Agenda

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

Agenda

time iconMay 20, 2024 11:00 am

Exhibitor Setup

Rooms 25-30
time iconMay 20, 2024 01:00 pm

SolarEdge VIP Tech Fair at the Midwest Solar Expo

Room 1, First Floor

LIVE demonstrations of:

  • NEW TerraMax 330kW Inverter, H1300 Power Optimizer and the new light-weight Solargik tracker.
  • The latest Inverters with Synergy Technology and S-Series Optimizers.
  • SolarEdge software including Designer and the NEW SolarEdge ONE controls and monitoring platform.
  • The latest on UL3741 code standards bringing you MORE safety.

Refreshments served. The SolarEdge Senior Tech Team is looking forward to hosting you.

time iconMay 20, 2024 03:00 pm

Registration Open

Registration Area - 2nd Floor
time iconMay 20, 2024 03:30 pm

PANEL: Workforce Development - Growing and Supporting MWBE Solar Businesses: Partnerships, Incentives, and Considerations for Seamless Industry Growth

speaker headshot Elbert Walters, III
Executive Director, Powering Chicago
speaker headshot Shon Harris
President and EEC, Livewire Construction
speaker headshot Robert Wallace
President, 548 Energy Solutions
speaker headshot Chris Garza
Owner, Staylitt Electric
speaker headshot Ellen Barlas
Associate Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Breakout Room 24

How are federal and state programs incentivizing and supporting the growth of MWBE solar businesses across the spectrum of the industry.  Finding partners in Solar Development:  Considerations, qualifications and components to ensure a seamless installation and mutually beneficial partnership. (more to come)

time iconMay 20, 2024 04:30 pm

PRESENTATION: Workforce Development - The Value of Renewable Energy Apprenticeship Programs for Job Seekers and Employers

speaker headshot Gene Kent
Executive Director, IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (IN-Tech)
Breakout Room 24

Hear from a member of the first cohort of United States Department of Labor's appointed Apprentice Ambassadors about the critical role apprenticeship programs play in the Midwest's transition to clean energy. This session, led by Gene Kent, Executive Director of the IBEW 134/NECA Technical Institute in Chicago, will present why apprenticeship programs are the best route for job-seekers and employers.  Kent will highlight the value of a successful apprenticeship program, how it prepares a qualified workforce, and why the training is critical for the renewable energy industries.  

time iconMay 20, 2024 05:00 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: Workforce Development - Advancing Equity in Clean Energy

speaker headshot Bob Hattier
Executive Director, Illinois IBEW Renewable Energy Fund
speaker headshot Marion Jones
VP, Workforce Development & DEI Engagement, Nexamp
speaker headshot Robert Wallace
President, 548 Energy Solutions
speaker headshot Emmitt Muckles
Program Manager for Operations Training and Technical Support Consultant, Omnidian
speaker headshot Jonathan Jones
Director of Diversity, Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council
Breakout Room 24

Join us for an inspiring discussion with local clean energy leaders as we shed light on opportunities to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Companies will share their experiences and insights on how to identify and dismantle barriers, provide access and education, and amplify marginalized voices along the path to an equitable, just and renewable energy future. Bring your questions and perspectives to add to this timely, solutions-oriented fireside chat!

time iconMay 20, 2024 06:30 pm

NETWORKING: Opening Reception

Open Area behind Registration (South Lobby)

Meet up with old friends, chat with new ones, and enjoy drinks and snacks! Sponsored by Trajectory Energy Partners and Solar Simplified.

time iconMay 21, 2024 07:00 am

Registration Open

Registration Area - 2nd Floor
time iconMay 21, 2024 07:30 am

The Powering Chicago Breakfast

Rooms 31-34

Enjoy breakfast sponsored by Powering Chicago

time iconMay 21, 2024 08:45 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: A Cross-Cultural Conversation with Mary Powell: How the Consumer-led Revolution is Changing the Narrative within the Modern Utility

speaker headshot Mary Powell
CEO, Sunrun
speaker headshot Nico Johnson
Founder, SunCast Media
Main Stage

In an interview with Mary Powell, CEO of Sunrun, and Nico Johnson, Founder of SunCast Media

time iconMay 21, 2024 09:00 am

EXHIBITION OPEN

Rooms 25-30
time iconMay 21, 2024 09:00 am

TRAINING: Energy Storage Fundamentals (PV 451)

speaker headshot Nick Matthes
Project Manager, Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Breakout Room 24

This one-hour course details the fundamental components and aspects of energy storage systems (ESS) and solar plus storage (SPS) systems. Participants will explore the different aspects of varying forms of energy storage; defining and differentiating between DC and AC coupled SPS systems; and discuss some of the latest and greatest innovations in energy storage technologies.

