The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) hosts numerous events, webinars, and workshops to engage with the solar energy community, such as the recurring stakeholder webinar series and webinars focused on current funding opportunities or research areas

Learn more about the SETO Stakeholder Webinar series.

Upcoming Events and Webinars 

Aug. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. ET: Webinar: Advancing an Equitable Solar Workforce
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is hosting a webinar on the challenges and opportunities in equitable solar workforce development, efforts to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the solar industry, and potential ways for solar employers and labor unions to work together to ensure quality jobs and a stable workforce. SETO will share insights from its stakeholder engagement efforts and provide an update on workforce activities and funding, including the newly announced $10 million Advancing Equity Through Workforce Partnerships funding opportunity. The webinar will also feature presentations from speakers across DOE.
Aug. 17, 2-3:30 p.m. ET: Justice40 Kickoff
  • This virtual event will introduce how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) implements the Justice40 (J40) Initiative and announce its J40-covered programs, including those funded by the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It will feature representatives from across DOE, including the National Community Solar Partnership, highlighting how their programs are already working toward J40.
Aug. 18, 3-4 p.m. ET: Webinar: NCSP Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar
  • The Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar, a prize program hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP), will recognize community solar projects and programs that develop or employ best practices to increase equitable access to the meaningful benefits of community solar for subscribers and their communities. These meaningful benefits include energy burden reduction, low- and moderate-income household access, increased resilience, community ownership, and equitable workforce development. Up to $100,000 in prizes and a number of special recognition awards will be shared with prize winners. Please join NCSP to learn more about the prize program, the awards to be given, and how to nominate a community solar project or program for a Sunny Award.
    Aug. 25, 2-3 p.m. ET: Community Solar Resources for Multifamily Affordable Housing Providers
    • As part of an initiative to support Multifamily Affordable Housing (MFAH) providers in their efforts to accelerate deployment of community solar, the National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) convened a group of MFAH providers from across the United States to understand and address barriers. Project partners including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Urban Ingenuity, and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) facilitated peer exchange, provided technical assistance, and developed resources to support the sector more broadly. Join us for a webinar to explore these resources. MFAH providers, state and local agencies, and others working to advance equitable access to solar for residents of affordable housing are encouraged to attend.

    Past Events

    Find a complete list of past meetings and workshops here.