Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is hosting a convening for community-based organizations to introduce the National Community Solar Partnership’s tools to expand equitable solar deployment, including the new rolling technical assistance program. Guest speakers from the partnership will discuss how community-based organizations can leverage these resources to support community solar development.

Community-based and community-focused organizations are encouraged to attend this convening to become more familiar with the resources of the National Community Solar Partnership and build relationships with other organizations pursuing or supporting community solar project development.

Registration for this convening is limited to community-based and community-focused organizations, and spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you are not in one of these sectors and would like to participate, please reach out to

Agenda: Tools for Equitable Community Solar

Time [ET]



2:00–2:15 p.m.

Introduction and National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) Overview

NCSP program objectives and tools

Nicole Steele, SETO Senior Advisor for Equity and Workforce

Garrett Nilsen, SETO Acting Director

2:15–2:25 p.m.

Justice40 and Community Solar

Overview of Justice40 initiative and NCSP pilot

Shalanda Baker, Secretarial Advisor on Equity and Deputy Director for Energy Justice, DOE Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

2:25–2:30 p.m.

National Community Solar Partnership Network Resources

Overview of NCSP website and online community platform

Anna Balzer, SETO Solar Community Engagement Coordinator

2:30–2:35 p.m. ET

Partner Testimonial

NCSP Member

2:35–2:50 p.m.

Networking Breakout


2:50–2:55 p.m.



2:55–3:55 p.m.

Technical Assistance Program Overview

Program resources, application guidance, and technical assistance recipient panel

Greg Leventis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Technical assistance recipients

3:55–4:00 p.m.

Closing and Next Steps

Nicole Steele, SETO Senior Advisor for Equity and Workforce

Agenda is subject to change

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