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2 September

Upcoming Solar Power International (SPI) 2012


Dear Fellow Solar Enthusiasts,

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There is an upcoming solar event, the Solar Power International (SPI) 2012, that will take place in Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, between September 10-13, 2012.  It is considered one of the largest and most comprehensive solar energy event in North America.  Besides thousands of professionals from solar energy and related fields, former President Bill Clinton will be there as a keynote speaker on September 12, 2012, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, to describe the challenge of globalization, to emphasize the growing interdependence, and to point toward the path of a common future based on shared goals and values.  SPI is also partnering with Solar Energy International (SEI) and North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) to provide free technical training in Orlando (Booth 1008);these 60-90 minute sessions, taught by SEI’s and NABCEP’s experienced instructors, are available to all SPI Full Conference and Expo Hall Only registrants.

“SPI is the most valuable U.S. solar networking event with unrivaled opportunities to meet with both leading and up-and-coming players in the solar sector from around the world.”  Lisa Frantzis, Managing Director of Energy, Navigant commented.

This is what Lee Peterson, Sr. Manager of National Tax-Renewable Energy, Reznick Group, said, “I’ve attended SPI every year since 2006, and it has always been the absolute best solar industry event. It attracts everyone who matters in the industry, provides current updates on all important aspects of solar energy, and gets all the people you need to meet in one place at one time. SPI is a must-attend event for every serious solar energy professional.”

Here is:  the Schedule-at-a-Glance, Registration information, Accommodation, Solar Idea Swaps, PV Technical TrainingsTurn Your Trip to SPI into a Vacation, etc.  To wet your appetite for this event, please allow me to show you a clip of SPI of last year (2011), below:

~have a bright and sunny day~

gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker,

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31 March

Learn About Solar Energy-It Is The Way of the Future!


Dear Readers,

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If you are in favor of renewable,  clean, or solar energy, please sign this petition for FIT/CLEAN Program, accessible at Thank you very much.
Dear Readers and Friends,

During my week at Kauai, outside of the 1.21 MW ground mounted PV system on 5 acres on windward side of Kauai and solar panels on top of the roofs of Kauai Community College, I did not see as many solar installations as I hoped/expected, given its plentiful sunshine and all of the terrific incentives mentioned in March 30, 2012,  post of .  So, in this post, I’d like to share one more factor/method to help reduce the cost of acquiring solar PV for individuals or businesses in Kauai, hoping this will help to encourage more people in Kauai to think of installing solar .

I understand that part of the cost of installing solar panels/PV is the actual installation.   Some/many people may feel that this is still a rather new technology and may shy away from considering installing/maintaining the equipment themselves/yourselves or even considering getting it.  So, now I would like to ask you, residents of Kauai and/or Hawaii, to consider taking some training courses locally to gain some understanding of what/how you may benefit from such installations.  Case in point, Kauai Community College has offered a course, Solar Photovoltaic Entry Level-Understanding Photovoltaic System Design Basics.  This course will cover: PV markets and applications;safety basics;electricity basics;solar energy fundamentals;PV module fundamentals;system components;PV system sizing principles;PV system electrical design;PV system mechanical design; performance analysis, maintenance & troubleshooting.  Successful completion of this course will demonstrate that students achieved a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the design, application, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone PV systems.  Below is the contact information and location of Kauai Community College:

Kaua’i Community College, Office of Continuing Education & Training, 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihu’e, HI  96766.  For class registration: (808)245-8318  or  (808)245-8336

Kauai Community College-Can you see the solar panels on top of the roof?-Photographed by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

Kauai Community College-Now you can really see those solar PV's-Photographed by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker


If you prefer to take online courses/workshops to gain better understanding about the solar PV, there are more and more courses available at different levels coming online.  For example, the Solar Living Institute (at Ukiah, CA) offers solar training courses online, yearly internships, and hosts SolFest (the renewable energy festival that attracts more than 10,000 people each year).  Here is a short demo of how The Solar Living Institute offers professional solar training options from the comfort of your home.  This solar training course is highly interactive and is based on NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioner) learning objectives.  Check out this demo, below:


More on the Solar Living Institute in the next post at

There are many routes in obtaining better understanding of solar energy and how we can transition into our world of renewable energy age.  Just look around !  Or, you can always email me at .  I’d be happy to help you out.

~have a bright and sunny day~

Gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

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