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Three Concepts Selected As Focus Of SEPA's 51st State Summit On April 27 (4/16/15)

The Solar Electric Power Association will focus discussion at its 51st State Summit on Monday April 27 in San Diego on three concepts selected from a dozen submitted by individuals and organizations from across the energy industry. A panel of five energy leaders chose the submissions as representative of some of the most creative and thought-provoking ideas put forward in response to SEPA's challenge to take a 'clean slate' approach to designing a 21st century energy system.  >>

51st State Goes Live with New Visions for Energy System Change (3/27/15)

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) launched its 51st State Initiative last year as a broad challenge to re-imagine a 21st-century energy system from the ground up, as if for a hypothetical 51st state that has no rules, regulations or market structures in place.  >>

 

The 51st State
A Blank Slate for A New Energy Market

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Utility Solar Conference
April 27-29, 2015

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA  >>

Solar Integration Workshop
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA  >>

Utilities of the Future - Understanding Customers & Leveraging Solar
Thursday, May 28, 2015

11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
Estimated duration: 1 hour  >>

 

Solar Mainstream - April 2015

Critical Issues - Utilities, solar leasing and grind integration: Arizona's triple threat Solar Market Update - Merchant solar: Utility-scale without the PPAs Technology - Solar curtailment: inevitable or avoidable? Faces of Solar: City of Palo Alto Utilities: Going solar for a carbon-free future Industry Voices - The future of utilities: Finding 51 ways (at least) to transform the energy sector

Expanding Solar Access Through Utility-Led Community Solar

Utilities across the United States are taking a leading role in the spread of community solar projects aimed at expanding access to clean power for customers who, for a variety of reasons, may not want or be able to install solar panels on their roofs.

Utility Solar Market Trends Briefing

Last year was another in a string of perpetually high-growth years for solar deployment. More than 4.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity was installed at more than 140,000 locations in the U.S., bringing total capacity to 10.5 GW at 450,000 sites.