The Nation’s First Standalone Community Solar Summit Announced for July 2017

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The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) partners up with Infocast to produce and host the nation’s first community solar-specific national summit meeting

The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) today announced a partnership with Infocast to produce and host the nation’s first community solar-specific national summit meeting. The Community Solar Summit – Expanding Access to Solar for All, set for July 26-28, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, will bring together industry leaders involved in the development, manufacture, financing and promotion of community solar projects from across the nation.

“Over the coming decade, community solar has the potential to give millions of Americans access to clean, local, and affordable solar energy for the first time,” declared CCSA Executive Director Jeff Cramer. “This promise, and identifying near and long-term pathways to achieve this enormous potential, will serve as the basis for the first-ever national conference on community solar. We will bring together leaders across the community solar ecosystem including solar providers, large and small customers, utilities, and others to discuss ways we can continue community solar’s burgeoning contributions to the nation’s economy, environment and energy infrastructure. We look forward to a dynamic dialogue that will help chart the course for the dramatic growth of community solar nationwide.”

Open to CCSA Members and non-members alike, the Community Solar Summit will feature educational and interactive programming covering: community solar project and program management and design; policy developments at the state and federal level, and market, partnership strategies to achieve community solar’s long-term market potential; and targeted networking to foster collaboration, partnership and business opportunities.

The Community Solar Summit is being developed in partnership with Infocast, the nation’s leading producer of industry specific networking events. Leveraging their years of experience with designing and delivering solar industry events, Infocast will provide management, planning, and marketing expertise for the event. Infocast will begin promoting the Summit today to over 1000 solar industry executives at their Solar Power Investment and Financing Summit in San Diego, California.

“For decades, Infocast has designed and produced the best networking and educational events in the solar industry,” said Gretchen Luchsinger, President of Infocast. “We look forward to leveraging the combined expertise of Infocast and CCSA to bring together solar leaders and drive the dynamic community solar sector forward.”

In the coming weeks, CCSA and Infocast will announce the Summit location and details on registration and hotel reservations. Following that, the two organizations will announce keynote speakers, workshop presenters and other conference-specific information.

For more information, please visit the event website at ccsa.infocastinc.com. Interested media may contact CCSA communications director Ben Finzel for information or to be added to the media waitlist for the conference.

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About the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA)
Founded in February 2016, CCSA is a business-led trade organization that works to expand access to clean, local, affordable energy nationwide through community solar. Community solar refers to local solar facilities shared by individual community members, who receive credits on their electricity bills for their portion of the power produced. Community solar projects provide American homeowners, renters and businesses access to the benefits of solar energy generation unconstrained by the physical attributes of their home or business, like roof space, shading, or whether or not they own their residence or building. These programs can also expand access to solar energy to low-income households. For more information on CCSA, visit the website at http://www.communitysolaraccess.org, like the Coalition on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/communitysolaraccess and follow the Coalition on Twitter at @solaraccess.

About Infocast
For over 30 years, Infocast has produced deal-making events that enable organizations to innovate, design and build a better future. Infocast events ignite business transformation in each of the industries they serve, through extensive market research for the most relevant content and in-demand speakers, attracting highly-targeted audiences there to network with and learn from key industry leaders. For more information on Infocast, visit the website at http://www.infocastinc.com, follow Infocast on Twitter @infocast_events, like Infocast on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/infocastevents, or follow Infocast on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/infocast.

Media Contacts:

Coalition for Community Solar Access
Ben Finzel
202-277-6286
ben(at)communitysolaraccess(dot)org

Infocast
Jimmy Ma
818-888-4444 Ext 18
jimmym(at)infocastevents(dot)com

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