WHAT: Ready for Commercial Lift-Off: U.S. Offshore Wind Joins Solar, Storage in Decarbonization Efforts
DATE: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
TIME: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
PRICE: $395 National SEIA/SEPA Members | $495 Non-members
When it comes to decarbonization, solar is only one piece of the puzzle. Comprehensive solutions require participation from across the renewable energy spectrum, including offshore wind. And today, the U.S. offshore wind industry is experiencing incredible momentum.
In 2016, the nation’s first offshore wind farm was commissioned off Block Island, Rhode Island, for a total of 30 MW of power. As of now, offshore wind projects totaling over 3,000 MW of capacity are contracted to provide electricity in eight states on the Eastern seaboard. Furthermore, the auction of three lease areas off the coast of Massachusetts in 2018 brought in more than $400 million alone!
With this market visibility, and ever-decreasing costs, the offshore wind industry is truly ready for commercial lift-off in the United States and provides yet another option to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint.
Attendees of this workshop will hear from leaders in the offshore wind sector, government officials, existing ocean users, environmental advocates, cross-sector allies, and other experts discuss the diverse opportunities and challenges of U.S. offshore wind development.
The 2020 National Electrical Code has been published and printed, and the adoption process is ongoing across the country. The 2020 NEC has significant changes that impact the fast-growing and rapidly-evolving PV and energy storage industries: learn about the major NEC changes in order to keep your system designs, permitting, and installations on track, and to keep up with the latest advancements in system safety.
This course will define and describe technical, business, policy in an effort to provide attendees with a fundamental understanding of the solar an energy storage industry. Following this course, attendees will be able to participate in industry conversations and understand the more advanced education programs available at the conference. Topics covered include:
1. Technical education focusing on the science, equipment, hardware and software technology that enable solar energy utilization at small and large scales.
2. Business education describing industry trends and stakeholders, historical deployment, market models, future market projections and forecasting.
3. Regulations and policies governing the industry nationwide and the role they play historically and today, as well as their effect on the growth of the industry.
4. An introduction to the energy storage technology and market trends and its relationship with the solar industry.