Sponsored by Microgrid Knowledge, Microgrid 2021 is a free online conference now underway through June 3. Register for free here and watch any of the live webinars, panels, tours or showcases. You also can ask questions of panelists and watch replays of past sessions. Click here for information about the May 18-20 sessions. Conference registration is required by midnight tonight for the May 18 panels.
The Omaha Public Power District’s Board of Directors recently announced Javier Fernandez as the candidate they would like to move forward with as a finalist for OPPD’s CEO. Prior to the board making a final decision, they gave the public an opportunity to meet him online. Click here to watch a recording of the event. You can also access his resume in the Documents section on the following Community Connect page: CEO Transition
OPPD’s first three Pathways to Decarbonization workshops were held virtually via WebEx on April 7 and 28 and May 12. Workshops are technical in nature and designed to build from one another. Watch recordings of the first three events and register for the next workshop at OPPDCommunityConnect.com
Workshop #4: Developing Modeling Approach, May 26, from 4–6 p.m.
Featured Solar Examples
Nature Conservancy’s off-grid solar system at the Niobrara Valley Preserve. Installer: SWT Energy
Village of Walthill’s solar park located north of the Evergreen Cemetery. Installer: GC ReVOLT
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Q: Our grandson wants to become a solar installer when he graduates from high school next year. We’re planning on working together on a solar project this summer, but we haven’t decided yet whether it will be large or small. His parents have room in their back yard for a ground-mounted system or a solar arbor, possibly with battery storage. You’ve posted solar books on your website in the past, including ones for do-it-yourselfers. Will you please share them again?
A: You are to be commended for providing this educational opportunity for your grandson, one that will give him a head start in his chosen field. Below, we’ve listed six books that provide a variety of projects for your consideration.Before starting a large project like the ones you mention, we ask that all do-it-yourselfers read the following article posted on Storey Publishing Company’s website: Installing Your Own Solar Panels? First, Check This Checklist