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MREA: Basic Photovoltaics

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017

This four-week online course teaches the fundamentals of photovoltaic systems. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, diagram the four PV system types, describe and identify components, understand the best application and limitations of each system type, define the solar window, make energy efficiency recommendations, estimate system loads, and understand the basics of PV site assessment.

Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: Crowd-financing Solar for Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Communities

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nonprofit community service providers that serve low-income communities have faced challenges in financing solar for their own facilities. These organizations' lack of credit history, potentially unreliable revenue, and inability to take advantage of tax credits and accelerated depreciation can make traditional solar financing models a poor fit.

One answer that has emerged is "crowd funding," in which many individuals each provide a small amount of money for a project. This webinar will explore two models that rely on crowd-funding to enable nonprofits to adopt solar:

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Webinar: Advances in EM&V – DOE’s Uniform Methods Project and M&V 2.0

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Efficiency project and program impacts have been assessed using evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) methods for some 40 years. Recently, there have been significant advances in EM&V. This webinar covers two major areas of improvements - DOE's Uniform Methods Project (UMP) and M&V 2.0.

ENERGY STAR Webinar Series: Portfolio Manager 101, 201, 301

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to Thursday, May 25, 2017

US EPA's ENERGY STAR program will be hosting a series of Portfolio Manager webcasts.  The series consists of three separate webinars each held on a separate date and more advanced than the previous one.


MREA: PV Site Assessor Training

Monday, May 22, 2017 to Sunday, June 18, 2017

Participants in this four-week online course will learn how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. The course will cover site assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency recommendations, array placement options, basic system sizing, cost estimates, and evaluating existing infrastructure on site.

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Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: Bringing the Benefits of Solar to Low-Income Customers

Thursday, May 18, 2017

This webinar for state and municipal officials about successful and promising approaches, discuss factors policymakers should consider, and provide policy and program design recommendations for bringing the benefits of solar to low-income consumers. 

ENERGY STAR Webinar: How to apply for the ENERGY STAR

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Join us to learn about applying for ENERGY STAR Certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of the ENERGY STAR certification, see the systematic process of applying, and gain tips to help your property get from application to award.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and green building rating systems

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

During this session, attendees will learn how to use EPA tools and resources to help meet requirements for green building rating systems such as the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Green Globes system, and others.

MREA: PV System Design

Monday, May 15, 2017 to Sunday, July 9, 2017

This eight-week online course by MREA teaches the basic step-by-step process of designing a utility-interactive residential or small commercial PV System. Participants learn about selecting equipment, system sizing, layout planning, array siting, and other design considerations. 

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ENERGYSTAR Webinar: Tips for Hosting Your Own Energy Competition: Lessons Learned from BOOTCAMP Success Stories

Thursday, May 11, 2017

During EPA's National Building Competition, organizations across the country saved energy, water, and money by tapping into their building occupants' competitive spirits. After seven successful years, this competition model has proven to be effective, and now EPA invites you and your organization to host your own energy battle! First, we will take a tour of the set of resources EPA has developed to help partners run their own energy competitions, including a comprehensive competition guide and a variety of activity kits.