2016 West Virginia Solar Congress

Solar supporters traveled from across the state to attend the first West Virginia Solar Congress.

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, more than 70 solar supporters came together in Morgantown for the first West Virginia Solar Congress.

The Solar Congress brought together our state’s solar advocates, co-op members, nonprofits, policy makers, and professionals to discuss solar in West Virginia. There were morning and afternoon breakout sessions as well as a large-group discussion forum. A happy-hour reception followed. Read more about the 2016 West Virginia Solar Congress here.

Breakout session presentations

Third-Party Financing for Solar
Colin Williams, Mountain View Solar

Renewable Portfolio Standards: Past, Present, and Future
Jim Kotcon, West Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club

Citizen Lobbying
Karan Ireland, WV SUN

Community Solar
James van Nostrand, Center for Energy and Sustainable Development

The True Value of  Solar: Designing Policies to Ensure Fair Competition for Solar Producers
Dan Conant, Solar Holler

Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Emmett Pepper, Energy Efficient West Virginia