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

October 26, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET: 3 GW and Growing: Trends in the Community Solar Market
  • Join the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to hear the latest on community solar deployment trends across the United States. The webinar will cover topics such as the financial value that residential community solar subscribers receive, the potential for community solar to be used to reduce consumers’ energy burden, and the policy and deployment status of programs targeting low- and moderate-income subscribers.
October 28, 2021, 12:00pm-2:30pm ET: Teaming Event for Solar Desalination Prize Round 2
  • Join the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) for the teaming event for Round 2 of the Solar Desalination Prize. Representatives from the 12 quarterfinalist teams will present their winning concepts and network with other teams, businesses and individuals looking to support them as they compete for the teaming contest prize. Attendees will hear from keynote guest speaker Gavin van Tonder, NEOM Water Sector Head, Shane Powers, SETO Technology Manager, and a representative from the International Desalination Association. 
November 3, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm ET: DOE and SEIA Cybersecurity Summit: Securing Our Solar Future Today
  • Join the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) for a half day webinar leading the discussion on the critical topic of cyber and supply chain security for our renewable energy sector.
November 8, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm ET: Solar Forecasting Prize Informational Webinar
  • Join the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to learn more about the structure, goals, and rules for the Solar Forecasting Prize, a competition for solar forecast providers to develop and potentially commercialize tools that predict how much energy solar power plants will need to generate, so grid operators can plan for and manage it.


​Find a complete list of past meetings and workshops here.