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New York Solar Seminars

From PAUSE to Zoom: Positioning New York’s Residential Solar Market for Success through COVID-19 and Beyond


Zoom Video Webinar

November 17, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The disruptive effects of COVID-19 have presented unique and complex challenges for residential solar business operations while also paving the way for new opportunities, innovative solutions, and the implementation of operational best practices to drive growth and success amid the pandemic.


At this virtual event, learn how industry leaders in the New York residential solar and storage market have adapted to the challenges and restrictions posed by COVID-19 and positioned their businesses to thrive in the “new normal” and beyond.

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FREE for General Admission (Registration required)

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Keynote Discussion
The View from FERC: How Recent Federal Regulatory Activity Will Impact Residential Solar and Storage

We are honored to have FERC Commissioner Neil Chatterjee join us to discuss recent regulatory issues impacting distributed solar and storage development across the United States.

Event Sponsors


1:00–1:10: Welcome and Introduction

Shyam Mehta, Executive Director, NYSEIA


1:10–1:55: From PAUSE to Zoom: The Impact of COVID-19 on New York's Residential Solar Market

Tara Bono McDermott, Director of Customer Experience and Stakeholder Relations, EmPower Solar

Evan Dube, Vice President Public Policy, Sunrun

Reid Garton, President and CEO, New York State Solar

Meghan Nutting, Executive Vice President of Policy and Communications, Sunnova Energy Corp.

Austin Perea, Pricing and Policy Manager, SunPower (Moderator)

1:55–2:00: Virtual Booth Presentation: Aurora Solar

2:00–2:50: Knocking Down the Digital Door: Lead Generation, Sales and Marketing Strategies During COVID

Vikram Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, EnergySage

Jonathan Cohen, Government Liaison, SUNation Solar Systems, Inc.

Mariano Harari, Vice President of Sales, Dividend Finance

Willie Jiang, Co-Founder, SolarFeeds Digital

Arthur Perri, Jr., Director of Sales, CED Greentech Long Island (Moderator)

2:50–3:40: Pandemic Installation Practices: Best Practices for Virtual Site Visits, Interconnection and Installation

Samuel Adeyemo, Co-Founder and COO, Aurora Solar

Don Harris, Enterprise Sales, Solargraf & Roofgraf

T.R. Ludwig, CEO, Brooklyn SolarWorks

Luke Forster, Business Analyst, DER, NYSERDA (Moderator)

3:40–4:00: The View from FERC: How Recent Federal Regulatory Activity Will Impact Residential Solar and Storage


Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission