Peer Learning

Solar Market Pathways: 2015

Salt Lake City, UT | May 4-6, 2015

Peer Learning Recap

The Solar Market Pathways Sustainable Leadership Academy was designed and delivered for solar and sustainability practitioners across the country that have received grants from the Solar Market Pathways initiative — part of the U.S. Department of Energy‘s SunShot Initiative. The workshop brought together 14 awardee teams just beginning their work for the Solar Market Pathways.

Presenters, Advisors, and Staff:

Brenna Atnikov, Reos Partners
Caroline Baker, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Sara Baldwin Auck, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Vicki Bennett, Division of Sustainability, Salt Lake City Corporation
Elliott Bent, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Koben Calhoun, Rocky Mountain Institute
James Critchfield, EPA Green Power Partnership
Angela Crooks, US Department of Energy
Carolyn Davidson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Nicole Denering, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Stephen Frantz, Retail Solar Program, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Leia Guccione, Rocky Mountain Institute
Danny Kennedy, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Sungevity
Joyce McLaren, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Seth Mullendore, Clean Energy Group
Debra Perry, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Karl Rábago, Pace Energy and Climate Center
Anya Schoolman, Community Power Network/DC SUN
Rich Sedano, Regulatory Assistance Project
John Shenot, Regulatory Assistance Project
Owen Smith, Rocky Mountain Institute
Sarah Truitt, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


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Event guide for the Solar Market Pathways SCLA.

Danny Kennedy, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Sungevity, presents at the Solar Market Pathways Sustainable Leadership Academy in Salt Lake City.

Slides from Debra Perry's introductory remarks. Presentation Date: ​May 4, 2015 Presenter: ​Debra Perry, Program Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities

Slides from Angela Crooks' presentation on SunShot's work in reducing solar soft costs.

Slides from Danny Kennedy's presentation: Solar Entrepreneurs Will Save the World! And How You Can Help.