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Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: Using Solar to Reduce Peak Loads: Evaluating Rhode Island's Distributed Solar Pilot

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources conducted a pilot to explore the ability of solar to reduce peak electricity loads on the local electric distribution system. Panelists will discuss the project's goals and design, and will present findings from Cadmus’ recently published program evaluation.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Most Wednesdays ENERGY STAR holds a live webinar for users to ask questions to EPA Portfolio Manager experts. This is a public forum style webinar with a question and answer format.

Solar Energy Technologies Office: American-Made Solar Prize Webinar

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) webinar will detail the role of competitors in the $3 million Solar Prize and how entrepreneurial individuals and teams can improve their chances for success. The webinar will also discuss competitive benefits to using the online, crowdsourcing platform Ideation of HeroX. This $3 million competition gives competitors access to a growing network of mentors and resources, helping to rapidly transform innovative ideas into prototypes ready for industry testing.

DOE Better Building Webinar: Financing 2.0: Navigating 3rd Party Financing for Efficiency and Renewables

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

This webinar introduces the Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0, the latest iteration of DOE’s online tool that helps connect organizations with financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Join to learn about the new features and key trends in financing.

MREA Course: Small Wind Turbine Design & Construction Workshop

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018

Build a wind turbine from scratch in this six-day workshop. The turbine(s) constructed in class are ideal for those who are interested in building their own wind power systems for fun, to save money, or for generating power in the developing world.

ENERGY STAR Webinars: Portfolio Manager 101, 201, 301

Thursday, July 5, 2018 to Thursday, July 19, 2018

US EPA's ENERGY STAR program is hosting a webinar series on Portfolio Manager consisting of three separate programs each held on a separate date and more advanced than the previous one. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online tool developed by EPA and used nationally by building owners and cities to measure, track, and compare energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. It is used to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings, all in a secure online environment.

MREA Online Course: PV System Design

Monday, July 2, 2018 to Sunday, August 26, 2018

This self-paced, online course uses presentations, assignments, and quizzes to teach participants the basic step-by-step process of designing a utility-interactive residential or small commercial PV system. Participants will use site assessments, design and component proposals, and case studies to learn about selecting equipment, system sizing, layout planning, array siting, and other design considerations.

ACEEE International Symposium on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Join the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in Washington, DC to learn about energy efficiency practices in 25 of the world's largest energy-consuming countries, including the United States. ACEEE will release their biannual International Scorecard and speakers from around the globe will discuss the findings and lessons learned from high-performing countries.

ComEd: Technology in Action: Market-ready Technologies for New Construction

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Webinar participants will learn about technologies for new construction and major renovations, and how these cost-effective technologies allow for energy savings. Many of the technologies shared will be applicable to public, private and affordable housing sectors. These technologies include advanced lighting, high-performance HVAC, and building automation systems.

MREA Online Course: Basic Photovoltaics

Monday, June 25, 2018 to Sunday, July 22, 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.