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Don’t forget! Join us today for the free webinar: Strategies to Streamline Your Smart Meter Data Management Projects. Learn from some real-life case studies and see how other utilities have found ways to streamline their projects.
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When: Thursday, November 4, 2010 Time: 12:00 pm EDT/9:00 am PDT Register: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=259774&s=1&k=56BC54C68C18A07AC33BEBA6F4053F79Webinar Summary:
With so many new technologies coming into play in your IT infrastructure, it is hard to keep your team staffed and trained with the skills needed to get the systems up and keep them More >
ImagineSolar is offering a PV Sales and Marketing (4)-hour workshop Saturday, 10/30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at JATC, 4000 Caven Rd. (google it for directions. Basically, just south of Ben White Blvd. just east of I-35)This class is the first in our new PV Technical Sales Certification Pathway course series. Here is the offer: John Hoffner, host of KOOP “Shades of Green” Thursday 10/28 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. is GIVING AWAY FREE PASSES to this class to ANYONE WHO CALLS IN DURING THE PROGRAM!!! (Normally this class is $199.00 !!!) As many know, John and Michael Kuhn, President and CEO More >
NABCEP Releases Small Wind Installer Certification Resource Guide | North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
June 13, 2010 First small wind certifying exam set for September 11, 2010
By Ezra AuerbachClifton Park, NY
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has just released its Small Wind Installer Certification Exam Resource Guide, a useful and practical resource for those planning to take NABCEP’s Small Wind Installer Certification Exam. The first small wind certifying exam is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2010, at various locations in the U.S.“We are confident that a working knowledge of the content of the resources we have listed will go a long way to successfully and safely installing any small wind-electric system, More >
April 29, 2010
Source: US Department of Energy
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy is announcing award selections for nearly $100 million for 54 smart grid workforce training programs intended to help prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries. These projects will leverage more than $95 million in funding from community colleges, universities, utilities and manufacturers to develop and implement training programs. The selectees estimate that the programs will train approximately 30,000 Americans.
Secretary Chu made the announcement while visiting a Pepco engineering and service center in Rockville, Maryland that is More >
Ontario-based Horizon Energy Solutions, Inc. has recently announced the launch of its commercial solar power generating business, as well as strategic partnerships with several local governments and educational institutions. Dubbed “Ontario’s Solar Sunbelt,” the initiative aims to promote sustainable communities in Canada through the use of green energy. A well-reputed company in the field of power generation and utilities, Horizon is among the first commercial solar power providers in Ontario.
Horizon has disclosed that it is in talks with several industrial, commercial, and educational institutions around the region as it maps out its plans to install solar power facilities. Horizon likewise plans to offer residential More >
WEBINAR (10 MAR): Why You Need Smart People and Smart Processes to Overcome Smart Grid Challenges (Before It’s Too Late)
Feb 23, 2010
Let’s face it, many utilities have operated pretty much the same way for decades. Similar job titles, similar processes, similar outcomes. But the findings from early deployments reveal that the Smart Grid will dramatically change the “traditional” organization model and the processes that support it.
Yet dealing with “the people side” of the Smart Grid equation can be even trickier than installing new Smart Grid technologies. It requires people to learn new skills, embrace new values and recruit new employees.
Now available on demand
Speaking at a business forum in the Middle East as recently as October of this year, the former US vice president and eminent climate change campaigner Al Gore urged Gulf leaders to be proactive in capturing the world’s renewable energy market. But despite having as good a solar resource as anywhere in the world, do countries in the Middle East really have the appetite to develop renewable energy technologies and markets, especially when their fossil fuel heritage ensures low electricity prices?
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Classes are filling up as fast as colleges can add new major and minors in green programs, as students demand the courses and employers wanted trained students, reports USA Today.
More than 100 majors, minors or certificates were added this year in energy and sustainability-focused programs at colleges nationwide, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), reports USA Today. This is up from three programs added in 2005. Click here for AASHE’s list of academic programs in sustainability.
As an example, the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University started an undergraduate program in sustainability More >