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DOE Announces Webinars on Integrating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, a Site Selection Tool for Utility-Scale PV, and More

August 13, 2014 - 6:06pm


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 19: Live Webinar on Increasing Renewable Energy with Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cell Technologies

Webinar Sponsor: Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Increasing Renewable Energy with Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cell Technologies" on Tuesday, August 19, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will feature representatives from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and focus on how to integrate hydrogen and fuel cell technologies into the transportation, industrial and other sectors.  Learn about the unique ways hydrogen storage systems can support the electrical grid and complement renewable generation. This talk will also look at the architecture of hydrogen storage systems and examine the economic competitiveness of those systems when compared with conventional systems.

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August 20:  Live Webcast on Preliminary Site Selection and Comparison for Utility-Scale PV

Webinar Sponsor: SunShot Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled “Preliminary Site Selection and Comparison for Utility-Scale PV” on Wednesday, August 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will demonstrate SunShot’s newly-released software to improve preliminary site screening and comparison for utility-scale PV projects. During the webinar, Idaho National Laboratory’s Scott Brown and Brigham Young University’s Dr. Dan Ames will present PVMapper, software developed through a multi-institutional partnership led by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies and Dr. David Solan of the Energy Policy Institute at Boise State University. Incorporating direction from the project’s industry steering team, the open-source application includes significant new features and stability improvements since the beta version. While PVMapper is designed specifically for utility-scale photovoltaic projects, it is also well-suited for site screening for other renewable technologies, as well as nuclear or fossil-fuel electricity generation plants.

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September 2:  Live Webinar on Building Re-tuning for Energy Efficiency

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Make Your Building Sing! Building Re-tuning to Reduce Energy Waste” on Tuesday, September 2, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will feature an Energy Department and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory curriculum, focusing on re-tuning both large and small commercial buildings – a low-cost process to identify and correct operational problems that lead to energy waste. Hear from Better Buildings Challenge participants Towson University and Parameter Realty Partners who have employed re-tuning training to improve building performance, and learn about training opportunities through the Building Owners and Managers Association and the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation. Speakers include: Eileen Gohr and Steve Harrison, Parameter Realty Partners; Dennis Bohlayer, Towson University; Benjamin Goldstein, Energy Department; and Lisa Shulock, Consortium for Building Energy Innovation.

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Past Webinars

July 29:  Webinar on Supporting a Hawaii Hydrogen Economy

Webinar Sponsor: Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department presented a webinar titled “Supporting a Hawaii Hydrogen Economy” on Tuesday, July 29.  The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) discusses the status of current and planned hydrogen projects in the state. HNEI works to reduce Hawaii’s dependence on fossil fuels and increase energy security, serving as the implementing organization for several large-scale public-private partnerships to develop, deploy, and demonstrate renewable energy systems. The Energy Department and HNEI work on projects through a public-private partnership known as the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative (H2I), which has deployed 16 fuel cell vehicles and built three refueling stations on Oahu. Other activities include a maritime fuel cell power demonstration at the Port of Honolulu and a renewable hydrogen generation station on the Island of Hawaii.

View the past webinar.

August 5: Webinar on National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall

Webinar Sponsor: Education and Workforce Development

The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled “National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall” on Tuesday, August 5.  This webinar features a conversation about nationwide efforts to address energy illiteracy through the Energy Department's Energy Literacy Framework. The webinar consists of presentations highlighting national, new media, and local efforts using e-books, experiential curricula, and best practices in energy education. Attendees will also learn about resources to help shape the teaching and learning of energy topics.

View the past webinar.