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REFUsol’s Inverter Technology meets Boots

Last week we featured REFUsol‘s super snazzy high efficiency solar transformerless inverters technology in our Commercial Solar PV Construction Mega Lab. Commercial solar is currently the fastest growing segment of the solar industry. To keep up with the current staffing demands of this expanding and rapidly transforming industry, we here at Boots work hard to keep our curriculum filled with the most current and high quality technology.

We are happy to be teaching our students on some of the best technology in the industry. REFUsol has been in the inverter industry since the 1960s, when they began building inverters for drive systems and energy converters for trains. They have now grown to become one of the top manufacturers in the world delivering 3-phase string and central PV inverters.

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Boots Launches Commercial Solar MegaLab Training!

Something totally new is happened in solar education! Boots on the Roof just taught our first Commercial Solar installation MEGALAB!  Students loved it! What’s a MEGALAB?  We have run hundreds of solar courses by now, and even though our students love our courses, we always have students that want even more time building in the lab. This new class is just for that! It’s an almost entirely hands-on lab course! 

Because the fastest growing segment of the solar market is commercial-scale solar, (roof-top PV systems of about 100 KW or so) we stuffed this course with equipment intended primarily for commercial scale projects.  Students got to build with many different kinds of commercial racking systems, with different kinds of panels, commercial scale inverters, and even monitoring equipment! And there is even more commercial-scale equipment on trucks headed this way right now, so our next Commercial Solar PV Construction Megalab, February 20th -24th  will have even more awesome solar toys to learn with.

If your job entails planning, estimating or managing the installation of commercial PV systems, this is a great course for getting hands-on experience with a variety of solutions in a short period of time.   Those of you already in commercial PV know that correctly estimating time and labor costs for a big installations can be the difference between profit and loss, so what better way to learn about the “nuts and bolts” of big solar systems, than to get your hands-on the very same nuts and bolts, from a variety of manufacturers!

REFUsol

Last week we featured REFUsol super snazzy high efficiency solar transformerless inverters technology in our Commercial Solar PV Construction Mega Lab. Commercial solar is currently the fastest growing segment of the solar industry. To keep up with the current staffing demands of this expanding and rapidly transforming industry, we here at Boots work hard to keep our curriculum filled with the most current and high quality technology.

We are happy to be teaching our students on some of the best technology in the industry. REFUsol has been in the inverter industry since the 1960s, when they began building inverters for drive systems and energy converters for trains. They have now grown to become one of the top manufacturers in the world delivering 3-phase string and central PV inverters.

Students learning about REFUsol transformerless
inverter technology.

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Boots receives a great new CreoTecc racking system

We like it because once the fames are up, the panels drop into place with no tools needed!

 We’re excited to have Creotecc in our new Commercial Construction Lab!

What’s Creotecc?  It’s a very innovative solar racking system, where standard solar panels just “drop in” to the frame with no tools needed.  You need to hold the panel in your hand and place it in the frame yourself to really get how cool this system is.  We need to thank our friends at Session Solar for hooking us up with Creotecc.  Session Solar works with their parent company in Germany to bring these innovative products to the US solar market, and we are delighted to add this racking system to our lab environment.

This is exactly the kind of innovative, UL listed solutions that Boots seeks out for our Commercial Solar classes.

Want a chance to get “hands on” with Creotecc, and other innovative solar racking systems? 

We’ve created Commercial Solar PV Construction – MegaLab to give PV Construction Professionals an opportunity to work with Creotecc, and other innovative commercial racking systems.

If you are planning to expand into Commercial Rooftop Solar in 2012, we’d like to talk with you about how our new courses may support your plans.

 BTW – need to put a smile in your day? – check out the video for Session Solar’s cool new song!

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300 megawatts of roof-top, commercial PV installations to be installed in North America in just this quarter!

The good people at Solarbuzz report that  Q4’11 installations will be about 800 Mega Watts  of PV capacity in North America.

Solarzuzz also reports:

In Q4’11, ground-mount installations are forecast to have 38% of the market, followed by building-mount, non-residential systems (>100 kW), which will have 37% of the market. The ground-mount segment benefited from demand from Ontario and from large-scale installations in California and Arizona geared toward meeting the state RPS requirements.

If our solar-powered calculator is correct – that means about 300 megawatts of roof-top, commercial PV installations in just this quarter!