1 NABCEP Credit

time iconMay 21, 2024 09:15 am

Exhibitors Speak

Main Stage

Each exhibitor gets to speak from the Main Stage for one-minute

time iconMay 21, 2024 10:00 am

FEATURED INTERVIEW: The Devils in the Details: Implementing Illinois Energy Laws

speaker headshot John Delurey
Senior Midwest Director, Vote Solar
speaker headshot Brian Granahan
Acting Director, Illinois Power Agency
Main Stage

An interview with Brian Granahan, Acting Director, Illinois Power Agency, and John Delurey, Senior Midwest Director, Vote Solar.


time iconMay 21, 2024 10:00 am

FIRESIDE CHAT: How Community Microgrids Can Accelerate the Energy Transition

speaker headshot Andrew Hughes
Director of Business Development, Scale Microgrids
speaker headshot Tim Montague
Host, Clean Power Hour / Clean Power Consulting Group
Breakout Room 24

The transition to renewable energy is constrained by outdated electricity infrastructure. But community-scale microgrids offer a solution. By decentralizing power generation and utilizing solar, storage and advanced controls locally, microgrids can accelerate decarbonization and improve resilience. In this talk, the Clean Coalition shares how they are partnering with utilities and communities in California and New York to develop innovative multi-megawatt microgrids. These projects provide utilities with appealing alternatives to traditional grid investments, enabling faster integration of renewables while serving community needs. Learn how microgrids can catalyze the modern, renewable grid we need.

time iconMay 21, 2024 10:30 am

AM Coffee Break

Expo Hall
time iconMay 21, 2024 11:00 am

QUICK TALK: Speeding up Land Acquisition with a SaaS for Site Due Diligence

speaker headshot Monroe Jett
Founder & CEO, Title Leader
Breakout Room 24

How developers can speed up site identification and acquisition by weeks or months with SaaS for title work. Get your land/title team flying and remove their 5 biggest delays and scale the entire process. 

time iconMay 21, 2024 11:00 am

PRESENTATION: Federal Deep Dive - IRA 101

speaker headshot Garrett Nilsen
Deputy Director of SETO, US Department of Energy
Main Stage

The Inflation Reduction Act was the single biggest investment in climate action the world has ever seen. Some of that funding is targeted at clean energy deployment - to help you all put steel in the ground and panels on roofs - through tax credits and targeted incentives. Some of that funding is yet to come, via programs like the $27b Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund that will soon be launched. This presentation will discuss the state of the Inflation Reduction Act at this pivotal moment and what it means for your work.

time iconMay 21, 2024 11:30 am

QUICK TALK: Federal Deep Dive - Green Banksy: Preparing for the $27b Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

speaker headshot Chris Meister
Executive Director, Illinois Finance Authority/Climate Bank
Main Stage

Over the next year, $27b will be heading to state and regional entities to deploy equitable clean energy. This includes $7b through the Solar for All program specifically targeting solar savings for income-qualified families. The other $20b is designed to catalyze a network of "green bank" entities that could drastically change the landscape of clean energy financing. Enjoy this crash course on all things green bank.

time iconMay 21, 2024 11:40 am

QUICK TALK: The importance of Recycling, Challenges and Opportunities for Solar Development and the Clean Energy TransitioC

speaker headshot Michelle Shiu
Performance Engineer, Sol Systems
Breakout Room 24

How developers and asset owners can invest in circularity and build recycling into the project life cycle.

time iconMay 21, 2024 11:55 am

QUICK TALK: Federal Deep Dive - Stacking Value: Maximizing the ITC in a Post-IRA World

speaker headshot Dr. Elke Hodson
Deputy Director of Technology Policy, US Department of Energy
Main Stage

Energy communities. Domestic content. Prevailing wage. The Investment Tax Credit is no longer a binary option, but a spectrum of value that your projects can capture through additional commitments - or just sheer luck. We'll hear from those who know the full value of the ITC best - prepare to walk away with insights about how the Departments of Treasury and Energy will guide the ITC forward.

