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  • Calgary Chapter Meetup

    • Monday, April 03, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    • Jameson's Pub in Calgary, AB, Canada

    Hot off the success of the last Calgary Meetup we've decided to give everyone advance notice of next months event to make sure they have the date firmly penciled in their diaries.


    Going forward the Calgary Chapter Meet-ups will be held on the first Monday of the month making the next event Monday April 3rd.


    For the April event we are pleased to announce Peter Darlington from Solar Homes Inc as our guest speaker!


    Peter specializes in building net-zero energy homes and renovating existing homes to net-zero standards. He also offers consulting services to homeowners and businesses, including energy modelling and design assistance. His objective is to maximize occupant comfort and energy efficiency.  So if you're in the trades and interested in solar or energy retrofitting this is definitely one for you!


    Alongside Peter's appearance will be the usual shop talk, Iron & Earth updates and chances to network with peers, contemporaries and fellow members.


    There is a real buzz and community growing around the Calgary Chapter and we hope this continues, we look forward to seeing you there...oh, and why not bring a friend this month, I mean, it is free!


    "What do I need?"

    A drink, a positive attitude, an open ear, and possibly some writing materials (if you're the kind of person who likes to take notes)... oh, and questions, feel free to ask our team and guest speaker questions so you can leave the event content and full of new knowledge.


    "How do I attend?"

    The event is free and open to members, supporters and anyone wishing to learn more about Iron & Earth. To register for this event please visit our Eventbrite page here to secure your space.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Iron & Earth

     

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  • Gridworks Solar PV Course

    Join Randall Benson from Gridworks Energy Group for the 3 day 'Advanced Solar PV Design Course for Grid Connected Systems'.

    With over 15 years experience in the solar industry, Randal Benson (Master Electrician) has personally trained over 900 electricians in Alberta alone. Gridworks Energy Group is Western Canada's only CSA certified Solar PV trainer for the Solar PV certification exam, with many of its students progressing to career in the solar industry off the back of this course.


    'The Solar Patch' is tipped to be the next big boom industry in Alberta and offers a unique opportunity for skilled tradespeople to diversify their skill set into an emerging economy.

    The object of the 3 day PV design course is to provide knowledge, experience and insight in to the solar PV industry, and to provide students the tools and skills needed to design & install grid-connected PV systems. This theory based course will teach students about the Canadian Electrical Code and how it applies to solar PV, the healthy & safety implication on the work site and the theory behind solar PV systems. This course will allow students to add 'Design of Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems' to their resume and begin a flourishing new career in the renewable energy industry.

    Spaces are limited so enroll now to reserve you place!

    Fee: $600.00 CAD

    Payment can be made via PayPal or by contacting Gridworks directly for more options.

     

    Additional Information

    Participants can apply for Canada-Alberta Job Grants (CAJG) to help cover up to two-thirds of the course fees. To find out more information please visit here.


     


    **This course is signatory to CSA's Certificaton: Construction Electrician (NOC 7241) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Certified (SPVC) Certification exam

    Anyone who is not a Certified JM Electrician or Registered Electrical Apprentice will have to sign a 'Acknowledgment and Release Waiver' stating that this training will not qualify you to design or install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and that you will not be a certified solar PV installer as a result of completing the Course. Further, you understand and acknowledge that the installation, alteration, repair, inspection, verification, commissioning, maintenance and operation of electrical systems, including solar PV systems, must be performed by a certified electrician.**

    Full Disclosure: Randall Benson, the owner of Gridworks Energy and course trainer, used to be a Director of Iron & Earth in 2016. He now sits on the board of advisors.

     

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  • Geothermal Beers Night

    Geothermal Beer Night is an informal event to meet folks in the geothermal energy industry and those who want to see this industry take off.  Join other like minded individuals for a drink or two and share your enthusiasm for one of the cleanest, cost effective power supply options on earth!

    Each month features a special guest speaker from the world of geothermal and a specific topic to discuss. To find the full list of upcoming events and to attend an event please RSVP here.


     

    Geothermal (or earth heat) energy is a clean, renewable source of both power and heat. It is proven technology that provides baseload (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) power, has low to no emissions and one of the smallest environmental footprints of any power supply. Geothermal can be a cost-effective and practical energy solution for an entire generation of Canadians.  

    So come and support this amazing industry!

     

    * The event will be held upstairs in the private room at the Mad Rose Pub.

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  • Gridworks 5 Day Solar PV Course

    Join Randall Benson from Gridworks Energy Group for the 5 day 'Advanced Solar PV Design & Installation Course for Grid Connected Systems'.

    With over 15 years experience in the solar industry, Randal Benson (Master Electrician) has personally trained over 900 electricians in Alberta alone. Gridworks Energy Group is Western Canada's only CSA certified Solar PV trainer for the Solar PV certification exam, with many of its students progressing to career in the solar industry off the back of this course.


