Clean Energy Connections provides NYC’s emerging cleantech sector with the network it needs to grow and compete in the global economy.

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The Utility Business ModelNYC’s clean energy sector turns to Clean Energy Connections – a partnership of Solar One and the NYU Tandon Urban Future Lab – to share best practices and create new visions. The live discussion series, featuring thought leaders and innovators in the energy field, sparks dialogue on the state of the industry. Both physical and digital hubs connect the cleantech community to inspiring and highly relevant conversation in this evolving field.





2019 Events

Clean Energy Connections: Carbon to Value Thursday, September 26th at 6:30 pm at the Green Space, 44 Charlton Street in NYC

We’re happy to announce the next Clean Energy Connections will be during Climate Week NYC 2019! This panel will be all about the new frontier in climate change solutions: capturing, sequestering, and utilizing atmospheric carbon. Our industry experts will discuss challenges and related opportunities for innovation, as well as current and future policy decisions.





Clean Energy Connections: NYC’s Low Carbon Future: Tuesday, August 6th ,2019, 7:00pm

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The Circular Economy, in partnership with Circular City Week: Thursday, March 14th, 2019, 7:00pm

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2018 Events:

Clean Energy Connections: The Role of Offshore Wind in the Development of a Greener Grid: WednesdayJanuary 31, 2018, 7:00 pm

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2017 Events:

Waste to Biogas: Unlocking the Value of NYC’s Food Waste, Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Energy Gang Live with Special Guest Mark Chambers, Tuesday, September 19, 2017


2016 Events:

The Next Opportunity at the Grid Edge, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Energy Gang Podcast Live, Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Renewable Thermal Landscape, Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Energy Trends in Clean Energy Jobs, Tuesday, December 6, 2016


2015 Events:

Models for the Future Utility: Examining New York State’s Distributed Service Platform Provider Vision, Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Architecting Energy’s Future: Grid Edge Technologies Underpinning An Intelligent, Distributed Utility System, Thursday, May 21, 2015

Advanced Energy Consumers: Customer Models Driving Utility Industry Change from the Edge, Thursday, September 16, 2015

The Ultimate Resiliency Plan: Microgrids and the Continued Segmentation of Electric Grid Assets, Wednesday, November 18, 2015


2014 Events:

To view any of the following events, click here.

The Expansion of Distributed PV

The Age of Intelligent Storage

The Utility Business Model; Evolution or Revolution?

Grid Edge Analytics: Advances in Big Data, Intelligent Software and Analytics Behind the Meter


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[blockquote]“If you’re involved in the cleantech sector in New York─or anywhere─you need to be a part of Clean Energy Connections.”
–Jonathan McClelland, Founder, NY Association of Energy Economics[/blockquote]