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MREA Course: PV Exam Prep

Friday, July 27, 2018

This six-hour course has been created for those ready to take the NABCEP PV Associate Exam, or any entry-level exam in photovoltaics. We'll discuss test-taking strategies, review the logistics of NABCEP exams, and use practice questions to prepare you for test day.

ACEEE Webinar: How Cities Can Support the Energy Efficiency Workforce

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) webinar will discuss their recently released report, Through the Local Government Lens: Developing the Energy Efficiency Workforce. It will showcase cities’ and stakeholders efforts to grow a diverse and robust workforce equitably by offering training programs and coordinating with community colleges, utilities, industry, as well as other key stakeholders. Programs from Boston, New Orleans and Los Angeles will be featured.

USDOE: Request for Proposal (RFP) - Strategies for Tribal Community Energy Projects Webinar

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

An RFP is a tool used to procure valuable assets and/or services for energy projects. During this webinar, attendees will learn how to develop proposals that effectively reflect tribal community energy plans and encourage qualified bidders to respond. Attendees will also learn how to use a request for information (RFI) to inform the development of an RFP. Using the information from the webinar, tribes can ensure their RFPs have wide distribution and high-quality responses. The webinar will also discuss key considerations for tribes when responding to an electric utility RFP for energy development.

MREA Course: PV System Design

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to Thursday, July 26, 2018

This two-day course uses a series of presentations, resources, design examples, calculators, tools, and demonstrations 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.

EPA Webinar: Green Power Supply Options and the screening tool

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

EPA’s Green Power Partnership (GPP) hosts this webinar on available green power supply options and how to use GPP’s decision-making and screening tool.

MREA Course: PV Site Assessor Training

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

This one-day course uses classroom discussion, exercises, and activities to demonstrate how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business, using the MREA PV Site Assessment Report Template.

Topics covered include: load analysis and consumption history, energy efficiency recommendations, mounting options, balance of system location requirements, shade analysis, system sizing, financial analysis and options, and non-financial benefits of PV. Participants will learn how to access and use online tools for assessing the solar resource, perform site-specific shade analysis, recommend system size and location, calculate energy production, estimate system costs, and identify available PV rebates and incentives.

Ethanol Producer Magazine Webinar: Cogeneration for the Ethanol Industry

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

This webinar relates to business models that use ethanol to produce electricity and revenue. Siemens will discuss challenges of cogeneration in the ethanol industry, benefits through unique partnerships, and technical solutions available.

MREA Course: Basic Photovoltaics

Monday, July 23, 2018

This one-day course uses a combination of classroom discussion and activities 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.

Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: Replacing Peaker Plants with Battery Storage

Thursday, July 19, 2018

This webinar will present the case for battery storage, both standalone and paired with renewables, as an increasingly viable alternative to traditional fossil-fuel peaker plants. Guest speakers from Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy and the Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy will present.

Cool Choices Webinar: It’s Cool to Drive an Electric Vehicle! Accelerating Change via Behavioral Insights

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Electric vehicles are an important part of the strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. So how can you encourage individuals and businesses to opt for EVs? This webinar will showcase easy-to-implement strategies for increasing EV market share.