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Friday, November 13th, 9AM PST/11AM CST/12PM EST
Schools across the country are considering solar photovoltaic
installations on campus to produce energy for their facilities and to provide
an educational resource for students. A solar roadmap can help your
institution to create a strategic plan to prioritize solar development on
campus. To register for
the webinar email Gabrielle Temple at Gabrielle.email@example.com
Monday, November 2, 2020
This Free Event is at 11:00AM - 12:00PM on Wednesday, November 4
Join us as we hear about Germany's energy systems with a focus on energy storage. Our first presenter will be Frances Ball of Launch Alaska. She will present her findings on Germany's energy systems and compare them to Alaska. She will then give an overview of several energy storage options. We will then hear from Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies who will present his research on battery storage.
To Register visit: https://GermanyEnergyStorage
Thursday, October 22, 2020
By Craig Spychalla
The sun was shining Monday afternoon, shedding some light on a new subject that is growing in popularity for college students.
Along the wide-open space near Madison Area Technical College in Fort Atkinson, there is the start of a new energy source that will be able to supply the college with all the power it needs.
But more importantly, students will get to learn about one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation by studying the engineering and installation of solar power.
“In the last decade, solar has really exploded,” said Ken Walz, a science and engineer instructor for MATC.
The school has had a renewable energy program for the last 15 years that originally focused on biofuels.
On the Fort Atkinson campus, MATC also had a wind turbine for about a decade that was dissembled last year after a gear box broke.
Walz said educators used the turbine to teach students about wind technology. But the cost to fix the problem was expensive, so the turbine was sold to someone in Michigan who will put that equipment into operation there.
“We were looking at some necessary repairs, and enrollment in wind (energy) classes had gone down over the last several years,” Walz said.
Biofuels also is maxed out in this state, he said, with not much opportunity for jobs growth.
But solar power now is booming and for a good reason. Not only is there abundant sunshine for a place like MATC to operate a facility, but the technology to build solar panels is relatively inexpensive.
In fact, Walz said installing a solar energy system is 90 percent cheaper to build than in 2003 when MATC first installed one.
Back then, the price was about $18 per watt. And now it’s about $1.70 per watt. The MATC-Fort Atkinson project will have a 150,000-watt system.
The growth in the school’s program for wind and solar power is starting to reflect a major shift in the energy industry, Walz stated.
“We can generate a lot more energy from solar at a lower cost and have a lot more students,” he said.
For the rest of the story visit: https://SolarPower@MATCHelpCollegeStudents
Monday, October 12, 2020
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
New changes to grid interconnection standards now require secure communications between the utility company and the inverter. California investor owned utilities are requiring compliance to these standards for NEM interconnection.
Come learn about the changes to these interconnection standards, how they impact you and the homeowner, and what you can do to comply.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Solar Ready Vets Fellowship extends the corporate fellowship
by Hiring Our Heroes to the solar industry. Mid - senior level
service service members are placed with solar employers for 12 weeks of
on-the-job training and professional development to support a smooth transition
from military service to the civilian solar workforce.
We're proud to have SRV Fellows placed in diverse roles spanning logistics and operations, markets and policy, and business development. Current solar host companies include SunPower, Energy Toolbase, FTC Solar, Built Well Solar and Solar Support.
Solar employers: want to host a Solar Ready Vets Fellow?
We're now recruiting employers to join us for the Winter 2021 Cohort! Placements will be made in management and professional roles, such as business development, project management, communications, and operations.
For more information visit:https://SolarReadyVetsFellowship