Strengthening the Solar Economy

Solar CellsThe tri-state region is on the cusp of being a national leader on solar energy. New Jersey is second only to California in installed solar capacity, Connecticut has just passed new solar legislation and New York is looking at new solar program options.

At the same time, there are barriers to implementing solar power on a wider scale in the region. Policy makers at the local and state level have yet to reach a consensus over how to finance and manage solar programs. To address these issues, RPA is convening leading solar thinkers on Wednesday, April 11, to discuss the economics behind various solar paths and which solar policies make the most sense for the region.

The event will feature panelists representing the full spectrum of the solar industry:

Fred Zalcman, managing director, regulatory affairs, SunEdison
Jim Torpey, director of market development, SunPower Corp.
Chris Raup, manager, state regulatory affairs, ConEdison
Christin Cifaldi, manager, clean energy deployment, Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment

Moderator: Jessie Feller, director, Energy Policy Program, RPA

A new report from RPA's energy policy program, in partnership with Natural Resources Defense Council and the Vote Solar Initiative, examining the state of solar in the tri-state region will be presented at the event.

Register here for the April 11 event.