Peer Learning

Solar Market Pathways: 2016

Boston, MA | June 7-8, 2016

Peer Learning Recap

The Solar Market Pathways Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy was designed and delivered for solar and sustainability practitioners across the country that have received grants from the Solar Market Pathways initiative — part of the U.S. Department of Energy‘s SunShot Initiative. This workshop brought together the 14 awardee teams working for the Solar Market Pathways to develop strategies that expand solar electricity use for residential, community and commercial properties across the country.

Presenters, Advisors, and Staff:

Sara Baldwin Auck, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Elliott Bent, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Dan Chwastyk, SEPA
Ted Davidovich, SEPA
David Feldman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Vito Greco, Elevate Energy
Erica Helson, CUNY
David Hill, VEIC
Cory Honeyman, GTM Research
Josh Huneycutt, DOE
Nick Hylla, MREA
John Kennedy, National Grid
Warren Leon, Clean Energy States Alliance
Erica Schroeder McConnell, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP
Katrina Morton, CSE
Seth Mullendore, CEG
Alexandra Patey, CSE
Bret Pence, Ecolibrium3
Debra Perry, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power Corporation
John Powers, Extensible Energy
Karl Rábago, Pace Energy & Climate Center
Emerson Reiter, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Larry Sherwood, IREC
Travis Simpkins, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Sky Stanfield, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP
Elaine Ulrich, U.S. Department of Energy
Tommy Vitolo, Synapse Energy Economics
Alex Winn The Solar Foundation
Sarah Wright, Utah Clean Energy


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Slides from Debra Perry's introductory remarks.

Presentation Date: June 7, 2016
Presenter: Debra Perry, Program Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities

Slides from Elaine Ulrich's presentation: Balance of Systems/Soft Costs.

Slides from Alex Winn's presentation: SolSmart: At a Glance.

Slides from Emerson Reiter's presentation: Grid Transparency: Rationale and Examples.