2018 D.C. Solar Congress
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Doors open, registration (coffee & breakfast provided)
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
– Overview of the state of solar in D.C.
10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presentations – Session 1
– Solar 101 Information Session
Learn how solar works for a residential home from the equipment, how it connects to your roof, warranties, incentives, and financing options.
– Solar Energy, Equity, and Health
Solar power brings economic benefits to those who can participate but it does so much more. Find out why solar equity is important and how communities broadly benefit from its expansion.
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Presentations – Session 2
– Solar For All: How we got here and what’s next
The District has an ambitious plan to reduce low-to-moderate income residents’ cost of energy across the city and make solar accessible to everyone. Find out what’s happening and what’s on the horizon.
– Battery storage for residential homes
Heard all the hype about battery storage? Come learn about the equipment, economics of it, and how it really works for a residential home.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and informal networking
– Lunchtime brownbag session on Electric Vehicles at 1:00 p.m.
1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Presentations – Session 3
– Solar For All: Stories from the frontlines
The District has an ambitious plan to reduce low-to-moderate income residents’ cost of energy across the city and make solar accessible to everyone. Hear from organizations on the frontlines, making it happen.
– Grid modernization for the District
The city’s grid is undergoing a transformation before our eyes with expanding solar generation, increased energy efficiency, electric vehicle infrastructure, and more. Where’s all this headed?
2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Participatory Open Forum Discussion
Open discussion on the future of solar in D.C., including opportunities to get involved with helping to grow the solar movement across the District.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Post-Solar Congress Happy Hour (Location TBD)
This event is FREE and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! Whether you are a solar homeowner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in between—this event is for you!
We hope to see you there!
Program Director, Solar United Neighbors of D.C.