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MREA Course: PV System Calculations - Madison, WI

Friday, September 12, 2014

This course will focus on code compliant calculations required for PV system design. Using a combination of lecture and classroom activities, the course will review all pertinent mathematics, although much of the focus will be directed by participants in order to address their areas of concern. Recommended for understanding the math portions of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Installer Certification Exam.

Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704

2nd National Microgrids Conference - Chicago, IL

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to Friday, September 12, 2014

This conference will highlight providing reliable, secure power and maximizing the use of renewable energy through microgrids. Attendees will understand and be able to determine the optimal technology and mix of energy storage, wind, solar, generation using traditional fuels and other resources together in a unified system that operates effectively in grid-tied and off-grid environments. The conference will also cover microgrid development for storage capacity and increasing energy efficiency.

Converting Biogas Into Energy and Vehicle Fuel Webinar

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This free webinar by Sustainable Cities Network will describe how sites around the world are converting biogas from wastewater treatment plants, industrial digesters and landfills into electricity, heat and vehicle fuel. Attendees will learn how waste to energy systems work through case studies across the country.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.