    'The Solar Patch' is tipped to be the next big boom industry in Alberta and offers a unique opportunity for skilled tradespeople to diversify their skill set into an emerging economy.

    The object of the 5 day PV design course is to provide knowledge, experience and insight in to the solar PV industry, and to provide students the tools and skills needed to design & install grid-connected PV systems. This hands on course will teach students about the Canadian Electrical Code and how it applies to solar PV, the healthy & safety implication on the work site and the theory behind solar PV systems. This practical course will allow students to add 'Design & Installation of Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems' to their resume and begin a flourishing new career in the renewable energy industry.

    Spaces are limited so enroll now to reserve you place!

    Fee: $1495.00 CAD

    Payment can be made via PayPal or by contacting Gridworks directly for more options.

     

    Additional Information

    Participants can apply for Canada-Alberta Job Grants (CAJG) to help cover up to two-thirds of the course fees. To find out more information please visit here.


     


    **This course is signatory to CSA's Certificaton: Construction Electrician (NOC 7241) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Certified (SPVC) Certification exam

    Anyone who is not a Certified JM Electrician or Registered Electrical Apprentice will have to sign a 'Acknowledgment and Release Waiver' stating that this training will not qualify you to design or install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and that you will not be a certified solar PV installer as a result of completing the Course. Further, you understand and acknowledge that the installation, alteration, repair, inspection, verification, commissioning, maintenance and operation of electrical systems, including solar PV systems, must be performed by a certified electrician.**

    Full Disclosure: Randall Benson, the owner of Gridworks Energy and course trainer used to sit on the Board of Directors at Iron & Earth during 2016. He know sits on the board of advisors.

     

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  • Solar West Conference

    • Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at 09:00 AM – May 11, 2017
    • The Westin Edmonton in Edmonton, AB, Canada

    Interested in Solar? Want to know how to get into this growing industry? Maybe you're already established in the industry? Either way you'll want to make sure you get along to the Solar West Conference in Edmonton!

    The Solar West Conference is Western Canada's key solar event of the year and regularly hosts a plethora of high end stakeholders in the solar game. Expect representation from government, industry, engineering, training, trades, environmental and everyone in between.

    When attending Solar West, you’re getting leading industry insight on business development opportunities, public opinion and public policy.


    Schedule

    The first day of conference programming will focus on the “Concept”, which includes topics such as public opinion & public policy.

    The second day of conference programming will focus on “Implementation”, which will include topics such as business case and integration.

    Key questions addressed:

    - What are the benefits of solar energy to Western Canada and are they well understood?
    - What is the status of public policy for solar energy and is it developing favourable for solar energy?
    - How is the business case for solar energy evolving in Western Canada and when will market segments mature?
    - What are the key regulations that govern solar energy technology and how can industry best manage compliance?

    What's included in your registration pack:

    - Welcome Reception and Trade Show (Tuesday, May 9 from 5-7pm)
    - Access to Conference Sessions & Plenaries
    - Continental Breakfasts
    - Buffet Luncheons
    - Pub Night (Wednesday, May 10th at 7pm)

    Registration for Solar West is open now, to secure your place at the most important trades show of the year register here.

     

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  • Geothermal Beers Night

    Geothermal Beer Night is an informal event to meet folks in the geothermal energy industry and those who want to see this industry take off.  Join other like minded individuals for a drink or two and share your enthusiasm for one of the cleanest, cost effective power supply options on earth!

    Each month features a special guest speaker from the world of geothermal and a specific topic to discuss. To find the full list of upcoming events and to attend an event please RSVP here.


     

    Geothermal (or earth heat) energy is a clean, renewable source of both power and heat. It is proven technology that provides baseload (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) power, has low to no emissions and one of the smallest environmental footprints of any power supply. Geothermal can be a cost-effective and practical energy solution for an entire generation of Canadians.  

    So come and support this amazing industry!

     

    * The event will be held upstairs in the private room at the Mad Rose Pub.

    rsvp learn more
  • Gridworks 5 Day Solar PV Course

    Join Randall Benson from Gridworks Energy Group for the 5 day 'Advanced Solar PV Design & Installation Course for Grid Connected Systems'.

    With over 15 years experience in the solar industry, Randal Benson (Master Electrician) has personally trained over 900 electricians in Alberta alone. Gridworks Energy Group is Western Canada's only CSA certified Solar PV trainer for the Solar PV certification exam, with many of its students progressing to career in the solar industry off the back of this course.


    'The Solar Patch' is tipped to be the next big boom industry in Alberta and offers a unique opportunity for skilled tradespeople to diversify their skill set into an emerging economy.

    The object of the 5 day PV design course is to provide knowledge, experience and insight in to the solar PV industry, and to provide students the tools and skills needed to design & install grid-connected PV systems. This hands on course will teach students about the Canadian Electrical Code and how it applies to solar PV, the healthy & safety implication on the work site and the theory behind solar PV systems. This practical course will allow students to add 'Design & Installation of Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems' to their resume and begin a flourishing new career in the renewable energy industry.

