DOE announces webinars on solar tools, building energy optimization, and more



The Energy Department will help host a live webinar titled “Top Solar Tools: What are they and how do they help policymakers?” on Wednesday, May 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. As part of the Solar Technical Assistance Team's Do-It-Yourself Solar Market Analysis summer series, this webinar will give an overview of the basics behind some of the most popular solar energy tools available to policymakers. Attendees will learn the optimal approaches for using energy calculators such as PVWatts, financial estimators like JEDI, and solar data aggregators such as OpenPV. Register to attend the webinar.

The Energy Department will also present a live webinar titled “Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training” on Thursday, May 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will train attendees on how to use the BEopt tool, which was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory through the Energy Department’s Building America Program. Attendees will learn how this free software has helped to design and sell cost-effective high-efficiency homes and how the tool provides opportunities for builders to improve their home designs by finding the best efficiency measures for specific climates and budgets.

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Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy