How these 22 cities could shape the future of solar photovoltaics

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by Kamaria Greenfield, BCAP The year 2030 is a meaningful one across the world of energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Architecture 2030 challenge aims to have all new buildings, developments, and major renovations be carbon neutral by this date. As a result of the Paris climate agreement, many countries have made pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions on this same timeframe. And last month, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative announced their own 2030 targe...
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Trainers Wanted for National Solar PV Education Project

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by Maria Ellingson The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) and the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) are seeking five licensed design professionals (architects and/or engineers) to serve as solar photovoltaic (PV) trainers. This project will utilize a peer-to-peer approach to deliver education and resource access to designers in 18 training workshops across the country. Funding for this project is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Solar Training and Educati...
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Timely Solar Training for Design Professionals Coming Soon

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by Maria Ellingson, BCAP Program Director NOTE: This blog post is part of the SunShot Initiative’s series on solar and real estate. Read all the posts here. Learn more about the SunShot Initiative and register for training here America’s demand for solar energy is spreading - and fast. In just the last eight years, solar electricity generation has increased 30 fold and solar jobs are growing 12 times faster than the rest of the economy. Recent federal policies are making solar even more...
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Solar PV Subject Matter Experts Wanted for National Training Project

The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) and the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) are seeking Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to help develop, review and perfect solar photo-voltaic (PV) training materials and messaging for design professionals. Incorporating solar energy into the design of buildings and homes not only saves future owners from the expense of adding solar later, but will reduce the operational costs of the building. BCAP and CSE have been selected by the U.S. Department o...
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U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Selects the Building Codes Assistance Project and Center for Sustainable Energy to Provide Solar Training and Education to Design Professionals

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CONTACT: Maria EllingsonBuilding Codes Assistance Project419-724-4571mellingson@bcapcodes.org Ian MonahanCenter for Sustainable Energy858-634-4927ian.monahan@energycenter.org Visit BCAP’sSunShot Initiative Page WASHINGTON, DC, May 17, 2016 — The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), the trusted, non-partisan U.S. leader for energy codes advocacy, research, analysis, and training, has won a cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. In partners...
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