    Spaces are limited so enroll now to reserve you place!

    Fee: $1495.00 CAD

    Payment can be made via PayPal or by contacting Gridworks directly for more options.

     

    Additional Information

    Participants can apply for Canada-Alberta Job Grants (CAJG) to help cover up to two-thirds of the course fees. To find out more information please visit here.


     


    **This course is signatory to CSA's Certificaton: Construction Electrician (NOC 7241) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Certified (SPVC) Certification exam

    Anyone who is not a Certified JM Electrician or Registered Electrical Apprentice will have to sign a 'Acknowledgment and Release Waiver' stating that this training will not qualify you to design or install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and that you will not be a certified solar PV installer as a result of completing the Course. Further, you understand and acknowledge that the installation, alteration, repair, inspection, verification, commissioning, maintenance and operation of electrical systems, including solar PV systems, must be performed by a certified electrician.**

    Full Disclosure: Randall Benson, the owner of Gridworks Energy and course trainer used to sit on the Board of Directors at Iron & Earth during 2016. He know sits on the board of advisors.

     

    learn more
  • Geothermal Beers Night

    Geothermal Beer Night is an informal event to meet folks in the geothermal energy industry and those who want to see this industry take off.  Join other like minded individuals for a drink or two and share your enthusiasm for one of the cleanest, cost effective power supply options on earth!

    Each month features a special guest speaker from the world of geothermal and a specific topic to discuss. To find the full list of upcoming events and to attend an event please RSVP here.


     

    Geothermal (or earth heat) energy is a clean, renewable source of both power and heat. It is proven technology that provides baseload (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) power, has low to no emissions and one of the smallest environmental footprints of any power supply. Geothermal can be a cost-effective and practical energy solution for an entire generation of Canadians.  

    So come and support this amazing industry!

     

    * The event will be held upstairs in the private room at the Mad Rose Pub.

    rsvp learn more
  • Gridworks 5 Day Solar PV Course

    Join Randall Benson from Gridworks Energy Group for the 5 day 'Advanced Solar PV Design & Installation Course for Grid Connected Systems'.

    With over 15 years experience in the solar industry, Randal Benson (Master Electrician) has personally trained over 900 electricians in Alberta alone. Gridworks Energy Group is Western Canada's only CSA certified Solar PV trainer for the Solar PV certification exam, with many of its students progressing to career in the solar industry off the back of this course.


    'The Solar Patch' is tipped to be the next big boom industry in Alberta and offers a unique opportunity for skilled tradespeople to diversify their skill set into an emerging economy.

    The object of the 5 day PV design course is to provide knowledge, experience and insight in to the solar PV industry, and to provide students the tools and skills needed to design & install grid-connected PV systems. This hands on course will teach students about the Canadian Electrical Code and how it applies to solar PV, the healthy & safety implication on the work site and the theory behind solar PV systems. This practical course will allow students to add 'Design & Installation of Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems' to their resume and begin a flourishing new career in the renewable energy industry.

    Spaces are limited so enroll now to reserve you place!

    Fee: $1495.00 CAD

    Payment can be made via PayPal or by contacting Gridworks directly for more options.

     

    Additional Information

    Participants can apply for Canada-Alberta Job Grants (CAJG) to help cover up to two-thirds of the course fees. To find out more information please visit here.


     


    **This course is signatory to CSA's Certificaton: Construction Electrician (NOC 7241) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Certified (SPVC) Certification exam

    Anyone who is not a Certified JM Electrician or Registered Electrical Apprentice will have to sign a 'Acknowledgment and Release Waiver' stating that this training will not qualify you to design or install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and that you will not be a certified solar PV installer as a result of completing the Course. Further, you understand and acknowledge that the installation, alteration, repair, inspection, verification, commissioning, maintenance and operation of electrical systems, including solar PV systems, must be performed by a certified electrician.**

    Full Disclosure: Randall Benson, the owner of Gridworks Energy and course trainer used to sit on the Board of Directors at Iron & Earth during 2016. He know sits on the board of advisors.

     

    learn more
  • Geothermal Beers Night

    Geothermal Beer Night is an informal event to meet folks in the geothermal energy industry and those who want to see this industry take off.  Join other like minded individuals for a drink or two and share your enthusiasm for one of the cleanest, cost effective power supply options on earth!

    Each month features a special guest speaker from the world of geothermal and a specific topic to discuss. To find the full list of upcoming events and to attend an event please RSVP here.


     

    Geothermal (or earth heat) energy is a clean, renewable source of both power and heat. It is proven technology that provides baseload (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) power, has low to no emissions and one of the smallest environmental footprints of any power supply. Geothermal can be a cost-effective and practical energy solution for an entire generation of Canadians.  

    So come and support this amazing industry!

     

    * The event will be held upstairs in the private room at the Mad Rose Pub.

    rsvp learn more