Solar United Neighbors of D.C. to hold Sixth Annual Solar Congress

By Nick Seymour on May 16, 2019

On June 1st, Solar United Neighbors of D.C. is holding the Sixth Annual D.C. Solar Congress to convene the District’s solar homeowners, experts, and activists. At the day-long congress, attendees and speakers will discuss the state of solar energy in our nation’s capital as well as topics such as Solar for All, a program of the Department of Energy and Environment, electric vehicles in the District, the basics of solar homeownership, and more. See the agenda below for full details about the day’s activities.

This year’s D.C. Solar Congress is being held at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and will go from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seats are filling up fast, so use the button below to secure your seat today!

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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 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.  Participatory Open Forum Discussion

3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closing remarks