5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Chapter Meeting

Please join us for a meeting of the Bay Area Chapter of the California Solar & Storage Association on Wednesday, October 3rd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dividend Finance.

Refreshments and Food will be provided.

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

-New Construction Solar Requirement: In May of this past year, the California Energy Commission (CEC) passed updated standards requiring solar PV on new home construction. Come learn about the implications for this requirement and what it means for the solar & storage industry from Martha Brook, Advisor to CEC Commissioner McAllister, and Kelly Knutsen, Director of Technology Advancement for the California Solar & Storage Association. 

-State of Rates and Legislative Wrap Up: Do you understand the details of the coming rate changes? 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 the consequences for the industry.

Thanks to our sponsor, simPRO, a complete end-to-end business software.

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6:00 PM18:00

San Diego Chapter Meeting


Please join us for a meeting of the San Diego Chapter of the California Solar & Storage Association on October 17th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rexel's San Diego location.

Refershments and Snacks will be provided.

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

-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. 

-Energy Storage Permitting: Energy storage is growing with projections of up to three gigawatts in the next five years on schools, farms, homes, nonprofits and businesses in California. What do the permitting rules look like for this technology? Come learn the ins and outs of navigating storage permitting from Steve Jones, Assistant Building Official for the City of Oceanside and the President of the Sustainable Energy Action Committee (SEAC). Steve will also briefly discuss the new fire code setback rules.

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8:00 AM08:00

2018 UC Solar Research Symposium

This event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. Breakfast and lunch are included.

This year's symposium will feature a great lineup of speakers, including:

Scott Murtishaw, Consultant, California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA)

Hong-xing Yang, Associate Editor, International Journal of Applied Energy and Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ravi Prasher, Division Director, Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division and Associate Lab Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)

David Phillips, Associate Vice President for Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President (UCOP)

Roland Winston, UC Solar Director and Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Natural Sciences, UC Merced

Umesh Mishra, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

Alfredo Martinez-Morales, Managing Director of the Southern California-Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE), UC Riverside

Matthew Law, Director of the Center for Solar Energy, UC Irvine

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10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Work Site Safety – How to protect your team, company, vehicles, and the community

Join us for a discussion with experts on insurance, vehicle safety and workplace safety on how to protect your team and company to, from, and at the job site. REGISTER >>

The webinar will cover:

-Secure Equipment for safety and retention of tools and supplies
-Ladder and Material Rack Storage
-Vehicle Safety Kits
-Secure Fall Protection Equipment
-Proper ladder selection and use -Vehicle Safety.

Panelists include:

-Lonnie White,  Division Sales Manager at Phenix Truck Bodies and Van Equipment
Lonnie has 18 years of experience in the commercial truck, utility vehicle and van equipment industry. Phenix Truck Bodies and Van Equipment, supplies thousands of vocational vehicle upfits to federal, state, county, and city agencies; and private companies. According to Mr. White – “Keeping your skilled labor force working efficiently and safely guides us in our product recommendations and design. If we can help a company avoid a worker compensation claim or while maximizing workforce efficiency and morale, then we have done our job."

-Jerrel Flatt, Regional Vice President for Werner Company 
Jerrel has 22 years of experience in the industrial/construction industry. WernerCo products are built to provide both performance and protection on jobsites around the world. They are recognized as the world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of ladders, climbing equipment and ladder accessories under Werner, Green Bull, Keller, Abru and other licensed brands. WernerCo also manufactures and sells a line of Fall Protection products and jobsite, truck and van storage equipment under the KNAACK and WEATHER GUARD brands.


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5:30 PM17:30

North Bay Chapter Meeting

North Bay Chapter Meeting


Please join us for a meeting of the North Bay Chapter of the California Solar & Storage Association at HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol.  Refreshments and Food will be provided. Thanks to our sponsors CED Greentech, IronRidge and SimpliPhi!

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, first contact our Membership Director, Carter Lavin at carter@calssa.org or 610-772-6591.

In addition to time for networking with others in the industry, we'll have presentations from

-Victor Tam, Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) and Applied Technology at Santa Rosa Junior College. He will share the vision of the SRJC’s new PV campus in Petaluma and look for our input as to the curriculum.

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

-Brad Heavner, Policy Director of the California Solar & Storage Association, will be presenting on the latest from the legislature and the PUC


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10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: New SCE Residential, Commercial, And Ag Rates

New SCE Residential, Commercial, and Ag Rates Are Coming
Find out what this means for you

August 21, 2018 | 10 AM - 11 AM PDT


New Southern California Edison rates for residential, commercial, and agricultural customers are coming out soon. These new rate structures will fundamentally change the economics of solar in Southern California. CALSSA's Director of Policy, Brad Heavner, will walk you through what is changing when and what that means for your business. Attend the webinar to stay on top of critical changes that impact every solar installer in Southern California.

The webinar is free for members and $75 for non-members.
All attendees will receive the slides and recording of the webinar.

 * If you are a Member, contact us to receive the link for the free-of-cost webinar registration.

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to Jul 12

Intersolar & ees Trade Show

  • Moscone Center West Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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10:00 AM10:00

Contractor Day at Intersolar NA

Registration Includes:

  • A full-day of workshops on hot topics relevant to running your day to day business. 

  • NABCEP CE Credits for those who attend the entire event!

  • Free ticket to Summerfest!

The California Solar & Storage Association's Contractor Days are California’s premier training events that bring together contractors, developers and EPCs, with thought leaders in the manufacturing, system development, and services sectors.


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6:00 PM18:00

Los Angeles Chapter Meeting

In addition to time for networking with others in the industry, our program will feature a panel on residential solar financing. What is the state of the different products and what are the pros and cons? We'll bring together representatives from SunRun, Matador Credit Union and Dividend to cover PPAs, unsecured financing, and more.

Special thanks to our meeting space host, Rexel.

Refreshments and food provided.


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10:00 AM10:00

WEBINAR: The New Relaxed Fire Setbacks and Pathways and Smart Inverter Certification Mandate

Register Now

On July 1, California’s intervening code cycle takes effect allowing larger PV arrays on residential roofs as the new relaxed "fire setbacks and pathways" take effect. Join us to learn about the new rules and regulations that help residential PV installers gain back valuable roof space for bigger PV arrays. We will also address the new mandate requiring inverters be certified to provide reactive power priority for the Volt-Var function.


Jeff Spies: President - Planet Plan Sets

  • CALSSA Codes/Standards Committee Chair

Alan Fields: Design and Engineering Manager - Solar Spectrum / Sungevity

  • CALSSA Permitting Committee Chair

Matt Paiss: Fire Captain

  • International Association of Fire Fighters primary representative to the NEC Code Making Panel 4
  • President - Energy Response Solution


Free for members, $75 for non-members
To process payment or join the association, please contact
Membership Director, Carter Lavin.

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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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10:00 AM10:00

Q2 Board Meeting

Please join us at Mitsubishi's headquarter in Cypress on Thursday, June 7th, for our Q2 Board Meeting.

Q2 Board Meeting

Thursday, June 7 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Mitsubishi Electric
Training Room
5900-A Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630

For more information: info@calssa.org | 916-228-4567
Agendas will be sent out prior to the meeting to those who RSVP.

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7:30 AM07:30

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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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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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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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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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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