customers, the industry, and wider community. Come to a special campaign planning meeting to discuss how we can win! Our success will be built on an industry-wide effort to show the board members the real value of customer-sited solar and storage. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

San Diego Chapter Meeting

Refreshments and Food will be provided.

In addition to time for networking with others in the industry, the event will feature industry experts discussing:

Energy Storage Panel Discussion: With the SGIP program extended through SB 700's passage, energy storage is projected to continue to grow to up to three gigawatts in the next five years on schools, farms, homes, nonprofits and businesses in California. Come hear a panel where three different companies will describe their products and take your questions.

Thanks to our sponsor, IronRidge.

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Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

Bay Area Chapter Meeting

Refreshments and Food will be provided.

In addition to time for networking with others in the industry, the event will feature industry experts discussing:

Residential Energy Storage: Come hear about residential energy storage from all industry levels. From finance, policies, technology, and software, this meeting will help prepare residential contractors for the coming energy storage boom in California. Plus, hear the latest rules on NEM paired storage. Presenters include:

Thanks to our sponsor, IronRidge.

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May
30
to May 31

PCBC: Homebuilding's Most Powerful Event

Free Pass to PCBC, Homebuilding's Most Powerful Event!

We have partnered with the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), to provide our members with this special offer to attend their conference, PCBC, May 30-31 in San Francisco, for free! 

Your complimentary Exhibits-PLUS Pass (a $65 value) includes access to the new Technology & Energy Forum, an education track of 8 sessions covering energy, solar, tech, and more. You'll also be able to walk the Exhibit Floor and discover 300+ companies with the latest products and services.

It's an opportunity you can't miss—but hurry, this offer expires May 17, 2019.

Members, contact us for the coupon code!

 

 

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Free webinar for CALSSA members: HR 101 for Supervisors by OmegaComp HR

OmegaComp HR is pleased to offer CALSSA members a complimentary and exclusive, educational HR webinar. This  class will cover the basics of HR, and you will walk away with an understanding of the most critical legal obligations, some tips on how to manage your staff for peak performance, and how to handle some difficult situations you might encounter as a supervisor.

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Mar
25
to Mar 29

NABCEP Conference

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Please join us for NABCEP’s Continuing Education Conference in sunny San Diego! Our Executive Director, Bernadette Del Chiaro, will be the keynote speaker and our Policy Director, Brad Heavner, will be leading a day-long workshop.

We’ve partnered up with NABCEP to offer a special deal to our members. CALSSA members who are currently not NABCEP certified can receive NABCEP certified discounted price for registration. Contact us for the discount code!

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Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Sacramento CALSSA Chapter Meeting

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Energy Storage Panel And Sacramento Assemblymember!

In addition to time for networking with others in the industry, the event will include:

-Assemblymember Kevin McCarty: Assemblymember McCarty (D-Sacramento) represents the 7th Assembly District in the California State Legislature where he has been a long time support of the solar & storage industry. The Assemblymember will be discussing his past work for our industry, future priorities as well as doing Q+A with our members. Don't miss this opportunity!

- Battery Storage Panel Discussion: With the SGIP program extended through SB 700's passage, energy storage is projected to continue to grow to up to three gigawatts in the next five years on schools, farms, homes, nonprofits and businesses in California. Come hear from our panel with LG Chem and Outback Power where representatives will describe their products and take your questions.

Thanks to our sponsors, OmegaComp HR.

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Feb
27
5:30 PM17:30

CALSSA North Bay Chapter Meeting

In addition to time for networking with others in the industry, we'll have the following presentions:

-Brad Heavner, Policy Director of the California Solar & Storage Association, will be presenting on how to work with PG&E on fire rebuilds, the implications of PG&E Bankruptcy, and the latest from the legislature and the PUC.

-Dori Estrella, Energy and Sustainability Analyst for Sonoma County's Energy and Sustainability Division on updates to the SCEIP program.

-Cordell Stillman, Director of Programs for Sonoma Clean Power will be giving an update on incentive programs for home rebuilding and EVs.

Thanks to our sponsors CED Greentech and ElectrIQ Power.

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Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

LA CALSSA Chapter Meeting

In addition to time for networking with others in the industry, our program will feature the following:


Codes, Standards and Permitting Panel: Come hear from a panel of experts about LA County's new virtual inspection for solar installations, streamlined solar and storage permitting efforts and recent developments in codes and standards. Panel includes:

Featured speakers:

  • Mostafa Kashe, Chief Electrical Inspector, LA County

  • Jeff Spies, President, Planet Plan Sets and CALSSA Codes and Standards Committee Chair

  • Mark Rodriguez, PV Design Manager-Southern California Region, Sunrun and CALSSA Permitting Committee Chair

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Dec
20
5:30 PM17:30

Bay Area Chapter - Holiday Happy Hour!

