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USGBC Wisconsin: Transformation Awards Reception

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The 2018 USGBC Wisconsin Leadership Awards recognize innovative green buildings that engage the regional community.

Engineering and Professional Development: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Boot Camp

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 to Thursday, June 21, 2018

Attendees will learn about architectures, electric machines, power electronics, and energy storage technologies and their application in this rapidly evolving, multi-disciplinary industry. This course will be valuable for engineers involved in designing, developing, specifying, and testing hybrid and electric vehicle systems.

MREA: The Energy Fair

Friday, June 15, 2018 to Sunday, June 17, 2018

Join the MREA in Custer, WI to learn about clean energy and sustainability at the organization's annual event, The Energy Fair. The Fair will include over 200 interactive workshops and exhibits as well as keynote speakers, live music, and local food offerings. Attendees are empowered to support renewable energy and efficiency, clean transportation options, and sustainable living.

Sierra Club: Transitioning to Clean Energy in Wisconsin

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sierra Club will lead a discussion in Appleton, WI on transitioning Wisconsin to clean energy. Across the state the highest numbers of solar group-buy programs were implemented last year. Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter strives to continue this momentum in partnership with SunVest Solar. For project-specific details, Catie Malceski of SunVest Solar will explore the costs and benefits of going solar thru the Sierra Club’s solar homes program.

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. 

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.

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.