Winter Solar Webinar Series
MEO Executive Director John Kinch continues our series of conversations on solar and related technologies this winter, with three more experts providing their insights on the fast-changing world of clean energy.
The Detroit Solar Feasibility Study
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:00-10:45am (ET)
The City of Detroit has recently completed a comprehensive study of the challenges and opportunities for introducing more solar power in this comeback metropolis. Hear about the highlights of this unique project.
Nishaat Y. Killeen: Nishaat is the Project Manager in the Office of Sustainability in the City of Detroit, Office of the Mayor, and was one on a team of city staff and consultants to create the solar feasibility study.
The Grid: 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:00-10:45am (ET)
What is the current shape of our transmission and distribution grid? What upgrades are being made or need to be made in order to handle all the renewable energy being developed as we speak?
Gretchen Bakke, PhD, has literally written the book on The Grid. Subtitled “The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future,” Dr. Bakke’s book is learned, compelling, lively and enjoyable—as is she as a speaker.
Solar Plus Storage as Resiliency
Friday, December 13, 2019
How does solar plus storage create resiliency for communities—and what exactly is resiliency?
Seth Mullendore: Seth is vice president and project director for Clean Energy Group, overseeing projects ranging from customer-sited solar and battery storage to the replacement of power plants with clean technologies.
Download the presentation here or watch the webinar in full below.
Past Webinar Series
Catch up with our past solar webinar series below. We hope these informative webinars will interest local governmental officials, business owners and community members.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
MEO has helped to develop and launch two pioneering community solar projects in Michigan. As community solar continues to expand, it can take on a variety of models to fit a communities’ needs. Our final webinar offered insights into a few community solar- “like” models around the country.
Marta Tomic: Marta serves as Vote Solar’s Community Solar Program Director, working to expand community solar programs and best practices across the U.S. through advocacy and policy initiatives.
Our second webinar covered updates and discussion on changes in solar laws, from the state to the local level.
Margrethe Kearney: Margrethe is an attorney for the Environmental Law & Policy Center and has been a tireless advocate for clean energy in Michigan both at the legislature and the Michigan Public Service Commission.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Siting—that is, locating—solar is a critical aspect of developing a solar project, whether it is residential, commercial, community solar or utility scale.
Brian Maillet: In his career in solar development, Brian has brought online more than 100 megawatts of solar across the country and recently, in the past four years, over 15 megawatts in the Midwest.