On February 24, Groundswell Senior Program Director Chris Nichols will join Andie Wyatt (Policy Director and Legal Counsel at GRID Alternatives), Pilar Thomas (Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP), and Camila Thorndike (Energy & Environmental Policy Legislative Assistant for the United States Senate) in a discussion about what changes are needed in order to improve equitable participation in community solar at scale.

As climate goals are being developed across the country, prioritizing social equity and creating affordable access to clean sources of energy such as community solar should be top of mind. Even more importantly, the needs of underrepresented and marginalized communities should be well understood in order to maximize program participation. This panel will discuss how to create access to affordable solar energy and engage local communities while making progress toward industry goals.

Moderator: Andie Wyatt, Policy Director and Legal Counsel, GRID Alternatives

Panelists

Chris Nichols, Senior Director, Programs, Groundswell, Inc.
Pilar Thomas, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
Camila Thorndike, Energy & Environmental Policy Legislative Assistant, United State Senate

This session is part of the Community Solar Power Forum co-hosted by the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) and RE+ Events from February 24-25 at the Westin Boston Seaport District.

Learn more at https://events.solar/community-solar/.