(Times shown are Mountain Standard Time)
1-1:15 Welcome, virtual meet and greet.
1:15 - 1:45 Solar 101 – Doug Southard, Southard Solar - Introduction to basic solar, finance, and utility terminology. What is the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt-hour? How many solar panels does it take to power the average home?
2:00 - 2:30 Introduction to Solar Gardens - Joy Hughes, Solar Gardens Institute – Answers to basic solar gardens questions - What is a solar garden? How does it work? How can I start one in my area? How can the Solar Gardens Institute support your program?
2:45 - 3:15 Solar Gardens Policy – Peter Olmstead, Vote Solar – Overview of State and municipal legislation for solar gardens and the U.S. Federal SUN Act. Learn how to promote good community solar policy.
3:30-4:00 Solar Gardens Finance – Stanley Florek, Solar Gardens Institute - Tax and securities laws and their implications for community solar, advantages and disadvantages of cooperative and LLC models. Ownership, leasing, and power purchase agreements.
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