2019 Maryland Solar Congress

Solar supporters from across Maryland joined together for the 2018 Maryland Solar Congress!

Solar supporters from across Maryland joined together for the 2018 Maryland Solar Congress!

Join us for the 2019 Maryland Solar Congress!

Solar experts, activists, homeowners, and supporters from all over the state of Maryland will be converging in Rockville this September. We’ll discuss the state of solar in Maryland in 2019 and celebrate the progress our movement has made so far. Stay tuned on this page for a full agenda. See below for full details and to RSVP today!

2019 Maryland Solar Congress

Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Homer S. Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education (GITE)
1264-1398 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

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Agenda

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Doors open, registration, breakfast (provided)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Welcome remarks: The State of Solar in Maryland

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Presentations (Session 1)

  •     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.
  •     Community Solar 101
    Learn about Community Solar and how it can enable individuals, businesses, or organizations to purchase or lease a “share” in a community solar project.

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Presentations (Session 2)

  •     Zoning Laws and Grassroots Advocacy
    We will be discussing the recent changes in statewide zoning laws, and what they mean for the future of solar. We will also be talking about how you can get involved with the Solar United Neighbors Advocacy Team to fight for your solar rights!
  •     Solar 201 – Battery Storage and Electric Vehicles
    Technology is advancing every day. In this discussion, we will break down the new solar-adjacent technologies, and discuss how they integrate with distributed electricity generation.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch (provided), Electric vehicle showcase

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1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. – Presentations (Session 3)

  •     Solar Homeowner Panel
    Hear from real solar homeowners on what it means to go solar. The panelists are all solar homeowners who will discuss their experience with Solar United Neighbors, and how solar homeownership has benefited them.
  •     Solar Democracy and Equity Collaborative
    Solar United Neighbors is now a part of the Solar Democracy and Equity Collaborative. This group is made up of 6 pro-solar organizations working to expand access to solar for low and moderate income communities. We will discuss the collaborative and how Solar United Neighbors will be participating.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Participatory Open Forum Discussion

We will re-convene at the end of the day to discuss themes, insights, and questions from the day. During this discussion, we will have staff members available to provide individualized support for solar-related issues and questions.

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Closing remarks

 

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