time iconMay 21, 2024 12:00 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: How Interconnection Policies at the IOUs are Helping or Hindering the Roll-out of DG in the Midwest

speaker headshot Samantha Weaver
Sr. Director of Interconnection & Grid Integration Policy, Coalition for Community Solar Access
speaker headshot Scott Vogt
VP of Strategy and Energy Policy, ComEd
speaker headshot Tim Polz
CDO, SunVest Solar
Breakout Room 24

What are some case studies of Midwestern utilities that have progressive, DG-friendly interconnection processes versus those that have more barriers in place? It may advocate policy changes at the state public utility commission or regulatory levels to encourage simpler, faster DG interconnections in this region.

time iconMay 21, 2024 12:15 pm

QUICK TALK: Federal Deep Dive - The Alpha and the LPOmega: How to tap into DOE's $100b+ for Deployment Financing

speaker headshot Kate Howling
Sr. Advisor, US Department of Energy LPO
Main Stage

Forget everything you think you know about the Department of Energy (DOE) – It's no longer just Research and Development and tomorrow's concepts. DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) is at the forefront of the Department’s efforts to accelerate clean energy deployment, with an additional $100b in loans and loan guarantees available through the Inflation Reduction Act. Learn what makes a project a good fit for LPO and how to get started with a pre-application consultation.

time iconMay 21, 2024 12:30 pm

SunVest Solar/ReThink Electric Lunch

Rooms 31-34

Enjoy lunch sponsored by SunVest Solar and ReThink Electric.

time iconMay 21, 2024 01:15 pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Raghu Belur, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Enphase Energy

speaker headshot Nico Johnson
Founder, SunCast Media
speaker headshot Raghu Belur
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Enphase Energy
Main Stage

In an interview with Nico Johnson of SunCast Media, Raghu and Nico will discuss whether home electrification is inevitable, so how do you get more of the pie?

time iconMay 21, 2024 02:00 pm

PANEL: Upcoming Legislation in the Midwest

speaker headshot Amy Heart
Vice President of Public Policy, Sunrun
speaker headshot Matthew Van Arkel
Business Development Lead, New Leaf Energy
speaker headshot Kevin Borgia
VP of External Affairs and Policy, SunVest Solar
speaker headshot Carlo Cavallaro
Midwest Regional Director, Coalition for Community Solar Access
speaker headshot John Delurey
Senior Midwest Director, Vote Solar
Main Stage

Will PPAs ever be legal in Wisconsin? What is happening to net metering in Illinois? Come listen to our expert panel talk about legislative wins, losses, and what policy is on the horizon across a variety of market segments from residential to utility-scale solar. 

time iconMay 21, 2024 02:00 pm

PANEL: Extreme weather events: What happens before, during, and after the storm?

speaker headshot Ameer Abuhamdeh
Innovation Engineer of Product Development, Terrasmart
speaker headshot Bobby McFadden
Underwriter, kWh Analytics
speaker headshot Molly Brown
EVP of Corporate Strategy, GenPro Energy Development
speaker headshot Michael Cosgrave
Principal, Renewable Energy Risk Manager, Renewable Guard
speaker headshot Susie Martin
President, Praedictix
Breakout Room 24

A perspective from the Scottsbluff, NE solar project that hit the national news in June of 2023. Before: Best practices during O&M activities that can prevent damage. During: Weather prediction and DAS communications. After: What is the process to get a storm back online and how long does it take? 

time iconMay 21, 2024 03:00 pm

PANEL: Five-year Forecast for the Growth of Community Solar in the Midwest

speaker headshot Aviv Shalgi
CEO, Solar Simplified
speaker headshot David Okuwobi
Business Development Director, Nautilus Solar
speaker headshot Eric Pasi
CEO, Enterprise Energy
speaker headshot Jon Roberts
Vice President of Development, Soltage
speaker headshot Leslie Elder
VP of Political & Regulatory Affairs, Summit Ridge Energy
Main Stage

Community solar markets continue to evolve and grow across the Midwest. Several states have good legislation brewing - what do developers and stakeholders predict for Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and other markets that are now playing catch up to Illinois and Minnesota who are stepping on the gas with their already robust CS programs. Get the skinny on the five-year outlook from community solar experts.

