Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Changing State Solar Policies and
the Impacts on Affordable Housing
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Next year’s new Energy Code requires solar panels and batteries on all affordable housing, no matter the buildings’ height, with one exception—a Zero Net Energy solar array (about 2x larger than Code minimum) negates the mandate for batteries.

At the same time the CPUC is proposing to raise fees and lower payments for installing solar arrays, arguing the current rates paid to solar homes impose a financial cost to non-solarized homes. 

Come hear an informational debate by experts across the spectrum of opinions on the topic, with details on impacts/benefits to low income households, and how the CPUC policies may affect affect affordable housing financing, design and competitive scoring strategies for funding. 
Complementary, member
$25, non-member
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A generous Q and A session will follow the formal presentations.
CTCAC Advisor with Stone Energy Associates

Speaker: Nehemiah Stone

Nehemiah has advised CTCAC on green building measures for nearly 20 years, particularly incentives for solar power, and is a tireless advocate for policies that benefit affordable housing. 
Managing Partner of Redwood Energy

Speaker: Sean Armstrong

Sean has led the energy design on more than 10,000 affordable housing residences, almost all of them “Zero Net Energy,” and uses the California Utility Allowance Calculator (CUAC) to net developments a 5% larger Permanent Loan. 
Executive Director of the Solar Rights Alliance

Speaker: Dave Rosenfeld

Dave leads the Solar Rights Alliance, a nonprofit association of California solar users that advocates for Californians to have the right to make energy from the sun without unreasonable fees or interference from utilities who see rooftop solar as competition. 
Please contact M.E. Shay for more information
at or call (916) 799-0119
CAL-ALHFA was established in 1989 to represent local housing professionals and agencies in the California State legislature and State housing programs. We also work on housing issues at the federal level. CAL-ALHFA is a non-profit organization with a broad based membership including public and private agencies which develop, finance, and administer programs to create affordable housing in California.