Solar 101: Overview of the Solar Landscape at RE+ 2023 (Additional Ticket Required)
Monday, September 11, 2023
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
Location: Titian 2301, Level 2, The Venetian
Presented by: Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Price: $450 SEIA/SEPA Members $550 Non-members
This Solar 101 program is designed to help you get the most out of the upcoming RE+ conference. Join industry experts for a full day workshop designed for those who are interested in a crash course on the basics of the solar marketplace. Whether you are brand new to the industry or are looking to learn more about other sectors, the workshop will provide a wide overview of all things solar. This 101 program will cover a wide range of topics, including market growth dynamics, policy developments, solar and storage technology, siting & permitting, and the challenges & opportunities ahead.
8:00 – 9:00 AM: Breakfast & Coffee 9:00 – 9:10 AM: Welcome & Intro to SEIA with Nathan Shepherd, Content & Programs Coordinator, SEIA 9:10 – 9:45 AM: Solar Technology with Shawn Rumery, Senior Director of Research 9:45 – 10:30 AM: Market Segmentation with Tyler Thompson, Research Analyst & Shawn Rumery, Senior Director of Research, SEIA 10:30 – 10:45 AM: Break 10:45 – 11:30 AM: Grid & Regulation 101 with Kevin Lucas, Senior Director of Utility Regulation & Policy, SEIA 11:30 – 12:00 PM: Regulatory Hurdles and Community Engagement with Ben Norris, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, SEIA 12:00 – 1:00 PM: lunch / networking 1:00 – 1:20 PM: Storage overview with Joan White, Director of Storage & Interconnection Policy, SEIA 1:20 – 1:50 PM: Policy overview with Charles Bolden, Senior Director of Congressional Affairs, SEIA 1:50 – 2:20 PM: Grassroots Advocacy & Creating Strategic Partnerships in the Solar Industry with Stephanie Zawistowski, Director, Grassroots Engagement & Political Organizing, SEIA 2:20 – 2:50 PM: Trade, Manufacturing, & Supply Chain in the Solar & Storage Industry with Stefan Abarbieritei, Trade & Manufacturing Manager, SEIA 2:50 – 3:05 PM: Break 3:05 – 3:25 PM: Cyber Security in the Solar & Storage Industry with Bheshaj Krishnappa, Director of Cybersecurity Policy & Reliability, SEIA 3:25 – 3:45 PM: Obstacles/solar permitting with Stephen Pope, Solar APP+ Outreach Manager, SEIA 3:45 – 4:15 PM: Workforce Development overview with Becky Long, Senior Program Manager, Workforce Development & Inclusion, SEIA 4:15 – 4:30 PM: Opportunities & What’s Next / Closing with Nathan Shepherd, Content & Programs Coordinator, SEIA