Solar Energy International Free Online Course: RE100
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Duration: Six HoursStart Now!

RE100 is a free online course offered by Solar Energy International (SEI) that covers the basics of renewable energy and is a great introduction for those new to the field, those who are looking to make a career change, or those who just want to learn more about energy from the sun, wind, and water, energy efficiency, and the basics of electricity.

Join the tens of thousands of individuals who have gotten their first taste of renewable energy in RE100 — you won’t emerge as an expert, but you will learn a lot about the different technologies and trends, what situations are more appropriate for one type of renewable energy system versus another, and how to make a difference with your own energy consumption. This course also serves as a great introduction to SEI’s online campus.

Learn more and register here.

Disponible en español.

Additional Free SEI Online Course: Fundamental Math for Solar Applications

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Sarpy County Earth Day @ Online
Apr 22 – May 22 all-day

Organized By Green Bellevue

Sarpy County Earth Day is partnering with Earth Day Omaha again to celebrate Earth Day with the Nebraska Earth Day Passport to deliver programs and activities and connect attendees with exhibitors. The program will be held as a month-long event from April 22nd-May 22nd!

Sarpy County Earth Day FAQs

Visit Sarpy County Earth Day – Green Bellevue for additional details.

DOE Webinar: Distributed Wind Energy Futures Study – Exploring opportunities for distributed and community scale wind during the next two decades
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will feature the just-released Distributed Wind Energy Futures Study. NREL analysts will discuss the technical and economic potential of distributed wind applications from the kilowatt to community scale in behind-the-meter applications and when interconnected directly into the distribution system. In addition, the presenters will consider opportunities for distributed wind energy in disadvantaged communities and for agricultural, commercial and industrial, and residential lands specifically. Overall, this webinar will illuminate the important role that distributed wind energy can play in support of energy transition.


Recommended Reading: The Future of Distributed Wind in the United States: Considerations for Unlocking Terawatt-Level Potential, by Madeline Geocaris, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 

American Solar Energy Society Webinar: Recorded SOLAR 2021 Social & Environmental Justice Keynote
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Join the American Solar Energy Society to re-watch the recording of the Social & Environmental Justice Keynote from SOLAR 2021!

Session Details

Building on the conference theme of “Empowering a Sustainable Future,” this session focuses on the topics of racism and social justice as they intersect with energy in general and renewable energy in particular. People in marginalized communities have often borne the burden of environmental exploitation and energy injustice in the name of unrestrained development and technical advancement.

Here, the discussion is on these problem areas and on a vision of paths forward, how we can work together to ensure that all communities benefit from the clean energy transition, and how empowering a sustainable future can bring benefit to everyone without harming the most vulnerable among us.

ModeratorDara Bortman, Founder of Exact Solar & ASES Board Secretary


  • Henry Red Cloud, Executive Director at Red Cloud Renewablen
  • Michelle Romero, National Director at Dream Corps
  • Monique Dyers, President/CEO at Ensight Energy Consulting
  • Pilar Thomas, Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP



American Solar Energy Society’s 51st National Conference @ University of New Mexico & Online
Jun 21 – Jun 24 all-day

For more than five decades, the American Solar Energy Society has organized and delivered the National Solar Conference. What began as an idea to bring the industry’s brightest together to drive progress and re-imagine the energy economy of the future, continues today as a unique blending of science, business, policy and industry. The National Solar Conference remains unique in its delivery of cutting-edge research, trends and analysis, the likes of which continue to affect the solar energy landscape in the U.S.

Register by March 31 to receive significant early bird discounts on conference passes, events, workshops and tours.

Register Here.

DOE Better Buildings Webinar Series – Shelter from the Storm: Powering Community Resilience Hubs
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Community resilience hubs are locally identified and community-serving facilities that provide residents year-round access to support resources. During extreme weather, they can reduce the burden on emergency response teams by supplying power before, during, and after grid outages through onsite energy systems. Learn from Better Buildings partners who have successfully identified buildings and leveraged energy efficiency, distributed generation, and storage resources to ensure critical community facilities are online when they are needed most.

Register Here