Annual Solar Symposium

Since 2009, the GW Solar Institute has gathered energy thought-leaders to one of the largest annual solar events in the capital region. Our events share cutting edge research, offer lessons learned from the policy arena, and provide a neutral forum for thoughtful discussion amongst solar leaders, policymakers, and students.

Our symposiums have drawn over a thousand attendees and our archived materials have been downloaded over 100,000 times. 

The 2014 Solar Symposium focused on finding innovative new ways to ensure low-income families and communities can also realize the many potential benefits of solar energy. All 2014 Solar Symposium event materials are now available.

New Research

Press Conference

DC Releases Groundbreaking "Value of Solar" Study

Author:  Melissa Whited | Ariel Horowitz | Thomas Vitolo | Wendy Ong |Tim Woolf

Organization:  Synapse Energy Economics

Report Date: 2017

Converting Flat Rate Subsidies to Low Income Solar

Can Electricity Rate Subsidies Be Reallocated to Boost Low-Income Solar?

Author:  Amit Ronen | Dor Hirsh Bar Gai | and Lucas Crampton

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2016

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Will Solar Burn Out On Its Own Success?

Author:  Amit Ronen and Josh Harmon

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2016