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Unconventional Solar Applications - WEBINAR - Self Study

by Alex Nathanson and 4 others • Last updated 01/2023

Course description

While we know solar can be a great way to reduce energy costs for your residence or business, there are so many ways to apply solar technology to projects outside the standard use cases. Join our panelists as they discuss their unique applications for solar technology. Maybe you'll even come up with a few novel solar application ideas of your own!

This free webinar will happen live on Zoom from 12-1pm EST on Wednesday, February 8th. The recording will be available after the live event. Register here whether you plan to attend live, or watch at a later date.

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Full course outline

Module 1 - Unconventional Solar Applications - WEBINAR

  • Unconventional Solar Applications - Webinar Link


Alex Nathanson

founder & lead designer, Solar Power for Artists/ Energy Transition Design LLC

Alex Nathanson is a designer, technologist, artist, and educator. His work is primarily focused on exploring both the experimental and practical applications of sustainable energy technologies, particularly photovoltaic solar power. He is the founder and lead designer of the education platform Solar Power for Artists and its partner studio, Energy Transition Design LLC.... Learn more

Christopher LaForge

Certified Master Trainer (IREC), NABCEP Certified Photovoltaic Professional - Emeritus , Great Northern Solar

Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and a NABCEP certified photovoltaic installer-emeritus. He has been designing, specifying, and installing systems since 1988. He has been an instructor with the MREA since 1993 teaching Advanced Photovoltaic design and installation and is an ISPQ Affiliated Master Trainer. In 2016 he was named IREC's Master Trainer... Learn more

Jamie Swezey

Program Manager, Footprint Project

After over a decade of experience in government and non-profits, Jamie is enthralled by the nimbleness of innovative and equity-building disaster response. She previously worked on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee at the Minnesota House of Representatives and on the U.S.-Mexico border with the Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration... Learn more

William Heegaard

Operations Director, Footprint Project

Will Heegaard sees every disaster as an opportunity to build back greener. A registered paramedic, Will previously worked with International Medical Corps to deploy solar refrigeration in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak, then deployed with Team Rubicon after disasters in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico. Will currently serves on the Board of the Minnesota... Learn more

James Bechard

Sustainable Building Construction Specialist, Earthship Biotecture

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