DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Financing, the Challenge Home Program, and More

July 10, 2013

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Upcoming Webinars

July 10: Live Webcast on Solar Financing

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's SunShot Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Innovation and Success in Solar Financing" on Wednesday, July 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will feature recent developments in solar project financing and customer acquisition models. The discussion will include an overview of recent developments in third-party solar financing, community shared solar, bulk purchasing, and Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN)/feed-in-tariff programs.

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July 17: Live Webcast on the Challenge Home Program

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Building Technologies Office and DOE Challenge Home

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "DOE Challenge Home Orientation: Better Business for Builders" on Wednesday, July 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will provide an overview of the Challenge Home program including the business case that focuses on minimizing costs and maximizing value to homebuyers and how to be recognized as an industry leader. Designed specifically for an audience of builders, architects, and raters, this webinar will address the value proposition of zero net-energy ready homes, the benefits of being a DOE Challenge Home partner, the process for qualifying homes in the Challenge Home program, and the technical specifications included in the DOE Challenge Home National Program Requirements.

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July 24: Live Webcast on Solar Planning and Zoning

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's SunShot Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Innovation and Success in Planning and Zoning" on Wednesday, July 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will highlight several successful initiatives to implement solar-friendly zoning codes and update building codes to better accommodate solar planning and development. The webinar will also briefly cover where solar fits into the planning and zoning processes, best practices in planning and zoning for solar, and recent initiatives that facilitated solar energy deployment through changes in local planning and zoning requirements.

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July 25: Live Webcast on Establishing Regional Resource Centers for Wind Power

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Wind Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Establishing Regional Resource Centers to Address Wind Market Barriers" on Thursday, July 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Wind Powering America National Technical Director Jonathan Bartlett and Technical Director Ian Baring-Gould will discuss DOE's plans to develop Regional Resource Centers (RRCs). The RRCs will be the backbone of wind activities that are focused on education and outreach. The goal of establishing regionally-based centers is to address market barriers and leverage opportunities shared across multiple states. Plans to release a request for proposals to establish RRCs during 2013 will also be discussed.

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August 7: Live Webcast on Innovation and Success in Solar Net Metering and Interconnection

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's SunShot Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Innovation and Success in Solar Net Metering and Interconnection" on Wednesday, August 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will provide an overview of recent successes in efforts to streamline solar interconnection and net metering application processes. It will also include case studies and lessons learned along with an introduction to new resources for improving net metering and interconnection policies and processes.

Register to attend the webinar.

Past Webinar

June 25: Live Webinar on Hydrogen Storage Materials Requirements

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled "Hydrogen Storage Materials Requirements to Meet the 2017 On Board Hydrogen Storage Technical Targets" on Tuesday, June 25. The Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence has been modeling and developing onboard hydrogen storage systems and components utilizing materials-based storage media to meet the Energy Department's 2017 technical targets for storage systems. This webinar addresses the critical materials requirements needed for both adsorbents and chemical hydrogen carriers to meet those targets.

View the past webinar.

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