DOE Announces Webinars on Investment Funds for Clean Energy Programs, EERE's Small Business Innovation Research Program, and More

December 05, 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

December 5: Live Webinar on Clean Energy Program Financing

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Technical Assistance Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Show Me the Money! Raising Investment Funds for Clean Energy Programs and Working with Financial Institutions" on Thursday, December 5, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This webinar will provide an introduction to launching clean energy programs for small local governments, economic development authorities, and non-profit organizations that wish to seek financing from private institutions. Different types of financing and lenders will be explored, including how they are likely to respond to the risks and opportunities associated with clean energy program funding. The webinar will present a step-by-step process for approaching lenders, and highlight additional resources for taking these steps.

Register to attend the webinar.

December 9: Live Webinar on Small Business Innovation Research Grants for First Time Applicants

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's SBIR Program

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "EE SBIR Webinar for First Time Applicants on FY14 Phase I Release 2 Topics" on Monday, December 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar is intended to benefit first time applicants to EERE's research topics in the FY14 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Funding Opportunity. The webinar will feature opening remarks from Mr. Jere Glover, one of the founders of the federal SBIR program, and will feature experts from EERE's technology offices who will provide background information that can often be difficult for first time applicants to find. The EERE SBIR goal is to increase the number of applicants from women- and minority-owned small businesses.

Register to attend the webinar.

December 13: Live Webinar on Engaging Students in Energy

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Education and Workforce Development

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Engaging Students in Energy" on Friday, December 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webcast will provide information to educators, administrators, and others interested in learning more about the Department of Energy's efforts to increase opportunities for colleges, universities and their students in energy, including information on the Energy 101 project and framework, DOE's Minorities in Energy Initiative, and other EERE student engagement programs.

Register to attend the webinar.

December 18: Live Webinar on the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study, Phase 2

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2" on Wednesday, December 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During the webinar, Greg Brinkman, a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will present the results of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS), Phase 2. This study, which follows the first phase of WWSIS, focuses on potential emissions and wear-and-tear costs of cycling fossil-fueled generators in scenarios with wind and solar generation integration of up to 33%.

No registration is required. Join the webinar here.

December 18: Live Webinar on Pre-engineered Metal Building Envelope Commissioning

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Commercial Buildings Integration Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Introduction to Pre-engineered Metal Building Envelope Commissioning" on Wednesday, December 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The metal building industry produces more than 50% of all new low-rise nonresidential construction in the United States. These buildings serve many different commercial, industrial, institutional, and educational purposes. The webinar will offer participants: an introduction to pre-engineered metal building envelope commissioning, stakeholders and participants; current guidelines and standards related to commissioning; and envelope-specific commissioning tests. The information in this webinar will also be widely applicable to other low-rise commercial building uses.

Register to attend the webinar.

Past Webinar

November 19: Micro-Structural Mitigation Strategies for PEM Fuel Cells

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Micro-Structural Mitigation Strategies for PEM Fuel Cells" on Tuesday, November 19. During the webinar, Ballard Power Systems highlights an open-source fuel cell simulation package funded by EERE that allows users to simulate both the performance and durability of a PEM fuel cell membrane electrode assembly. The details of the model are also discussed with a focus on the theory, background, validation, and results of the simulation package.

View the past webinar.

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