Boots on the Roof is running not one, but THREE new courses to support the growing volume of commercial projects:

If you are planning to expand into Commercial Rooftop Solar in 2012, we’d like to talk with you about how our new courses may support your plans.

Boots on the Roof Partners with Legrand

We just received a new Legrand Delta Strut racking system for our Mega Lab! This one of a kind system is brilliantly designed to integrate both support framing needs and cable management in one system. Legrand has been providing their wire mesh cable tray system for cable management on bigger projects, so it’s an evolutionary step to blend the cable management and racking into a single structural element.

We are thrilled to add hands-on construction labs with this unique racking system to our Commercial Solar PV Construction class because it’s is a great option for large scale commercial projects. This racking system is innovative because of it’s open structure design, which incorporates the cable pathway close to the panels for protection against wind, direct sunlight and extreme weather conditions. We are excited to share Legrand’s Delta Strut racking system with our students. Viva Legrand!

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Session Solar Announces Partnership With Solar Training School Boots On The Roof and Donates CreoTecc Solar Mounting System

Scotts Valley, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2011

Session Solar, a leading wholesale distributor of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, is pleased to announce its recent partnership with Boots on the Roof, a training facility for the renewable energy industry located in Fremont, CA. Under this new partnership, Session Solar has donated the technologically advanced CreoTecc solar mounting system which will be used in their commercial solar PV training and construction MegaLab. CreoTecc is made in the USA by Session Solar ? http://www.sessionsolar.com.

Session Solar will also work directly with Boots on the Roof to develop hands-on training and demonstrate how CreoTecc can significantly accelerate installation time while ensuring greater ease, flexibility and a lower installed cost. CreoTecc solar mounting systems feature an insertion rail design, which eliminates the need for clamps and reduces installation time by up to 30%. Due to the popularity and proven savings of CreoTecc mounting systems, over 150 MW have already been installed in Europe. Session Solar has brought the advanced mounting system to the United States for American solar installers to benefit from these savings.

?We?re delighted to have CreoTecc in our new Commercial Construction Lab. CreoTecc is a very innovative solar racking system, where standard solar panels just ?drop in? to the frame with no tools needed. We want to give our students an opportunity to build with CreoTecc, so they can experience for themselves how fast this system is. We?d like to thank our friends at Session Solar for their support in adding CreoTecc to our Labs,? said Chuck Rames, Program Director, Renewable Energy Division of Boots on the Roof.

By learning to install CreoTecc mounting systems, Boots on the Roof students will gain a competitive edge in the market place and be able to offer their clients greater savings, less roof penetrations, and gap-free module spacing for superior aesthetics. Unlike other systems that may impose constraints on module orientation, roof penetrations or rail placements, CreoTecc is engineered for complete adaptability, making it a great choice for both residential and commercial applications.

?At Session Solar we are always looking for ways to help installers compete,? says CreoTecc Product Manager Rodger Petherbridge. ?With our CreoTecc clampless mounting system, installers can offer proven, high quality systems that reduce the time it takes to design and complete the installation.?

About Session Solar

Session Solar is a leading wholesale distributor of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from inverters to PV modules, and a manufacturer of CreoTecc solar mounting systems. Founded in 2007, Session Solar is supported by parent company SolarMarkt AG, a spin-off of one of the largest PV research institutes in Europe and Wurth Solar, a global pioneer in CIGS thin film technology, both headquartered in Germany. Session Solar is dedicated to growing the photovoltaic industry worldwide and promoting a world powered by sustainable energy with reliable, quality products. For further information, please visit Session Solar’s website at http://www.sessionsolar.com.

About Boots on the Roof

Boots on the Roof specializes in training construction professionals on how to make the renewable energy business, their business. Using an engaging mix of classroom instruction and realistic hands-on lab exercises, Boots on the Roof?s popular renewable energy boot camps teach not just design and installation, but also the financial, sales and marketing aspects of renewable energy. Boots on the Roof offers courses in Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, and Wind Energy at their Fremont, California main campus, and in Newark, New Jersey, with more locations to open soon. For media enquiries, please contact Navraj Bawa at 888-893-0367.

