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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

    • 12 Aug 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc-qqqzgoGdAtn3i0xAzZoWjGtsciKEVB

    The Illinois Solar Education Association is proud to present a new webinar discussing solar for public buildings! 

    Join us on Thursday, August 12th at 2 PM to learn about the processes in place for towns and municipalities to invest in solar, as well as the impact using renewable energy has had on operations. Since every installation is a little different, this presentation will feature two speakers - Daniel Hebreard, President of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, and Sarah Grammer, Normal Township Supervisor - and will be moderated by ISEA's Solar Ambassador Jeff Gahris.

    Register for the webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc-qqqzgoGdAtn3i0xAzZoWjGtsciKEVB

    Daniel Hebreard is a lifelong DuPage County resident. After earning a bachelor’s degree with honors in parks and recreation management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he worked for two local recreation departments before joining the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County as a ranger in 2005. While at the Forest Preserve District he earned a master’s in business administration from Benedictine University.

    He and his wife, Donna, have two children and live in Woodridge in a home powered entirely by solar energy. Dan also drives an electric car. He looks forward to bringing more solar-powered amenities to the forest preserves and developing trail connections that will make it easier for residents to access and enjoy the preserves.

    Sarah Grammer holds a degree in business administration and ran a small family business before being elected Normal Township Supervisor in 2017. As Supervisor, Sarah has worked diligently to provide assistance to residents experiencing financial hardships. Sarah also dedicated herself to expanding and enhancing the Normal Township Activity & Recreation Center (ARC), which provides access to fitness equipment, wellness activities, as well as recreational, socialization, and educational opportunities to community members aged 55 and over. She increased assistance levels to prevent struggling families from having utilities disconnected or being evicted. She led a 3,500 square foot addition to the ARC and oversaw updates to the HVAC system and the implementation of solar power — all without increasing property taxes.

    Jeff Gahris is a long-time ISEA Solar Ambassador, and a recent elect to the Forest Preserve District board of commissioners in Nov. 2020. A 30-year resident of DuPage County, Gahris has been an active volunteer for numerous organizations in addition to ISEA, including the Sierra Club’s River Prairie Group, the DuPage Clean Energy Coalition, and Citizens Climate Lobby. He worked for state and federal agencies implementing Clean Air Act programs and regulations for 36 years before retiring.

    Gahris has a masters degree in environmental science from the Institute of Environmental Sciences at Miami University. He and his wife live in Wheaton, where they have solar panels installed on their roof.

    • 17 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom - Login to your ISEA account and register in order to receive the call-in info
    Register

    Join ISEA for a federal policy update from Robin Dutta, SunPower's Senior Manager of Market Development and Policy!

    There have been many expectations and prognostications regarding what will be in a final federal infrastructure package. There were President Biden’s proposals, numerous individual pieces of legislation, and multiple bipartisan negotiations. Now, there is a bipartisan “hard infrastructure” package and a second package that will be made up of climate, clean energy, and various social programs. This webinar will push away all the noise and get down to the basics: what we know, what is possible, and what to look for.

    Robin Dutta has worked on SunPower’s policy team since 2015. He currently leads the company’s federal policy work, with a focus on congressional affairs. Robin previously ran SunPower’s east coast state affairs work, and has worked closely on regulatory and legislative policies on net metering and clean energy incentive programs, and energy storage initiatives. Robin has previously served on the boards of the Chesapeake Solar and Storage Association and the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association. He holds a graduate degree from the University of Delaware’s Joseph R. Biden School of Public Policy. Originally from New Jersey, Robin currently resides in Washington, D.C. 

    Login to your ISEA account in order to register. The Zoom call-in info will be sent to you in your confirmation email.

