2019 D.C. Solar Congress
Join us for the 6th Annual D.C. Solar Congress!
Saturday, June 1
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20032
Solar homeowners, supporters, and experts from around the District will gather to discuss the state of solar and celebrate our victories from the past year!
The D.C. Solar Congress is a free public conference that brings together solar supporters from across D.C. to learn and discuss the current state and future for solar energy in the District. The day will include a series of presentations about solar technology and policy topics as well as ways to get involved with helping to grow solar in D.C.
Topics will include: solar 101 information session, DC’s Solar for All program, electric vehicles, de-mystifying solar, emerging D.C. solar policy initiatives, and much more! The event will conclude with a participatory open forum discussion for all attendees to discuss priorities and opportunities that solar supporters in D.C. should focus on in the coming year.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees! This event is FREE and open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.Whether you are a solar homeowner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in between – this event is for you!
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration, breakfast refreshments
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Welcome Remarks
10:25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Group picture
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presentations – Session 1
– Panel: D.C. Grid Modernization
The District is on a path to modernize our electric grid. Learn more about the Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) proceedings, and how modernizing the grid can help us reach the goals set out in the Clean Energy D.C. Act.
– Solar for All—Lessons Learned and the Future of the Program
The first round of innovation grants under Solar for All, a program of the Department of Energy and Environment, is coming to an end. Hear from grantees that have spent the last year and a half working on different strategies to help achieve the District’s ambitious goals on Solar for All. Learn what has worked and what has not worked. Panelists will also discuss what is next for the program and what we should expect for years two and three of Solar for All.
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and networking
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Presentations – Session 2
– The state of electric vehicles (EVs) in D.C.
The EV landscape is changing in the District. Learn what new and exciting policies are in effect in D.C. that make us a leader in electrified transportation.
– Solar 101
Learn about how solar works for a residential home—from the equipment, how it connects to your roof, warranties, incentives, and financing options.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Presentations – Session 3
– Solar Home Ownership Demystified
Hear from real solar homeowners on what it means to go solar. The panelists are all previous Solar for All participants who will discuss their experience with the program and how solar homeownership has benefited them.
– Residential Energy Storage
Heard all the hype about battery storage? Come learn about the equipment, the economics of it, and how it really works for a residential home.
3:00 to 3:50 – Participatory Open Forum Discussion
3:50 to 4:00 – Closing remarks