We are Pleased to Announce the Solar 3.0 Training
to Reduce Solar Soft Costs Will Be Part
of the Solar Powering Your Community Conference!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
10:45 AM to 4:30 PM (CT)
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive
If you would like to only attend the Solar 3.0 Training and not the full Solar Powering Your Community conference, please register here: Solar 3.0
If you work for a city, utility, company, or organization involved in permitting, interconnecting, selling, installing, inspecting, or financing residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, consider attending “Solar 3.0 Training to Reduce Soft Costs” at Grow Solar’s Solar Powering Your Community Conference. The training is offered as one of the conference break-out sessions.
Solar 3.0 Expert Training to Reduce Soft Costs” will highlight best practices and standards in the areas of solar permitting, installation, interconnection, and inspection. Presentations by experts from solar, electrical, and safety organizations, including Bill McGovern from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and Jeff Fecteau from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), will help you learn how make your local solar industry competitive. The training includes information about the 2011 National Electrical Code and the 2012 International Fire Code, International Building Code, International Residential Code, and International Green Construction Code as they pertain to PV installations. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.
The Solar 3.0 initiative focuses on reducing the cost of residential and commercial PV installations in the U.S. market. The effort is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.
Attendees of the Solar 3.0 training break-out session will receive:
• Presentations and information from PV and electrical experts about innovations in PV installations, permitting, inspection, financing, and interconnection
• Details on how Solar 3.0 can benefit your community
• Results of a survey of 500+ building inspectors regarding U.S. solar installation trends
• A free online solar training course covering inspection, installation, and permitting practices (with CEUs)
• An introduction to Solar30.org, a clearinghouse for best practices and standards in solar PV
• Advice about how to engage with the Solar 3.0 team
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Which organizations are managing and providing service to the Solar 3.0 program?
Sub-award contract holders and in-kind contributors to the Solar 3.0 program include: Burnham Energy, East Bay Green Corridor, Rocky Mountain Institute, ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA, IAEI, Mainstream Energy, OnGrid Solar, Sierra Club, Solar Electric Power Association, SolarNexus, Solar Sonoma County, SolarTech, SRA International, SunPower, UL, University of Missouri Law School, and Vote Solar.
2) How can I learn more about the event and the Solar 3.0 program?
For information about the Solar Powering Your Community Conference, visit the Grow Solar website. For specifics about Solar 3.0 and the Solar 3.0 training, visit solar30.org or e-mail .
3) How much does it cost to attend Solar 3.0 and do I need a ticket to get in?
There is a fee for the full Solar Powering Your Community Conference. Participants interested in the Solar 3.0 training only must register using the special registration link (http://solar30inmadison.eventbrite.com). Solar 3.0 participants who use the Eventbrite registration may attend the conference keynotes and lunch but are not eligible to attend other conference breakout sessions. You do not need to register for the full conference to attend the Solar 3.0 training. However, if you would like to attend other breakout sessions at the conference, you will need to register on the Grow Solar website.
There are a limited number of seats available for this special Solar 3.0 session. When you complete the Solar 3.0 Eventbrite registration, you will receive a confirmation ticket that you need to print out and bring with you to the event.
The Solar 3.0 training breakout session begins at 10:45 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. The Solar Powering Your Community Conference begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.
4) Is there parking at the event?
Yes, there is plenty of paid parking available at and near Monona Terrace. Handicap-accessible parking is free of charge.
5) Is there public transportation to the event?
There is daily bus service available to downtown Madison. More information is available on the Monona Terrace website.
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