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Solar Forums in February

The Rahus Institute has arranged to host a series of California Solar Center -Solar Forums in early 2008. The Solar Forum is open to all parties interested in learning about current issues regarding Solar Energy policy and development in California and an opportunity to network with others in the field. Be sure to reserve your space by pre-registering online below.

Dates and Locations, times: 9am to 4pm at both locations.

February 1, 2008 - Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange St. Riverside
CA [parking is free, nearest airport is Ontario ~ 20 minutes away]]

February 8, 2008 - Diablo Valley College - 200 Viking Drive. LOT3, FORUM
Room in Library Building Pleasant Hill, CA [nearest airport is Oakland  ~
40 minutes away)

Topics included at both Solar Forums are:

  • Review of the California Incentive Programs - California Solar Initiative, Munis, and New Solar Home Partnership
  • Legislative Snapshot - Review of 2007 and what lies ahead [Cal SEIA]
  • Is My PV System Working? A Review of Metering/Monitoring Performance Reporting Tools and Services
  • PV Simulator - a new online tool provides low-cost performance assessment
  • Education - A Review of Training Opportunities Statewide.
  • Solar Schoolhouse - Teaching Solar - the link between solar energy education programs and solar sales.
  • Project Highlights (Solar Decathlon, DVC Solar Carports, more)
  • Gear for the New Year - Product Highlights from Solar Power 2007
  • Solar Water Heating: New Law in place + San Diego Pilot underway = Solar Thermal Revival.

Participation at the 2007 CSC Solar Forums averaged 200 attendees at each venue. The audience is a mix of solar installers, manufacturers, distributors, utility personnel, state energy agency, local government, educators, advocates, homeowners & businesses seeking solar, plus others looking to enter the industry.

Thanks to the sponsors, both Solar Forum sessions are now FREE.

Reserve your space by registering online.

Space is Limited.  Lunch will be provided.

Sponsors: Riverside Public Utilities, SMUD, REGrid Power, Rahus Institute,
California Solar Center, Solar Schoolhouse.

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