    • 26 Aug 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qde-trTIjHtBWXAYBcp05Wcv0ikzZR1Z_

    Find out how you can shine with solar energy, even if you do not always get direct sunlight. In this discussion with an Illinois Solar Energy Association Solar Ambassador, you will learn:

    • How solar energy works in Illinois
    • The benefits and challenges of residential solar energy
    • The upfront costs and long-terms savings, including current financial incentives in Illinois
    • Considerations for properties with shade
    • Resources for finding reputable installers

    Register for the Webinar Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qde-trTIjHtBWXAYBcp05Wcv0ikzZR1Z_

    • 20 Sep 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sce-rqjojGtVxGd5eCyPST4fj32AIUCAi

    Find out how you can shine with solar energy, even if you do not always get direct sunlight. In this discussion with an Illinois Solar Energy Association Solar Ambassador, you will learn:

    • How solar energy works in Illinois
    • The benefits and challenges of residential solar energy
    • The upfront costs and long-terms savings, including current financial incentives in Illinois
    • Considerations for properties with shade
    • Resources for finding reputable installers

    Register for the Webinar Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sce-rqjojGtVxGd5eCyPST4fj32AIUCAi

    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Illinois - Statewide and Online!
    Register

    Register to Attend the 2021 Illinois Solar Tour!

    The Illinois Solar Tour is a series of FREE, public open houses and video tours all across the State to demonstrate how Illinois homes and businesses are using solar, wind, geothermal, passive solar design, energy efficiency, and more to be energy independent.

    This year, the Solar Tour will be in a HYBRID format! Some sites will hold in-person tours, some will hold video tours, and some will hold both! Please check individual sites to make sure that it will be open for in-person tours.

    Attend the Solar Tour to:

    • Learn how solar home and business owners are becoming energy independent
    • Meet people who have renewable energy installations
    • Learn about the technology options and see how they are installed
    • Hear how different renewable energy technologies work together
    • Find out all of the ways you can use clean energy to power your life!

    Renewable energy system owners and installers will be providing the tours of their homes and establishments and can answer your questions on how you too can harness the power of the sun and wind to fuel your home and business.

    DO NOT REGISTER HERE TO BECOME A HOST SITE.  Host Site registration and more information about how to become a host site or become a sponsor can be found on the Illinois Solar Tour website!

    The Solar Tour: A National Event

    The ISEA Illinois Solar Tour is part of the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) National Solar Tour event, “the largest grassroots solar event in history.” More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S. on tour day.

    • 19 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUude-oqzsjE9dujJrWUYH1YyI0Auh2pLuB

    Find out how you can shine with solar energy, even if you do not always get direct sunlight. In this discussion with an Illinois Solar Energy Association Solar Ambassador, you will learn:

    • How solar energy works in Illinois
    • The benefits and challenges of residential solar energy
    • The upfront costs and long-terms savings, including current financial incentives in Illinois
    • Considerations for properties with shade
    • Resources for finding reputable installers

    Register for the Webinar Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUude-oqzsjE9dujJrWUYH1YyI0Auh2pLuB

    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdeypqjIpGdT6_mohqnxVcsp96ua1RWMK

    Find out how you can shine with solar energy, even if you do not always get direct sunlight. In this discussion with an Illinois Solar Energy Association Solar Ambassador, you will learn:

    • How solar energy works in Illinois
    • The benefits and challenges of residential solar energy
    • The upfront costs and long-terms savings, including current financial incentives in Illinois
    • Considerations for properties with shade
    • Resources for finding reputable installers

    Register for the Webinar Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdeypqjIpGdT6_mohqnxVcsp96ua1RWMK

    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcuqgqzwtH9H-5EHUdW8Vm2Tu5s5ErBsQ

    Find out how you can shine with solar energy, even if you do not always get direct sunlight. In this discussion with an Illinois Solar Energy Association Solar Ambassador, you will learn:

    • How solar energy works in Illinois
    • The benefits and challenges of residential solar energy
    • The upfront costs and long-terms savings, including current financial incentives in Illinois
    • Considerations for properties with shade
    • Resources for finding reputable installers

    Register for the Webinar Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcuqgqzwtH9H-5EHUdW8Vm2Tu5s5ErBsQ


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