Community Solar Workshop

WHAT: Community Solar in New York
DATE: Friday, December 14, 2018
TIME: 1:30pm - 5:10pm
PRICE: $245 National SEIA/SEPA/CCSA Members | $295 Non-members

Join SEIA, SEPA, and CCSA for this half-day workshop on community solar. The New York Community Solar workshop will discuss challenges and opportunities in community solar in New York, share model program designs and decision tools that will make it easier for communities to reap the benefits of solar, and highlight successful case studies.

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Tentative Agenda

Financing for community solar projects has come a long way in recent years, attracting more and more traditional lenders and tax equity investors that are becoming more comfortable with community solar as an asset class. But challenges remain as community solar expands to new York, particularly as developers and financiers grapple with the changing calculation of community solar compensation. This session will feature businesses and financiers that will describe their successes and challenges in making community solar projects financeable in New York, with a particular focus on efforts to refine the VDER value stack and market transition credit (MTC) for community solar projects in New York.

Time Session Information
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch and Welcome
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Market Snapshot: The Past, Present, and Future in Community Solar in NY
We will kick off the day’s discussion of national, regional, and state community solar market trends with a brief presentation on the state of the market with latest figures, analysis, and updates about Community Solar in New York.
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Bringing Down Customer Acquisition Costs
Demand for community solar continues to rise across customer types, but companies are still navigating how best to reach potential customers and convert them into new subscribers. Learn from a panel of experts who will share best practices from the field.
3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Getting the Customer Experience Right

Utility regulations and tariffs are complicated but community solar subscriptions shouldn't be. Learn about how community solar providers are working towards a seamless experience for customers, what rules of the road providers need to follow, and how regulators and utilities can improve the customer experience.

4:20 pm - 5:10 pm Dollars and Cents: Making Community Solar Projects Financeable

Financing for community solar projects has come a long way in recent years, attracting more and more traditional lenders and tax equity investors that are becoming more comfortable with community solar as an asset class. But challenges remain as community solar expands to new York, particularly as developers and financiers grapple with the changing calculation of community solar compensation. This session will feature businesses and financiers that will describe their successes and challenges in making community solar projects financeable in New York, with a particular focus on efforts to refine the VDER value stack and market transition credit (MTC) for community solar projects in New York.

 

Workshop facilitated by SEIA & SEPA