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7th Annual Utility Scale Solar Summit - San Diego, CA

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Summit brings together the utility scale solar community, including utility-scale solar project developers, investors, lenders, utilities, equipment suppliers, technology providers and contractors, to focus on key trends and the future of the industry. Industry leaders will share their perspectives on overcoming the challenges of developing new utility scale projects, preparing for the post-2016 Solar Investment Tax Credit era, and getting projects financed and completed.

MREA Course: Solar PV Site Assessor (Online)

Monday, September 8, 2014 to Sunday, October 5, 2014

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 assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency recommendations, array placement options, basic system sizing, cost estimates, and evaluating existing infrastructure on site. Participants will learn how to access online tools for solar resource analysis, PV system performance calculators, and incentives.

DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Introduction to Facility and Community Scale Project Financing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Attendees will become knowledgeable on the forms of project financing for the smaller projects that serve an  individual facility or community and their advantages and disadvantages to the Tribal communities. They will also learn about the importance of including cost effective energy efficiency improvements in the project design and how to calculate the life cycle cost of various options under consideration.

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Portfolio Manager 201

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Continue to learn about EPA's new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time; using spreadsheet templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; generating and using custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership Webcast: Solar Permitting & Inspection - Part 3

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A. and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) present a series of three webinars on Solar Permitting & Inspection. As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, the series is reviewing the components of rooftop solar permitting processes, and share best practices and tools for improving them.

Building Operator Certification 1001: Energy-Efficient HVAC System Operation and Controls

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 to Thursday, August 28, 2014

A series, hosted by MGE, that focuses on the fundamentals of building operations can be taken as a single class or an eight- part course. Topics include operation and maintenance of envelope, HVAC system operations and controls, benchmarking, lighting, indoor environmental quality and ventilation, and low cost operational improvements.

CB&I Offices
U.S. Bank Plaza Building
1 S. Pinckney St., Madison WI

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Portfolio Manager 101

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Join ENERGY STAR as they introduce and demonstrate the core functionality of EPA's new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate the new Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; share properties; generate performance reports to assess progress; and respond to data requests.

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Portfolio Manager Office Hours, Focus Topic: Sharing - Part 1 (Sharing Tab, Contact Page, Sharing Report, and Bulk Sharing)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Portfolio Manager "Office Hours" is a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA in an open forum. We will plan to spend the first 20-30 minutes of each session discussing a specific focus topic. The remaining hour will be used to answer any questions you have about Portfolio Manager (not limited to the focus topic).

If you would like to skip the specific topic portion, feel free to join the call at 12:30 p.m. for the Q&A portion.

SEPA Webinar: The Utility as a Solar Advisor for Customers

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hosted by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), this free webinar will provide insight into how utilities can benefit from engaging customers early about solar options. With tools like personalized solar estimates, information about the local solar pricing trends, local regulatory requirements, and software tools, utilities can influence and guide solar purchase decisions to support solar integration goals and optimize grid control. 

Alternative Fuels Workshop & WI Smart Fleet Recognition Program -- Madison, WI

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Alternative Fuels Workshop will bring together Wisconsin's experts on alternative fuels and technologies. The Wisconsin Smart Fleet Recognition Program will recognize the partners in our new program that was developed to help reduce their carbon footprint, meet their internal economic goals, and provide them with smart fleet branding opportunities. Network with local fleet managers, businesses & consumers.

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713