time iconMay 21, 2024 03:00 pm

PANEL: Rooftop Rumbles: Tailwinds and Tailspins in Residential Solar

speaker headshot Michelle Knox
Owner, WindSolar USA
speaker headshot Bejeray Morrison
Solar For All Program Manager, Sunrun
speaker headshot Josh Lutton
Founder and President, Certasun
speaker headshot Chris Thompson
VP of Product and Technical Marketing, SolarEdge
Breakout Room 24

Wood MacKenzie and SEIA predict that 2024 will see the first dip in new residential solar capacity since 2017. People who bet against solar often lose their lunch money. Still, there are rumbles in the foundation, especially in big solar states like California. What's behind the figures? What are people experiencing across the residential industry? And which Midwest states hold promise for a brighter residential future?

time iconMay 21, 2024 03:45 pm

PM Break

Expo Hall
time iconMay 21, 2024 04:00 pm

WORKSHOP: ComEd's Solar Acceleration Summit

speaker headshot Dan Gabel
Director, Project and Contract Management, ComEd
speaker headshot Scott Vogt
VP of Strategy and Energy Policy, ComEd
Main Stage

ComEd will lead an open dialogue with solar developers and other renewable energy stakeholders focused on accelerating the construction and energization of commercial and industrial customer projects, and community solar. Participants will have a unique opportunity to discuss their most significant challenges, collaborate on potential solutions, and identify ways that ComEd and other entities can facilitate rapid expansion of large solar in northern Illinois. Topics may include but are not limited to workforce and construction resources; supply chain; financial commitments and constraints; incentive terms; permitting; and other issues impacting project execution.


ComEd will be offering the same session outside of the MWSE in their usual format in the near future. Watch for their communication.


Sponsored by ComEd


time iconMay 21, 2024 04:15 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: Signal from ILlinoise: CEJA Updates

speaker headshot Brad Klein
Senior Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Center
speaker headshot William Kenworthy
Regulatory Director, Midwest, Vote Solar
Breakout Room 24

Long gone are the formula rates that ComEd and Ameren relied on for rubber stamped grid upgrades. Thanks to CEJA's grid planning and rate case policies, we now have real insights into how we can build the equitable clean energy grid in a way that prepares for electrification and ubiquitous distributed generation. Come learn how this dovetails with the future of NEM and the ability to electrify everything.

time iconMay 21, 2024 05:15 pm

NETWORKING: TurningPoint Energy Happy Hour & Renewable Energy Evolution Games

South Lobby

Enjoy drinks, games and fun, sponsored by TurningPoint Energy and Renewable Energy Evolution

Join the Renewable Energy Evolution Air Hockey Tournament

time iconMay 21, 2024 07:00 pm

NETWORKING: Renewables UnWind Party

Pete's Tiki Tiki

Hosted by EnergeiaWorks. This event will take place at Pete's Tiki Tiki, 5510 Park Place, Suite B, Rosemont, IL. It's a 10-minute walk from the venue, or 3 minute drive.

The event is free, but you need to register here and use this password: RUWChicago

This event is open to everyone in the solar and clean energy industry, not just those attending the Midwest Solar Expo. Have fun!

time iconMay 22, 2024 07:30 am

Registration Open

Registration Area - 2nd Floor
time iconMay 22, 2024 08:00 am

Breakfast

Rooms 31-34
time iconMay 22, 2024 09:00 am

EXHIBITION OPEN

Rooms 25-30
time iconMay 22, 2024 09:00 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Art Fletcher, EVP Global Sourcing, Invenergy

speaker headshot Art Fletcher
EVP - Global Sourcing, Invenergy
speaker headshot Tim Montague
Host, Clean Power Hour / Clean Power Consulting Group
Main Stage

Art Fletcher, the EVP of Global Sourcing at Invenergy, and Tim Montague, President, Clean Power Hour will discuss onshoring solar supply chain

time iconMay 22, 2024 09:30 am

QUICK TALKS: State of the States - Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin

speaker headshot Lesley McCain
Executive Director, Illinois Solar Energy & Storage Association (ISEA)
speaker headshot Logan OGrady
Executive Director, MnSEIA
speaker headshot Rep. Rachel Hood
Michigan State Representative, 81st House District
speaker headshot Sam Dunaiski
Executive Director, RENEW Wisconsin
Main Stage

