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M-WERC: Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to Wednesday, June 13, 2018
This conference in Milwaukee will include in-depth presentations and panel discussions examining the latest and most promising advances in grid-level and on-site storage, business models for various deployment scenarios, and success strategies for stakeholders across the energy spectrum. Utility-grade storage advances and residential/behind-the-meter applications will be examined in depth over the two-day event. 

WI Conservative Energy Forum: Energize WI Tour

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WI Conservative Energy Forum: Energize WI Tour features 13 locations over five months to showcase to decision makers and stakeholders the future of energy markets in Wisconsin. WisCEF is a newly formed organization focused on building support for renewable energy sources and technology among Republicans. The organization is part of the National Conservative Energy Network that has expanded into 19 states over the past four years.

  • August 7, 2018 10 am, Fred Thomas Resort Tour in Washburn County will feature their grid-tied solar system that produces 30% of the Resort’s energy. 2086 N County Rd F Birchwood WI, 54817

  • August 9, 2018 10 am, Quilt Block Wind Farm Tour in Lafayette County will feature 49 wind turbines that generate 98 MW, enough to power 36,000 homes. 340 Donahoe Drive Darlington, WI 53530

MREA Online Course: PV Exam Prep

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to Sunday, June 17, 2018

This six-hour, online course is designed for those ready to take the NABCEP PV Associate Exam, or any entry-level exam in photovoltaics. Instructors will discuss test-taking strategies, review the logistics of NABCEP exams, and use practice questions to prepare you for test day.

MREA Course: Roof Mount PV System Design & Installation Lab

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Thursday, May 24, 2018

This two-day course offers hands-on training where participants will learn how to correctly design, size, and select system components for a PV array, and identify National Electric Code (NEC) requirements that pertain to such installations. Safety procedures, system layout considerations, component specifications, electrical calculations, mechanical integration best practices, and troubleshooting techniques will be covered in-depth while designing, installing, and commissioning a grid-tied, roof-mounted PV system. 

Energy Innovation Summit

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation is hosting a two-day summit where participants will engage with state and federal expert panelists from the energy industry. Day one consists of the Biogas and the Geothermal Roundtables where day two includes a government panel that will address topics from market development and data driven leadership to program and project planning and project development and financing.

MREA Course: PV Labs & Design Scenarios

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This eight-hour course offered in Custer, WI is designed to demonstrate PV system design principles learned in PV System Design (PV 202) through construction of two portable lab systems. Participants will work from line diagrams and component specification sheets to build a grid-interconnected PV system and a battery-based PV system. After assembly, students will verify proper mechanical and electrical connections and commission each system. In addition, students will work in small teams to develop PV system designs that meet site analysis, system sizing, and configuration requirements given in several design scenarios.

MREA Course: Navigating the National Electrical Code

Monday, May 21, 2018

This six-hour course offered in Custer, WI introduces learners to the National Electrical Code (NEC). Designed for first-time users and beginning or non-electricians, this course explores the layout, format, and language of the Code. Participants will become familiar with the contents of the NEC by exploring Chapters, Articles, and Tables, and will learn how to effectively navigate the NEC.

ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

Monday, May 21, 2018 to Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum hosted by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will be held in Tarrytown, New York. Attendees will examine innovative models for financing energy efficiency projects and learn how to finance projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs. The forum is intended for public and private sector professionals interested in energy efficiency topics.

MREA Course: Safety & Best Practices for PV Installers

Monday, May 21, 2018

This two-hour course in Custer, WI covers basic safety and ergonomic best practices for those who are currently, or planning to become a PV installer. It includes many of the task steps listed in the NABCEP PV Associate Job Task Analysis (JTA).

MREA Online Course: Basic Photovoltaics

Monday, May 21, 2018 to Sunday, June 17, 2018

This self-paced, online course uses a combination of presentations, assignments, quizzes, and webinars to teach the basics of solar electricity. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, compare and contrast different PV system types, identify necessary components, and understand the best applications for (and limitations of) each system type. Other topics include evaluating the solar window, investigating energy efficiency recommendations, and researching system costs.