COME CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AND A YEAR OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Join the Bay Chapter and CALSSA staff on Thursday, December 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 at Drake’s Barrel House in San Leandro for an informal gathering to celebrate all our accomplishments in 2018! Please RSVP so we can provide a headcount. Kids and family are welcome!

We have several tables reserved. No-host food and drinks.

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Dec
18
5:00 PM17:00

Sacramento Chapter - Holiday Happy Hour

COME CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AND A YEAR OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Join the Sacramento Chapter and CALSSA Executive Director, Bernadette Del Chiaro, on Tuesday, December 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 at Sactown Union Brewery in Sacramento for an informal gathering to celebrate all our accomplishments in 2018! Please RSVP so we can provide a headcount. Kids and family welcome!

We have several tables reserved inside. No-host food and drinks.

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Dec
13
9:30 AM09:30

CALSSA Webinar: 2018 Policy Developments – A year in review

CALSSA staff will present an overview of policy developments in 2018. This 90-minute webinar will be packed full of concrete information on program developments, rates, coming standards, and more. There will also be time for Q & A. 

Topics will include:

  • New TOU rates for PGE and SCE

  • Plans for residential default TOU rates

  • SGIP — GHG rules and new budget from SB 700

  • New homes solar mandate

  • Permitting — setbacks, fees

  • Rule 21 interconnection process

  • Smart inverter requirements

  • Low income solar subsidy programs

Only available to CALSSA members!

Become a CALSSA member here.

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Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

LA Chapter - Holiday Happy Hour!

COME CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AND A YEAR OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Join the LA Chapter and CALSSA Executive Director, Bernadette Del Chiaro, on Tuesday, December 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 at Karl Strauss Brewing Company at 2390 E. Orangewood Ave. in Anaheim for an informal gathering to celebrate all our accomplishments in 2018! Please RSVP so we can provide a headcount. Kids and family welcome!

Complimentary food and drink courtesy of GigaWatt.

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Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Q4 Board Meeting - San Diego

Join us for the last CALSSA board meeting of 2018! Lunch included.

* PLEASE NOTE: The Center for Sustainable Energy has moved locations, (the new address is: 3980 Sherman Street, Suite 170, San Diego, CA 92110 ) and there will be no parking available at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

San Diego Chapter - Holiday Happy Hour!

COME CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AND A YEAR OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Join the Bay Chapter and CALSSA staff on Thursday, December 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 at Drake’s Barrel House in San Leandro for an informal gathering to celebrate all our accomplishments in 2018! Please RSVP so we can provide a headcount. Kids and family are welcome!


We have reserved a private space outside.  No-host food and drinks. 

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

LA Chapter Meeting

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Please join us for a meeting of the LA Chapter of the California Solar & Storage Association on Wednesday, October 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Xero Solar.

Refreshments and Food will be provided.

In addition to time for networking with others in the industry, our program will feature the following:

- Battery Storage Panel Discussion: With the SGIP program possibly extended for another five years, energy storage is projected to continue to grow to up to three gigawatts in the next five years on schools, farms, homes, nonprofits and businesses in California. Come hear a panel where three different companies will describe their products and take your questions.

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  • Shawn Jacobon, Senior Director of Operations, Swell Energy

  • Linh Tran, Director of Sales, Residential EES, LG Chem

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Oct
23
4:30 PM16:30

Central Valley Chapter Meeting

LATEST ON TOU RATES AND LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP!

Please join us for a meeting of the Central Valley Chapter of the California Solar & Storage Association on Tuesday, October 23rd from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Grid Alternative's Fresno Branch, 4140 North Brawley Ave., Fresno, CA 93722. Refreshments and Food provided by Alt Sys Solar and Renew Financial.

In addition to time for networking with others in the industry, the event will include:

-State of Rates and Legislative Wrap Up: Do you know what to expect under the coming default TOU rates? Which options are the best for your customers? Come hear the latest on both commercial and residential from our California Solar & Storage Policy Director, Brad Heavner. Brad will also give a legislative wrap-up and discuss consequences for the industry.

The meeting is free and open to all active California Solar & Storage Association members. If you are interested in learning more about membership or attending but you are not a member, please contact Carter Lavin at or 610-772-6591.

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