Track K | Renewable Energy & Sustainable Development
Given that Ideas are cheap and execution is expensive, one of the hardest parts of developing a solar project can be figuring out how to pay for it. This is especially true for multifamily dwellings where there are usually additional interconnection challenges and costs. The idea that an owner expenditure that solely benefits tenants can also be a hurdle difficult to overcome. In this session Stephen will discuss what additional challenges exist in multifamily solar, provide strategies for overcoming them, talk about potential sources of funding, and show how the largest (1.1 MW!!!) virtually net metered multifamily solar system in the state of California was developed, financed and installed.
Stephen is an Energy Project Manager at the Association for Energy Affordability where he spends most of his time implementing California’s carbon cap and trade funded Low Income Weatherization Program. He specializes in conducting energy audits and feasibility studies, diagnosing building performance issues, developing project specifications, and working with multiple parties to manage successful building performance retrofits and ground up construction projects.