Calendar of Events

The ISEA Events Calendar provides information about events, courses, conferences and workshops offered by the ISEA as well as other organizations related to solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy.

Online registration for all courses is available by clicking on the register button at the bottom of the page.  Events that require payment can be paid with a debit card, credit card, or PayPal account.  To receive the membership rate for any events, please login as a member first, then register for the event.

You may also email us at contactisea@illinoissolar.org if you know of an event that is not listed and think it would benefit our members, if you wish to partner or sponsor an event, or if you have questions or experience any difficulties. 



Upcoming events

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 17 Mar 2018
    • Milwaukee, WI

    Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with 46 hours of solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment practices, and design principles and considerations.

    Upon academy completion, students qualify to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam, an increasingly sought-after solar credential valued by the industry.


    REGISTER BY 11/17/17 AND SAVE $100! www.midwestrenew.org/sta 

    Dates

    1/13/18 - 1/14/18
    2/10/18 - 2/11/18
    3/10/18 - 3/11/18
    Exam Day: 3/17/18



    Additionally we are offering a free PV 101 online course for veterans. They can register here, and use code vets101 to register for free


    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • 765 Munshaw Ln, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

    IBEW Local 117 and Trajectory Energy Partners invite you to an open Town Hall, Wednesday, January 17th at 5:30 p.m. at the IBEW Local 117 Hall to discuss the opportunities for solar development in Crystal Lake and McHenry County.

    At our Town Hall we will detail how land owners, communities, businesses, and residents can get started and the benefits of a solar project for them.

    We will listen for community input on potential solar projects and to engage in a discussion about the opportunities for Crystal Lake and McHenry County communities.

    Join us, Wednesday, January 17th at 5:30 p.m., at the IBEW Local 117 Hall for this exciting conversation about the future of solar in Illinois.

    For more information, please contact Trajectory Energy at info@trajectoryenergy.com.

    All are welcome

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • ELPC Office, 35 E Wacker Drive, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60601

    Presenters:  David McEllis, ELPC and Jennifer Walling, IEC


    It's more important than ever to make sure that our state legislators are working to protect the environment.  Understanding the workings of the Illinois legislature can be difficult. This lecture/webinar will cover how a bill becomes a law in Illinois and how you can participate by building a relationship with your state lawmakers.

     

    We have been approved for CLE credit for any attorneys wishing to attend this course.  


    Please RSVP here.


    A dial-in number will be provided to those who can't make it in person.

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Environmental Law and Policy Center Office, 35 E. Wacker, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60601

    It's more important than ever to make sure that our state legislators are protecting the environment, but understanding the workings of the Illinois legislature can be difficult. This lecture/training will cover how a bill becomes a law in Illinois and how you can participate in the process by building a relationship with your state lawmakers.


    For attorneys interested in this course, we are approved to award CLE credit for attending in person or via webinar.


    WHEN: 

    Friday, January 19, 11AM to 1PM


    WHERE: 

    Environmental Law and Policy Center Office

    35 E. Wacker Suite 1600

    Chicago, IL 60601


    AND Online via web/phone (link/number to be provided once registered)


    Presenters: David McEllis, Environmental Law & Policy Center and Jennifer Walling, Illinois Environmental Council


    Click here to register



    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 17 Mar 2018
    • Normal, IL

    Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with 46 hours of solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment practices, and design principles and considerations.

    Upon academy completion, students qualify to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam, an increasingly sought-after solar credential valued by the industry.


    REGISTER BY 11/17/17 AND SAVE $100! www.midwestrenew.org/sta 

    Dates 


    1/20/18 - 1/21/18
    2/17/18 - 2/18/18
    3/10/18 - 3/11/18
    Exam Day: 3/17/18



    Additionally we are offering a free PV 101 online course for veterans. They can register here, and use code vets101 to register for free


    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Homer Township Town Hall, 16057 S. Cedar Road, Lockport, IL 60491

    Please join Minority Leader Jim Durkin, Senator John F. Curran, and State Representative David Olsen, and environmental experts to learn more about important environmental topics and what you can do.  The Illinois Environmental Council, Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Illinois Solar Energy Association, and Citizen's Utility Board will present on Illinois' leadership on the Future Energy Jobs Act, how Illinois can continue to invest in clean energy for a stronger economy, customer savings through energy efficiency programs, and how homeowners can take advantage of new solar energy options. 

