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Community Renewable Energy Deployment Webinars

Watch these previously recorded webinars to learn about successful community renewable energy projects, including how challenges and barriers faced during development were addressed. Accompanying presentations and supporting materials are also provided.

Past Webinars

April 16, 2013: Community-Scale Anaerobic Digesters

This webinar provided information on San Jose, California's, commercial-scale, high solids dry fermentation anaerobic digestion system, and the Forest County Potawatomi Community’s anaerobic digester project.

March 19, 2013: Renewable Energy Parks

This webinar provided information on how two cities in Washington and New York integrated multiple renewable energy technologies to create renewable energy parks in their areas.

February 19, 2013: Exploring How Municipal Utilities Fund Solar Energy Projects

This webinar provided information on Concord Light's solar photovoltaic rebate program and Austin Energy's innovative "Residential Solar Rate," which replaced net energy metering based on a value of solar analysis.

January 15, 2013: Developing PV Projects with RFPs and PPAs

This webinar provided information on the experiences of the cities of Tucson, Arizona, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in developing photovoltaic projects using requests for proposals and power purchase agreements.

November 20, 2012: District Heating with Renewable Energy

This webinar provided information on Indiana's Ball State University geothermal heat pump system, and a hot-water district heating system in St. Paul, Minnesota.

October 16, 2012: Net Zero Energy Communities

This webinar provided information on two net zero energy communities in California and Hawaii.

September 18, 2012: Wind Energy in Urban Environments

This webinar provided information about two wind energy installations in large urban areas, the first at the entrance to Boston Harbor in Hull, Massachusetts, and the second near downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

August 21, 2012: Financing Renewable Energy Projects

This webinar provided information on the challenges and success of financing mechanisms for a solar project in Knoxville, Tennessee, and one of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's CommRE projects.

July 17, 2012: Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects

This webinar provided information on the challenges and benefits of developing successful community landfill gas-to-energy projects at the Will County, Illinois, Prairie View Recycling and Disposal Facility and the Escambia County, Florida, Perdido Landfill Gas-to-Electricity project.