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Highlights of San Diego’s Solar Energy Week Conference Yesterday

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

San Diego’s Solar Energy Week Conference yesterday was well worth the trip down to sunny San Diego.  Held at the Mission Valley Marriott the conference is in its sixth year and attendance was high.

Highlights:

San Diego is leading the country in photovoltaic installations both residential and commercial.

Programs to watch:

P.A.C.E., Property Assessed Clean Energy, which is a bond where the proceeds that help commercial and residential property owners to finance energy efficiency improvements including photovoltaic installations.

AB-920: The California Solar Surplus Act of 2009.  This bill seeks to provide solar system owners to fair market value for the excess solar energy they generate each year.  Currently any excess solar energy generated each year is essentially given away to the utility which can then turn around and sell this energy at the full retail rate.

California Solar Initiative: The CSI incentive level for commercial and residential PV retrofits is currently at Step 5 which sets the incentive payment at $1.55 per watt.  This will shortly move to Step 6 which reduces the incentive payment to $1.10 per watt.

For new construction which use a different program, the New Solar Home Initiative, the incentive level is $2.50 per watt.

www.californiasolarstatistics.ca.gov A great website for statistics on photovoltaic installations in California Search by city, county, demographics.

Solar Energy Week – Sunday, Sept 27 through Saturday, Oct. 3 2009

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Solar Energy Week – Sunday, Sept 27 through Saturday, Oct. 3 2009

Solar Energy Week VideoJoin CCSE for the 5th annual Solar Energy Week, San Diego’s most comprehensive solar energy event and the kick-off event to California’s solar energy month. This week of events puts solar energy in the spotlight by bringing together San Diego residents with solar experts, suppliers and installers to explore the benefits of using sunlight for electricity and water heating.

The festivities kick off with an action-packed Family Solar Day at the beautiful Liberty Station in Point Loma on Sunday, Sept 27. The week continues with an all-day Solar Conference, a Commercial Solar Tour and the 10th annual San Diego Solar Homes Tour.

There are solar energy activities for everyone from families and kids to engineers and policymakers. Go Solar San Diego!

Solar Power International 2009 Show

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

October 27th-29th, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Ca.

  • North America’s largest business to business solar industry event
  • 900+ exhibitors and an exhibit hall that includes all solar technologies: PV, CSP, solar hot water, solar heating and cooling and solar pool heating
  • 25,000 + Attendees: sellers, buyers and stakeholders including manufacturers, integrators, installers, utilities, investors, builders, architects, large energy users and policymakers
  • 200+ Speakers, 65+ education sessions, two CEO panels and two keynotes
  • Education tracks on finance, policy, markets, technology, crosscutting and implementation/execution


Click here to for more details and to register

Solar Energy Week – Sunday, Sept 27 through Saturday, Oct. 3 2009

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Solar Energy Week – Sunday, Sept 27 through Saturday, Oct. 3 2009

Join CCSE for the 5th annual Solar Energy Week, San Diego’s most comprehensive solar energy event and the kick-off event to California’s solar energy month. This week of events puts solar energy in the spotlight by bringing together San Diego residents with solar experts, suppliers and installers to explore the benefits of using sunlight for electricity and water heating.

The festivities kick off with an action-packed Family Solar Day at the beautiful Liberty Station in Point Loma on Sunday, Sept 27. The week continues with an all-day Solar Conference, a Commercial Solar Tour and the 10th annual San Diego Solar Homes Tour.

There are solar energy activities for everyone from families and kids to engineers and policymakers. Go Solar San Diego!

SOLAR ENERGY WEEK 2009

What: 5th Annual Solar Energy Week
Solar energy activities for everyone from families and kids, to engineers and policy makers.

Our new Events Calendar

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Keep current on upcoming building industry, energy efficiency, green building, photovoltaic events, seminars, tradeshows, and workshops:

Events Calendar

Solar Power International 2009 Expo

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

The Solar Electric Power Association and Solar Energy Industries Association look forward to welcoming you to the year’s largest business to business solar event in North America. We expect 650+ exhibitors and more than 25,000+ attendees in Anaheim, California, October 27 – 29. With top-notch keynote addresses, 200+ speakers, more than 65 breakout sessions and dozens of optional workshops, this is the premier place for expanding your business opportunities and networking with the foremost members of the solar industry.

The industry has gained significant momentum in the U.S., especially with the recent eight-year extension of the solar investment tax credit and growing interest from electric utilities worldwide. With a new Administration and Congress committed to expanding renewable energy resources and protecting the environment, the U.S. is poised for continued growth of solar energy. And Solar Power International is where it all comes together, covering policy, finance, technology and market opportunities.

Expo Website

Custom Builder Symposium + Design Institute, November 6-8, San Diego, Ca

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The Custom Builder Symposium and the Design Institute for Builders have joined together for 2009 to create one conference event that provides education, resources and networkinig for custom builders, designers, architects, home technology professionals, remodelers, and others.  The redesigned event gives attendees the content of two conferences for the price and time committment of one.

Early bird registration for the conference ends Friday, August 21.

For complete details and to register visit www.nahb.org/Custom or call the office of the Registrar at 800-368-5242 x 8338

2009 International Builders Show

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

IBS will be held January 20-23, 2009, Tuesday – Friday, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 65th Annual Convention and Exposition will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors providing the latest and most innovative home building products and services. The Show also offers more than 250 educational sessions led by industry experts and notable business entrepreneurs.

Green California School Summit & Exposition

Friday, October 31st, 2008

December 8-10, 2008
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Summit Website

BIA, BIS show November 13 & 14, 2008 in Long Beach, Ca.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Building Industry Association of Southern California will be holding its BIS, Building Industry Show November 13 and 14 at the Long Beach Convention Center.