Meet the people in the room where it happens. In four Quick Talks, each speaker will give a crosscut of the policy landscape and dynamics in their state and, if we're lucky, peer into the political crystal ball to tell us what lies ahead.

time iconMay 22, 2024 09:30 am

FIRESIDE CHAT: Designing and Building Landfill Solar Projects

speaker headshot Brian Maillet
Founder and CEO, Renewable Energy Evolution
speaker headshot Colleen Kokas
Sr. Director of Real Estate and Redevelopment, AC Power
speaker headshot Tim Montague
Host, Clean Power Hour / Clean Power Consulting Group
speaker headshot Bryan Keyt
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Breakout Room 24

Brownfield to Brightfield projects are an important piece of the clean energy transition plan, with huge amounts of potential land that is ready for development across the country. These unique projects offer win-win-win solutions that benefit local communities, landowners, and the environment. Join us as we hear success stories, key learnings, and how it differs from greenfield project development.

time iconMay 22, 2024 10:15 am

QUICK TALK: Proactive VS. Reactive Environmental Compliance in the Utility Scale Solar Industry

speaker headshot Donovan Wilczynski
Director, Construction Services, KERAMIDA
Breakout Room 24

By proactively identifying and addressing potential environmental impacts before they escalate, companies can mitigate risks and minimize adverse effects on ecosystems. This approach not only enhances regulatory adherence but also cultivates a positive public image, demonstrating a commitment to environmental stewardship. Embracing a forward-thinking environmental compliance strategy safeguards natural ecosystems and positions solar projects as environmentally responsible contributors to the global shift towards renewable energy, garnering support from stakeholders and communities alike. During this session we’ll discuss how the proactive approach to environmental compliance leads to long-term success and positive environmental impact of utility-scale solar installations.

time iconMay 22, 2024 10:30 am

AM Coffee Break

Expo Hall
time iconMay 22, 2024 11:00 am

FIRESIDE CHAT: Storage + Solar in the Midwest: Can Storage Improve Project Economics?

speaker headshot David Braun
Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Intelligent Generation
speaker headshot Harvey Cohen
Vice President, Magid Glove and Safety Manufacturing Co
Main Stage

Learn how energy storage improves financial returns on solar projects. In-depth updates on the available incentives and how to leverage behind-the-meter solar+energy storage systems to reduce costs, earn revenue from providing grid services, protect your operation from outages, and provide environmental benefits.  Case studies from existing successful Midwest projects.  

time iconMay 22, 2024 11:00 am

FIRESIDE CHAT: The Future of Net Metering in the Midwest

speaker headshot Sterling Clifford
Manager -- Government Affairs, Sunnova Energy
speaker headshot John Albers
Director, Advanced Energy United
Breakout Room 24

This session focuses on the challenges and implications of restrictions imposed on net metering in California. It explores how these limitations can have a broader impact on the solar industry across different states, examining the interconnected dynamics and potential consequences for solar development.

time iconMay 22, 2024 11:45 am

QUICK TALK: Opportunities for Clean, Reliable, Affordable Power in Rural America

speaker headshot Administrator Andy Berke
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service
Main Stage

Hear from USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Andy Berke as he discusses the work being conducted by his agency to deploy renewable energy across rural America. The Rural Utilities Service has nearly $11 billion in funding through the Inflation Reduction Act to administer two transformative programs, the Powering Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) Program and the Empowering Rural America (New ERA) Program. Administrator Berke will provide updates on both programs and talk about how this funding intersects with the solar community and provides new opportunities for clean energy in rural America.

time iconMay 22, 2024 12:00 pm

Lunch

Rooms 31-34
time iconMay 22, 2024 12:45 pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Berger, CEO, Sunnova discusses the Dynamics of Solar in the Capital Markets - What don't we u\Understand?

speaker headshot Nico Johnson
Founder, SunCast Media
speaker headshot John Berger
CEO, Sunnova
Main Stage

All equities are down, and working capital is scarce, but why? And how long will it take to recover?

