Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Solar 101 Institute 

You're invited to the California Housing Partnership's Solar 101 Institute

Part I: Tues., May 4 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am PT
Part II: Tues., May 11 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am PT

Hosted by the California Housing Partnership, t
he Solar 101 Institute will consist of two one-and-a-half hour sessions focused on considerations and logistics for solar photovoltaics (PV) on multifamily affordable housing, including how to finance this type of installation. The COVID-19 pandemic, recent natural disasters, and the state's goal to move away from natural gas have all highlighted the importance of renewable energy in creating resilient communities. 

Join the Partnership for this deep-dive on how solar photovoltaics (PV) can help electrify your multifamily apartment buildings. This institute will cover solar PV fundamentals for multifamily housing. Participants will learn about various solar funding sources for affordable housing properties and explore case studies. This training is intended for affordable housing professionals, including: asset managers, project managers, real estate directors, maintenance supervisors, operations and sustainability staff. 


PART I - 5/4: Intro to Solar PV for Multifamily

Part I will focus on the following topics:
  • Introduction to solar PV and solar benefits
  • System components and system design considerations
  • Tenant solar through Virtual Net Metering (VNEM)
  • PV project timeline and important considerations for pre-development, installation, and post-installation phases
  • Landscape of solar financing options and funding programs
Training is 90 minutes and held via Zoom.

PART II - 5/11: Solar Resources for Multifamily Affordable Housing 

Part II will focus on the following topics:
  • Co-leveraging LIHTC and energy efficiency programs
  • Deep-dive into California's major solar funding programs
  • Solar project analysis and feasibility 
  • Solar value proposition 
  • Design considerations for new and existing buildings 

Training is 90 minutes and held via Zoom. An interactive group activity using breakout rooms will be incorporated to run through a scenario exercise.

May is Affordable Housing Month.

View event details and additional trainings on our website: chpc.net/events.

About the California Housing Partnership

The California Housing Partnership creates and preserves affordable and sustainable homes for Californians with low incomes by providing expert financial and policy solutions to nonprofit and public partners. Since 1988, the Partnership's on-the-ground technical assistance, applied research, and legislative leadership has leveraged more than $25 billion in private and public financing to preserve and create more than 75,000 affordable homes. | chpc.net

To learn more about the Partnership's GREEN Network, visit CHPC.net/green.