2019 West Virginia Solar Congress
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 West Virginia Solar Congress!
The West Virginia Solar Congress is a free annual public conference that brings together solar supporters from across the state to learn and discuss the current status and future of solar energy in the state. The day included a series of presentations about solar technology and policy topics as well as ways to get involved with growing solar in our local communities. The event concluded with a participatory open forum for all attendees to discuss priorities and opportunities for solar supporters in West Virginia in the coming year.
Introduction to Solar PV
- Learn the basics of solar PV technology and how to lower your energy costs by going solar. Join the Charleston-Huntington Solar Co-op and become a member of Solar United Neighbors.
Capturing the Solar Dollar: Sustainable economic development opportunities in West Virginia from investments in solar
- From locally-owned business and employment opportunities to large-scale corporate investment in our state, learn about the economic development opportunities solar can provide for West Virginia communities and residents.
Electric Vehicles and Driving on Sunshine: Turning light into light speed
- Electric cars and solar-powered homes have arrived in West Virginia. Learn more about joining these technologies together at your home.
Solar Policy Priorities for West Virginia
- Learn about pro-solar policies from around the country that would benefit West Virginia, including the West Virginians for Energy Freedom campaign to legalize power purchase agreements for on-site renewable energy generation facilities in the state.
Energy Efficiency for the Home and Business
- Energy efficiency in conjunction with renewable energy generation will compound savings, can minimize upfront system costs, and will improve the comfort of the home. In this presentation we will explain how energy efficiency bridges the gap between energy production and consumption while ensuring adequate indoor air quality and reduced reliance on the power grid.
Solar + Storage
- Energy storage is crucial to the widespread adoption of renewable energy. Residential and commercial energy storage systems are becoming more common and affordable. Find out how battery storage works and how it interacts with the energy produced from solar.