John Berger, CEO of Sunnova Energy, in an interview with Nico Johnson, Founder of SunCast Meda

time iconMay 22, 2024 01:15 pm

PANEL: Beyond the Hype: Leveraging AI to Lower Solar Soft Costs

speaker headshot Ariel Toron
Chief Revenue Officer, enSights
speaker headshot Lewis Butler
Senior Account Executive, TotalEnergies
speaker headshot Emmitt Muckles
Program Manager for Operations Training and Technical Support Consultant, Omnidian
speaker headshot Scott Nguyen
Co-Founder and CEO, Bodhi
speaker headshot Peter Iles
Senior Engineering Manager, Aurora Solar
Main Stage

Is AI really revolutionary? This panel discussion explores practical AI applications already lowering solar soft costs—from automated lead gen conversations to machine learning for production modeling. Learn how solar companies can harness AI, without the hype, to accelerate real business growth.

time iconMay 22, 2024 01:15 pm

PANEL: How Tax Credit Transferability is Reshaping Investment in Renewables

speaker headshot Philippe Hartley
Founder and CEO, CleanFi
speaker headshot Jackie Chambers
CIO, New Energy Equity
speaker headshot Matt Volkov
Vice President, Marathon Capital
speaker headshot Marc Palmer
Founder & CEO, Conductor Solar
Breakout Room 24

Tax Credit Transferability: Is investing in renewables getting easier? Will transferability revolutionize all project financing? Learn about how the market is growing and what advances have been made possible because of the Inflation Reduction Act. 

time iconMay 22, 2024 02:15 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: Gaining Ground: Building Community Trust to Overcome Solar Opposition

speaker headshot Natasha Healey
CEO, Bantam Communications
speaker headshot Josh Libby
Director of Operations - Renewables, Day & Zimmermann
speaker headshot Jon Carson
Founder and Managing Partner, Trajectory Energy Partners
Main Stage

By proactively educating, listening, and partnering with local communities, solar developers can counter misinformation, address concerns, and gain public support for renewable energy projects. This talk explores best practices for stakeholder engagement, trust building, and messaging to tackle NIMBYism.

time iconMay 22, 2024 02:15 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: Opportunities and Challenges in the Midwest for Agrivoltaics and Dual-use Solar

speaker headshot Dan French
Founder & Executive Producer, Solar Farm Summit
speaker headshot Brianna Fiorillo
Policy & Strategy Manager, Midwest, Lightstar
speaker headshot Colleen Hollinger
Director, Business and Industry Development, Natural Resource Services
Breakout Room 24

Developers and asset owners are starting to integrate agrivoltaics and dual-use solar into their solar projects in the Midwest. What are the opportunities and challenges, what’s working and what’s not? From sheep grazing to strawberry farming the dual-use applications for solar farms is manifold and potentially an important public relations angle with rural farming communities who are increasingly pushing back against solar farm development. 

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time iconMay 22, 2024 02:55 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: Deploying Solar Energy for Multifamily Housing

speaker headshot Katie Crowe
SVP, Client Executive, Marsh
speaker headshot Austin Carr
Founder & President, Greenlink Energy Solutions, Inc.
Main Stage

A discussion on different types of projects for multifamily housing. From behind-the-meter to community solar, what project structures make the most sense and where? What are the different challenges faced with new development vs. existing facilities?

time iconMay 22, 2024 02:55 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: Supercharging Solar for All

speaker headshot Jon Carson
Founder and Managing Partner, Trajectory Energy Partners
speaker headshot Sandhya Murali
Co-Founder & COO, Solstice
Breakout Room 24

Every Midwestern state applied for federal Solar for All funding to accelerate solar savings for income-qualified communities. Only two states have existing programs dedicated to fostering income-qualified solar: Illinois and Minnesota. We'll ask our experts to compare these two programs and even dare them to dream what a perfect program or policy looks like. When the federal Solar for All tap turns on this summer, we must ensure that it's pointed in the right direction.

time iconMay 22, 2024 03:30 pm

QUICK TALK: It's Time to Tackle Domestic Content: When will we get there?

speaker headshot Angela Lisi
Senior Regional Sales Manager, Heliene
Main Stage

As federal funding from both the Infrastructure Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) begins to get released, domestic content requirements have had very different definitions from various federal agencies. How do we navigate requirements, who are the first manufacturers making big moves Stateside, and what will domestic content do to construction costs?

time iconMay 22, 2024 04:00 pm

Conference and Exhibition End