Date & Time

10:00 am PST




Rachael Diaz,

solar contractors

The California Housing Partnership's Solar 101 Institute is a free virtual event that aims to train affordable housing developers on the basics of multifamily solar PV. The Solar 101 Institute will break down important considerations for each phase of the solar project as well as provide an opportunity to hear from affordable housing providers who have successfully implemented solar installations on multifamily housing.

Part I: Introduction to Solar PV for Multifamily Properties

Part I focuses on the basics of solar photovoltaics (PV) and breaks down important considerations for the pre-development, installation, and post-installation phases. Topics of discussion include: 

  • Introduction to solar PV and solar benefits
  • System components and system design considerations
  • Tenant solar through Virtual Net Metering (VNEM)
  • PV project timeline and important considerations for pre-development, installation, and post-installation phases

This session is intended for affordable housing development and management professionals including asset managers, project managers, real estate directors, maintenance supervisors, operations and sustainability staff. Participation will be limited to these groups. 

Training is 2 hours and held via Zoom. This is a live, interactive event – no recording will be made available.

There is a single registration for both Part I and Part II of the Institute.


  • Staci Givens, Technical Analyst, Association for Energy Affordability 
  • Rachael Diaz, Sustainable Housing Program Associate, California Housing Partnership
  • Margee McDonnell, Program Coordinator, SOMAH Program Administrator


Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH)


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