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Aug
3
Tue
American Solar Energy Society’s 50th Annual National Solar Conference
Aug 3 – Aug 6 all-day

Hybrid Conference – In Person & Online

Join the American Solar Energy Society at SOLAR 2021 at the University of Colorado Boulder and online on a hybrid platform. Register here for a hybrid conference pass. 

The conference’s Opening Reception will celebrate the pioneers of the past, highlight how far the solar industry has come to-date, and lay out the future energy transformation that those advancements not only make possible, but make inevitable. Solar technology, already generating the cheapest energy created in history, is a catalyst for a global movement to electrify everything, and, together with other clean energy sources, will spark the transition to a healthy, sustainable economy that will be a springboard to an inherently more just and equitable society for all. The Opening Reception will also underscore the central role of solar in addressing climate change and advancing sustainable living worldwide

James Rattling Leaf Sr., the Coordinator of Climate Partnerships for the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance, will join us at the reception. James has been a longtime force for tribal engagement in renewable energy development, and will highlight the work of the North Central Climate Adaptations Science Center and the Tribal Leaders Program.

Peter Green, Deputy Laboratory Director at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will discuss his vision for the energy system of the future. After highlighting NREL’s contributions to solar research over the past 45 years, he will share NREL’s plans for solar and sustainable renewable energy in the coming decades.

Dale Miller, University of Colorado Boulder’s Senior Instructor in the Environmental Studies Program and SOLAR 2021 Conference Chair, will focus on the conference theme of equity in renewables. Dale notes that “through the exchanges at SOLAR 2021 some new positive change will result to help us reach our goals of 100% renewable energy, social and racial justice, and equality.”

Carly Rixham, ASES Executive Director, will provide a synopsis on the history of ASES as the U.S. Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). Carly also will acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES), ASES’s Colorado Chapter. Many of the local, national and international Solar Pioneers who have contributed to the solar movement will be invited to come together in person and online to commemorate the occasion.

More information about the history of ASES/ISES and the many Solar Pioneers are provided in the recently released ISES Virtual Living Museum and SWC50 Booklet commemorating 50 years of ASES and ISES conferences. The Museum and Booklet provide history as well as visions for the future.

The 50th annual National Solar Conference is offering many opportunities for participation through special events and programs, technical sessions, plus workshops and courses.

Register today and join the action in person or online!

Aug
4
Wed
OPPD Informative Session: Interim Modeling Update
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

WebEx Event Instructions:

You can click this link to pre-register. Once on the page, please click the “Register” button. Pre-registration will give you event emails and an outlook calendar invite.

When it is time to join, use this linkhttps://oppd.webex.com/oppd/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2162716a2d644b9c9ada0f948e0914d6(External link).

  • Event Number: 177 799 7525
  • Event Password: Update1

When joining, please provide your name, email and ZIP Code at the prompts. This information is your identity as an attendee for any follow-up information regarding the workshop.

If you want to join the meeting via telephone only:

  • US Toll Free: 1-844-621-3956
  • Access code: 177 799 7525

Press # to continue without an attendee ID.

Learn More Here: Pathways to Decarbonization

Aug
25
Wed
2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Tribal Solar Development Policy Initiative
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy provides tribes information on energy efficiency and energy technologies and project development through webinars and online curriculum. All webinars are offered at no cost. 

Tribal energy projects can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. The 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can capture these wide-ranging benefits. Each webinar will share information, tools, resources, and potential funding opportunities.

Webinar Description

With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association (MTERA) have embarked on a 3-year initiative to address regulatory challenges to tribal solar deployment. The goal of this initiative is to articulate key barriers to tribal solar and solar-plus-storage adoption at all scales and to ready stakeholders to implement options to address these challenges. This webinar will share some early findings from the initiative and explain how others can get involved.

Register Here. 

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Sep
29
Wed
2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Building Electrification: Why and How
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy provides tribes information on energy efficiency and energy technologies and project development through webinars and online curriculum. All webinars are offered at no cost. 

Tribal energy projects can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. The 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can capture these wide-ranging benefits. Each webinar will share information, tools, resources, and potential funding opportunities.

Webinar Description

The goal of building electrification is to utilize electricity rather than fossil fuels for building heating and cooking applications. Doing so can improve indoor air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This webinar will explore this trending topic on the path to a clean energy future.

Register Here.

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Oct
2
Sat
American Solar Energy Society’s 2021 National Solar Tour
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day

The largest grassroots solar, renewable energy and sustainable
living event in the nation. 

2021 National Solar Tour forms are now open!

For 25 years, the American Solar Energy Society has organized and delivered the largest grassroots solar event in the U.S., the National Solar Tour.

On October 2-3, 2021 hundreds of people across the nation will show off their solar homes and businesses. During the event, solar owners and supporters will have a chance to connect, ask and answer questions, and participate in a nationwide in-person and virtual solar experience.

Deadline to sign up your Local Solar Tour or Solar Site and all supporting materials (videos, slideshows, resources, etc.) is August 15, 2021.

Click the following link to learn more: 2021 National Solar Tour

Oct
27
Wed
2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Energy Projects and Workforce Development: A Win-Win Opportunity
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy provides tribes information on energy efficiency and energy technologies and project development through webinars and online curriculum. All webinars are offered at no cost.

Tribal energy projects can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. The 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can capture these wide-ranging benefits. Each webinar will share information, tools, resources, and potential funding opportunities.

Webinar Description

Energy projects are often labor-intensive during construction—and once they are complete, local capability is needed to operate and maintain those energy systems. Tribes who develop a local workforce in conjunction with developing projects can realize improved project economics while creating local jobs and skilled labor. This webinar will explore this win-win opportunity.

Register Here.

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Nov
8
Mon
14th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference @ Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day

About

Shaped by volunteers from state agencies, farmer and rancher organizations, public power utilities, the renewable energy industry, and academia – the Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference aims to present accurate and objective information pertaining to all aspects of wind and solar development.

Early Bird Registration Ends October 11

The registration fee includes all sessions on Monday and Tuesday. It also includes breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments on both days as well as the Monday evening reception.

Visit the website to learn more.

Dec
8
Wed
2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Utility-Scale Solar Development on Tribal Lands
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy provides tribes information on energy efficiency and energy technologies and project development through webinars and online curriculum. All webinars are offered at no cost.

Tribal energy projects can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. The 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can capture these wide-ranging benefits. Each webinar will share information, tools, resources, and potential funding opportunities.

Webinar Description

Developing utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects can be a lengthy and complex process—and to date, only a few utility-scale projects have been built on tribal lands. This webinar will explore what goes into utility-scale solar development, including lessons learned from tribes who have successfully completed these larger-scale projects.

Register Here.

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