Education and training to keep you up-to-date on the solar thermal industry.



April 20
Fundamentals of Solar Thermal Systems

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, N.Y.
This workshop begins with the basics of how solar energy is collected and used to heat domestic hot water.
Taught by John Siegenthaler, P.E.
To register, contact Donna Skibitski, donna.skibitski@mvcc.edu.

APRIL 21
Advanced Solar Thermal System Design

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, N.Y.
This workshop expands systems from domestic water heating only to “combisystems” that supply both domestic hot water and some of a building’s space heating load.
Taught by John Siegenthaler, P.E.
To register, contact Donna Skibitski, donna.skibitski@mvcc.edu.

MAY 1-3
National Green Building Conference & Expo

Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Learn about a variety of green building technologies, including solar thermal and geothermal.
www.nahb.org/greenbuildingconference

MAY 4-6
Geothermal and Solar

Viega Educational Facility
Nashua, N.H.
This course will cover design and installation options for geothermal and solar systems.
www.viega.com

MAY 10
Fundamentals of Closed-Loop Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, N.Y.
This full-day seminar covers the fundamentals of geothermal heat pump technology.
Taught by John Siegenthaler, P.E.
To register, contact Donna Skibitski, donna.skibitski@mvcc.edu.

MAY 11
Advanced Applications of Closed-Loop Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, N.Y.
This workshop focuses on applications of multiple geothermal heat pump systems in large residential or commercial/industrial applications.
Taught by John Siegenthaler, P.E.
To register, contact Donna Skibitski, donna.skibitski@mvcc.edu.

MAY 17-21
National Solar Conference

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, N.C.
www.nationalsolarconference.org

MAY 18
Basic Solar Hot Water Workshop (Theory)

Heliodyne
Richmond, Calif.
www.heliodyne.com

MAY 19
Basic Solar Hot Water Workshop (Hands-on)

Heliodyne
Richmond, Calif. 
www.heliodyne.com

MAY 26
Coffee with Caleffi product training webinar

Introducing the Solar Rating and Certification Corp.
12-1 p.m. CDT
www.caleffi.us

JUNE 8-10
Geothermal and Solar

Viega Educational Facility
Nashua, N.H.
This course will cover design and installation options for geothermal and solar systems.
www.viega.com

JUNE 9
Vi 102 Vitosol Application and Installation

Viessmann Academy
Warwick, R.I.
www.viessmann.us

JUNE 22
Introduction to Thermal Solar Systems

ESPCO
Mt. Kisco Holiday Inn
Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
www.ESPCOtraining.com

AUG. 4-5
Commercial Solar Thermal Product School

Lochinvar University
Lebanon, Tenn.
www.lochinvar.com/training.aspx

AUG. 18
Introduction to Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps

ESPCO
Parsippany Holiday Inn
Parsippany, N.J.
www.ESPCOtraining.com

AUG. 24
Introduction to Thermal Solar Systems

ESPCO
Parsippany Holiday Inn
Parsippany, N.J.
www.ESPCOtraining.com

SEPT. 14
Introduction to Thermal Solar Systems

ESPCO

Westbury Holiday Inn
Carle Place, NY
www.ESPCOtraining.com

SEPT. 23-OCT. 2
Solar Decathlon

National Mall’s West Potomomac Park
Washington, D.C.
The fifth DOE competition will feature 16 U.S. teams from 14 states, including California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. The competition will also include teams from Belgium, Canada, China and New Zealand.
www.solardecathlon.org

OCT. 4-7
Greenbuild 2011

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The first internationally hosted Greenbuild asks, “What’s next?” The Canada Green Building Council will be the host committee.
www.greenbuildexpo.org

OCT. 18-20
Solar Power International 2011

Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, Texas
Solar Power International is the largest solar conference and expo in North America and attracts the widest range of professional attendees. The event also educates consumers through a one-night public opening of the expo hall.
www.solarpowerinternational.com

Helpful Websites

Check out these sites for information on solar heating and solar power.

The Solar Rating And Certification Corp.
www.solar-rating.org
The Solar Rating and Certification Corp. currently administers a certification, rating and labeling program for solar collectors and a similar program for complete solar water heating systems.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory
www.nrel.gov/gis/solar.html
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Geographic Information System team analyzes wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and other energy resources. The specific website we’ve listed offers solar maps.

The Energy Information Administration
www.eia.doe.gov
The Energy Information Administration is a helpful source for official energy statistics for various markets.

The Database Of State Incentives For Renewables & Efficiency
www.dsireusa.org
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The American Solar Energy Society
The Solar Energy Industry Association
www.ases.org and www.seia.org
These are separate nonprofit trade groups dedicated to the solar energy industry in the United States. The ASES publishes Solar Today and will host Solar 2011 May 17-21 in Raleigh, N.C. The SEIA cosponsors Solar Power International Oct. 17-20 in Dallas.

GRIST
www.grist.org
Not just limited to solar. This green blog has a little bit of everything.