Anytime: APS STAR Center Virtual Tour – Welcome to a virtual tour of the APS Solar Test and Research (STAR) Center [Arizona], one of the world’s premier solar test and research facilities. At STAR, APS tests and develops technologies for converting solar energy into electricity. APS uses STAR to learn how to produce low-cost electricity from sunlight, using current and emerging photovoltaic solar technologies.

Photovoltaic System Design and Installation – Diablo Valley College -Pleasant Hill, CA – Teacher Tom Chatagnier continues his very affordable classes on renewable energy. This course covers photovoltaic systems, site evaluation, configuration options, installation options, performance testing and maintenance. This course includes many ‘hands on’ activities working with real equipment. Aligned with NABCEP for those interested in certification. (search under Alt technologies) for info and registration or 925/685-1230 x 2522

October- Solar Home Tours – at various locations. Check nationally at ASES website for location near you. NorCal Solar hosts a number of tours in Northern California

SOLAR POWER International – National Conference”. – SOLAR POWER is the can’t-be-missed event for anyone involved in or interested in learning about solar technologies and markets. Solar electric (photovoltaics), solar water heating, and concentrating solar power will all be covered. .Solar Power International includes: Sessions on technology, markets, and policy, Expo, Manufacturer training, and Product demonstrations. Check for dates – October…

Solar Living Center [Hopland – Ongoing Workshops] – a wide variety of topics offered in 1-5 day workshops. check website for current offerings.

Pacific Energy Center [San Francisco – Ongoing Workshops] – in addition to offering FREE workshops on solar topics, the Pacific Energy Center also has a wide variety of workshops on energy efficient design for the architectural and engineering audience. check website for current offerings.

Diablo Valley College [Pleasant Hill – recurring RE courses] – Photovoltaic System Design and Installation. Check DVC Website and search under Schedule of Courses for “Alternative Energy Technologies”. Tom Chatagnier is the instructor.

Solar Forum presentations online – Presentations from the February Solar Forum in Anaheim are available online. The range of topics include: CEC Rebate program, Self Generation Program update, State Solar Policy, City of Anaheim Solar activities, Zero Energy Homes, buying Solar Renewable Energy Credits, and recent Solar Schoolhouse activities..