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20 January 2010 to 21 January 2010

Cameroon’s energy experts debate the best way forward for their resource
rich country. The conference held on 20-21 January 2009 is a must attend for
senior industry representative, legal advisors, financial sponsors operating
in these sectors and other professionals interested in initiating investments
in the Cameroon energy and water resource sector.

For further information: [1]


29 June 2010 to 1 July 2010

AEF is the marketplace for business opportunities in the African power
sector. Those African countries that have succeeded in attracting the most
investment are those that make the most use of the Africa Energy Forum to
meet the market.

AEF is held in Europe and provides easy access to the world’s major
investors, financiers, developers, and advisors.

For further information, please, visit the AEF website [1].


25 September 2010 to 30 September 2010

At the 9th WREC Congress in Florence, Italy held in September 2006 the
Council of WREC/WREN voted to hold the World Renewable Energy Congress XI in
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (September 2010).
Abu Dhabi Environment Agency and WREN have agreed the theme of the Congress
and the associated Exhibition to be: *TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT: Green
Buildings and Renewable Energy Options*.
Recognizing the synergy between sustainable development, green buildings and
energy, the organizers welcome MASDAR’s participation to enhance the use of
Renewable Energy in Green Buildings to achieve a sustainable environment in
the UAE and globally.
The Congress is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed
Al Nahyan Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region Abu Dhabi and
Chairman of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi.

 Further information: [1]


18 January 2010 to 21 January 2010

World Future Energy Summit, the world’s platform for sustainable future
energy solutions, provides an ideal networking event for industry leaders,
investors, scientists, specialists, policymakers and researchers to discuss
the challenges of rising energy demand and actions to achieve a cleaner and
more sustainable future for the world.

In April 2006, Abu Dhabi took a bold and historic decision to embrace
renewable and sustainable energy solutions. As the first major
hydrocarbon-producing nation to take such a step, it established its
leadership position by launching Masdar, a global cooperative platform
dedicated to finding and deploying solutions to some of the mankind’s most
pressing issues: energy security, climate change and truly sustainable human
development. [1]


12 May 2010 to 14 May 2010

*Wind Power Africa 2010*

12-14 May 2010, Cape Town, South Africa
further information: [1]


11 May 2010 to 12 May 2010

======== SOLAR MAGHREB =======================================================

.... Developing large scale North African solar markets

.. Algiers, Algeria:  11—12, May 2010


11 May 2010 to 13 May 2010

*Bioenergy Markets Africa*
/Expanding sustainable bioenergy production/
Maputo, Mozambique,  11-13 May 2010


From19 February 2010

.... Engineers Without Borders-UK National Research Conference 2010

.... ‘From Small Steps to Giant Leaps...putting research into practice’

Looks to highlight, discuss and hopefully outline some positive steps towards
*improving the dialogue between researchers and practitioners in the
development and humanitarian sectors*.

======== FRIDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2010 ===========================================

.... 09:30 - 17:00 with drinks afterwards

.... Royal Academy of Engineering, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DG [1]


15 February 2010 to 17 February 2010

Get a fundamental understanding of onshore wind power! You will learn how to
measure and to assess the wind resource. You can carry out a simple energy
analysis for a wind farm and calculate the annual energy yield. You will have
an understanding about wind turbine technology, grid connection, licensing
requirements and environmental impacts. Furthermore you will know global
market trends and parameters that influence the economy of wind farms.
*Target groups:*

The compact course is aimed at participants with limited technical knowledge:
Non-technicians, advisors and consultants, bank employees responsible for the
finance of renewable energy, insurance company employees, those starting
their career, students.
Once you have mastered the course /wind energy fundamentals/ you can enhance
your knowledge in an advanced course on /planning and design/, /financing/,
/operation and maintenance/ and /wind energy in hybrid systems./

*Your benefits:*

* Concise overview of the technology for wind energy and its international
* Understanding of needs of wind power projects
* Rapid learning of theory and practice in a single course
* Tutors with current business experience teach you the current technology 
and point out latest trends
* Knowledge that can be readily put into practical use

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22 February 2010 to 27 February 2010

.... Solar Energy International (SEI) Event

*Description:*  This course will provide an overview of the three basic PV
system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems.  The goal of
the course is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts
necessary to work with all PV systems, including:  system components, site
analysis, PV module criteria, mounting solutions, safety, and
commissioning.  The course will also cover the basics of sizing a
residential grid-direct system, wire sizing, overcurrent protection, and
grounding – all of which will be expanded upon in PV 202.

*Prerequisites:*  Before participating in either the PV 101 in-person
workshop or PV 101 online course, students are required to complete the
self-paced PV 101 PREP online component. 

*PV 101 PREP:*
This new online component allows immediate access to start your solar
education!  Students receive access information after registration for PV
101.  PV 101 PREP enhances students’ learning experience and allows time
to cover more information in the PV 101 course. 
Students who complete the PV 101 PREP will be able to perform the following:
•    Differentiate between various renewable energy sources and types of
•    Perform power and energy calculations
•    Perform a load analysis for a grid-direct system and evaluate
utility bills and rate plans
•    Implement electrical efficiency measures to reduce system size
The above objectives are covered in the mandatory PV 101 PREP that must be
completed before participating a PV 101 Solar Electric Fundamentals and
Grid-Direct Design workshop.  PV 101 PREP is an online, on-demand
instructorless course, which will require approximately 10-15 hours to
complete and will help you be successful in our PV 101 workshop.
*Students who complete the PV 101 workshop will be able to perform the
•    Analyze net metering and other incentives that effect the final
cost of a PV system
•    List the pros and cons and draw a block diagram of the following
systems:  DC direct, stand-alone, grid-direct, and grid-tied with battery
•    Diagram an array in series and parallel configurations
•    Obtain and apply module specifications for a given module and
determine a module’s performance given various environmental conditions
•    Determine performance of an array/system based on irradiance
changes or for array orientation and tilt angle at a given site
•    Determine the magnetic declination, find the orientation and
altitude angle of the sun, and evaluate the shade potential for a given site
•    List the pros and cons of different mounting structures (ground,
pole, roof, and trackers)
•    Read equipment specification sheets to determine the critical
information needed in system design
•    Size a residential grid-direct system including the inverter,
array, PV source and inverter output circuit conductors (basic), and
overcurrent protection
•    Determine the number of modules that can fit on a given roof space
•    Identify the following wires and components on a three-line diagram
of a residential grid-direct system:  the array, disconnects, inverter, the
equipment grounding conductors, ungrounded conductors, grounded conductors,
the grounding electrode(s), and the system grounds
•    List the order of commissioning and decommissioning, as well as
potential safety hazards, for a grid-direct system
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level
Exam:  After successfully completing this course you are eligible to sit for
the NABCEP Entry Level Exam.  Both NABCEP and SEI recommend that students do
not take the exam immediately following PV 101, but rather spend additional
time preparing.  The NABCEP exam includes questions on grid-direct and
battery-based PV systems.  If students elect to not take PV 203, they will
need to spend a significant amount of time independently studying topics
related to battery-based systems, in addition to the post-course review
recommended by NABCEP. See [1] for more on their
Both our in-person and online PV 101 Courses cover the same curriculum with
varying levels of hands-on experience offered in our in-person sessions. 
All PV 101 Courses require completion of PV 101 PREP online. 

Visit event website [2]