     

    When: Thursday January 25th

    Where: Homer Township Town Hall

    16057 S. Cedar Road

    Lockport, IL 60491

     

    RSVP at: ilenviro.org/homertownhall 


    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 24 Mar 2018
    • Dubuque, IA

    Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with 46 hours of solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment practices, and design principles and considerations.

    Upon academy completion, students qualify to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam, an increasingly sought-after solar credential valued by the industry.


    REGISTER BY 11/17/17 AND SAVE $100! www.midwestrenew.org/sta 

    Dates


    1/27/18 - 1/28/18
    2/17/18 - 2/18/18
    3/17/18 - 3/18/18
    Exam Day: 3/24/18



    Additionally we are offering a free PV 101 online course for veterans. They can register here, and use code vets101 to register for free


    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 07 Apr 2018
    • Champaign, IL

    Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with 46 hours of solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment practices, and design principles and considerations.

    Upon academy completion, students qualify to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam, an increasingly sought-after solar credential valued by the industry.


    REGISTER BY 11/17/17 AND SAVE $100! www.midwestrenew.org/sta 

    Dates


    1/27/18 - 1/28/17 
    2/24/18 - 2/25/18
    3/24/18 - 3/25/18
    Exam Day: 4/7/18



    Additionally we are offering a free PV 101 online course for veterans. They can register here, and use code vets101 to register for free


    • 29 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • IBEW Local 701 Hall, 28600 Bella Vista Parkway, Warrenville, IL 60555

    The Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) will stimulate job creation throughout our state, providing the opportunity to strengthen our local economy by expanding solar/renewable energy programs.


    IS DUPAGE COUNTY READY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES?


    Join local municipal leaders, business leaders, and residents to learn how DuPage County can best take advantage of all FEJA has to offer, thereby ensuring a bright and resilient future for all of us.


    Speakers include Jack Darin, Director, Illinois Sierra Club;

    Edith Makra, Director of Environmental Initiatives; Metropolitan Mayors Caucus;

    Troy Hammond, President, North Central College;

    Lisa Albrecht, Vice President & Policy Committee Chairman, Illinois Solar Energy Association


    Seating is limited; no cost to attend. Reservations required.

    To attend, please RSVP by January 22, 2018 with your name via email to info@powerforwarddupage.com.


    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Webinar - click link in confirmation email
    Register

     

    This monthly policy webinar is open to ISEA business members and by invitation

     

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

     

    Please don't forget to click the link in the email!


    ISEA monthly policy webinars are intended to provide the Illinois solar industry with up to date information on current policy activities, as well as educate ISEA business members on opportunities that have the potential increase your business.

     

    The ISEA policy committee, comprised of Illinois industry leaders, as well as guest experts, share their knowledge and experience with attendees.


    Recordings of ISEA policy webinars are made available to ISEA business members. In order to view the most recent webinar:

    1. Log into your ISEA account
    2. And then click here to view a recording of the webinar.


    • 31 Jan 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Curious about solar energy? The Illinois Solar Energy Association holds a free webinar once a month to teach anyone who wants to learn about how solar works, what being a solar owner in Illinois entails, and a personal story or two from ISEA's Solar Ambassadors.


    Click here to register!

    • 20 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Werner Electric Supply, 4800 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54914

    OutBack Power’s comprehensive NABCEP-registered Certificate Training Program covers all aspects of energy storage-based systems and helps students earn PV Installation Professional Certification or Recertification. This accelerated program focuses on the FLEXpower FXR and Radian Series systems with new GridZero and Advanced Battery Charging technologies. Training includes system concepts, technologies and planning, designing, programming, commissioning, and testing. 


    Date: February 20-22, 2018
    Location: 
    Werner Electric Supply - Appleton
    Time: 
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided)
    Fee: 
    $399


    Click here to see the full training flyer!


    Click here to register!

    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Northbrook Public Library - Pollak Room (first floor), 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062

    Join our Solar Ambassadors at the Northbrook Public Library to learn about how to go solar and to hear their personal solar stories!

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