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Hollywood Celebs and Popular Characters Make Appearance at Gaylord Texan Resort for Dreamworks Animation’s Puss in Boots Movie Premiere

Grapevine, TX (PRWEB) October 19, 2011

On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, an excited crowd of invited guests, celebrities and even furry characters attended a red carpet premiere of the new DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) film Puss In Boots starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Area. The movie tells the story of Puss in Boots the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw and his adventures with Kitty Softpaws.

The festive evening began with a celebratory VIP reception at the Gaylord Texan Resort with the movie?s big stars, Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. Also in attendance of the Spanish-themed event (to honor Puss in Boots himself) the many invited guests and local celebrities were entertained by flamenco dancers and enjoyed Spanish-style music, food and drink.

Gaylord Entertainment?s Chairman and CEO, Colin V. Reed was also in attendance. ?Visitors to the Gaylord Texan will be able to watch this incredible movie right here in our own 3D theater in just a few weeks — and also in our Gaylord Palms Resort,? said Reed. ?As a matter of fact, we look forward to families across the country this year being able to share their holidays at Gaylord Hotels with Puss In Boots, Kitty Softpaws and all of their DreamWorks friends. Working with the DreamWorks Animation team to bring these characters to our hotels has been a true pleasure and we can?t wait to share them with all of our guests.?

Banderas and Hayek also addressed the crowd, thanking them for coming and expressing their excitement and support for this new movie.

The VIP event celebrated the release of this much-anticipated film, but also the marketing alliance between DreamWorks Animation and Gaylord Entertainment. ?It?s like Los Angeles or New York in Dallas and it?s happening at Gaylord.? said Rich Maradik, Chief Marketing Officer at Gaylord Hotels, ?The Puss In Boots party is meant to formally kick off the multi-year partnership.?

The DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Hotels officially opens next month. Along with traditional Christmas offerings, the Christmassy DreamWorks Experience package will offer guests an opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite DreamWorks Animation characters including a 3-D theater experience (at Gaylord Palms in Orlando and Gaylord Texan in Dallas) where guests are treated to a paparazzi-lined, red-carpet arrival showing of Puss In Boots while rubbing shoulders with DreamWorks stars like Shrek, Princess Fiona, Alex and the star of the show, Puss in Boots himself. Travelers can book their Christmassy DreamWorks Experience by visiting http://www.DreamWorksExperienceAtGaylordHotels.com.

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Boots on The Roof Debuts Unique Solar PV Online Course with Hands-on Solar Labs

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2009

Boots on The Roof’s new Online Solar PV Training course is setting a new benchmark for online renewable energy education. The Photovoltaic Design Foundations class provides engaging online learning with professional audio narration, animation, video and exercises.

The downturn in the economy has prevented many eager students from pursuing their interest in renewable energy, due to high training costs. Boots on The Roof has made it easier to enter the solar field by offering an affordable alternative- The online Solar PV training course. With the pressures of meeting daily professional and personal commitments, many students needed the flexibility to juggle jobs and personal time and complete the training in a self paced environment. The course allows these students to take four to seven weeks to complete the course, and earn a Boots Entry-level Photovoltaic Design certification. The enrollment and class scheduling take just minutes at http://www.bootsontheroof.com. Representatives and live chat can help with any questions or problems. Photovoltaic systems, site evaluation, cells and modules, mechanical integration, system components, battery systems and charge controllers and economic analysis are just some of the key topics included in this comprehensive course.

Navraj Bawa, Executive VP at Boots on the Roof mentioned “We noticed a very real lack of high quality online courses in the solar training market. There are a few courses available, but they felt more like reading a really expensive book, than taking an online course. We were determined to create a course that resembles a classroom experience, and I am happy to say that our team has delivered a fantastic product. We will now be working with universities and colleges throughout the world to bring quality online solar education to the masses”.

Another uniqueness of the course is that Boots on the Roof is the only Solar training provider in the United States that offers an entire solar kit including real solar PV cells, DC motors and a multi-meter for every student enrolled in the Online Solar Training course. Solar energy is a hands-on field, and working with solar cells helps the students to really internalize the concepts.

About Boots on the Roof:

Boots on the Roof, the premier solar training provider in the United States, delivers top-quality market-ready renewable energy training programs. The Boots team has a 16-year track record of successfully partnering with large organizations to train tens of thousands of students nationwide. For press enquiries, contact Navraj Bawa, Executive Vice President, (510) 249-1060, 4670 Auto Mall Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538.

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