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DOE Announces Webinars on Better Buildings Challenge Education Partners, Implementing Tribal Energy Projects, and More

August 6, 2014 - 2:55pm


EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Upcoming Webinars

August 7: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Education Sector Update

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Better Buildings Challenge: Education Sector Update” on Thursday, August 7, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. As part of the webinar, Better Buildings Challenge education partners will describe how they are achieving their energy goals by deploying energy management programs. Participants will also hear how partners demonstrated progress last year, including percent improvement and cumulative savings across school districts, colleges and universities.

Register to attend the webinar.

August 8: Live Webinar on Energy Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance

Webinar Sponsors: Tribal Energy ProgramOffice of Indian Energy, Western Area Power Administration

The Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will present a live webinar titled  “Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance” on Friday, August 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar, part of the Tribal Renewable Energy Series, will focus on the last two steps of a five-step energy project development framework and cover key considerations for Tribes that are implementing, operating, and maintaining renewable energy projects. Speakers include Chris Gaul, Tom Harris, and Robi Robichaud from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and David Nahai, President of David Nahai Consulting Services, LLC. 

Register to attend the webinar.

August 12: Live Webcast on Propane Vehicle Fueling Infrastructure Costs

Webinar Sponsor: Vehicle Technologies Office's Clean Cities Program

The Energy Department’s Clean Cities program will present a live webcast titled “Costs Associated with Propane Vehicle Fueling Infrastructure” on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will provide an overview of how fleet managers can estimate the cost to install fueling infrastructure for vehicles that run on propane. Curtis Donaldson from CleanFUEL USA will discuss key components of a propane station, how a propane station works, and factors that affect the cost.  Ron Latko, retired Mesa Public Schools Director of Transportation and current independent consultant, will share his experience bringing 90 propane school buses and three propane fueling stations to the fleet. 

Attend webcast (no advance registration required; audio: 888-807-9760; participant passcode: 9189804)

August 13: Live Webinar on Growing a Fruitful Solar Garden

Webinar Sponsor: SunShot Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Community Solar Scenario Tool: Planning for a Fruitful Solar Garden” on Wednesday, August 13, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. For the final webinar in the Do-It-Yourself Solar Market Analysis summer series, NREL's Solar Technical Assistance Team will present a new model that was developed to help municipal utilities, solar developers, and state and local advocates perform a "first cut" analysis of different community or shared solar program options. The Community Solar Scenario Tool allows users to see how various inputs, such as system size, location, and project costs, impact the economics of a project from both the consumer and utility perspective.

Register to attend the webinar.

Past Webinar

July 9:  Live Webinar on the Latest PVWatts Updates

Webinar Sponsor:  SunShot Initiative

The Energy Department presented a webinar titled "PVWatts: New tips and tricks for the latest update" on Wednesday, July 9. As part of the Solar Technical Assistance Team's Do-It-Yourself Solar Market Analysis summer series, the developers of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s most popular tool explain how the new version of PVWatts improves visual appeal and functionality, consolidates previous versions to reduce maintenance, and updates energy prediction algorithms to be in line with actual performance of modern photovoltaic systems.

View the past webinar.