Join Us in Fort Lauderdale for Free Training to Reduce Solar Soft Costs, Share Best Practices Saturday, January 26, 20139:00 am to 4:00 pm (ET)Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center1950 Eisenhower Blvd. – Room 304Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Click Here to Register:http://solar30inbroward.eventbrite.comIf you work for a city, utility, company, or organization involved in permitting, interconnecting, selling, installing, inspecting, or financing residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, you are invited to attend "Solar 3.0 Free Training to Reduce Soft Costs." This workshop will highlight best practices and standards in the areas of solar permitting, installation, interconnection, and inspection. Presentations by experts from solar, electrical, and safety organizations, including Jim Rogers from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and Jeff Fecteau from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), will help you learn how make your local solar industry competitive. "Solar 3.0 Free Training to Reduce Soft Costs” includes a session about the 2011 National Electrical Code and the 2012 International Fire Code, International Building Code, International Residential Code, and International Green Construction Code as they pertain to PV installations. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.The Solar 3.0 initiative focuses on reducing the cost of residential and commercial PV installations in the U.S. market. The effort is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.At this session, you will receive:Presentations and information from PV and electrical experts about innovations in PV installations, permitting, inspection, financing, and interconnectionDetails on how Solar 3.0 can benefit your community Results of a survey of 500+ building inspectors regarding U.S. solar installation trends A free online solar training course covering inspection, installation, and permitting practices (with CEUs) An introduction to Solar30.org, a clearinghouse for best practices and standards in solar PV Advice about how to engage with the Solar 3.0 team Frequently Asked Questions1) Which organizations are managing and providing service to the Solar 3.0 program?Sub-award contract holders and in-kind contributors to the Solar 3.0 program include: Clean Power Finance, East Bay Green Corridor, Rocky Mountain Institute, ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA, IAEI, Mainstream Energy, OnGrid Solar, REC Solar, Sierra Club, Solar Electric Power Association, SolarNexus, Solar Sonoma County, SolarTech, SRA International, SunPower Corporation, TUV Rheinland, UL, University of Missouri Law School, and Vote Solar.2) How can I learn more about the event and the Solar 3.0 program?Visit www.solar30.org or e-mail email@example.com) Where is the event taking place?The event will be held in Room 304 at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The workshop is scheduled in conjunction with Go SOLAR, an event of the Broward (County) Rooftop Solar Challenge Team. 4) How much does it cost to attend, and do I need a ticket to get in?The event is free of charge. When you register, you will receive an electronic confirmation that you must print and bring with you to the event.5) Can I bring a friend the day of the event?The number of seats for this event is limited and pre-registration is the only way to ensure a seat. If the event is not sold out, we will admit participants at the door.6) Is there parking at the event?Yes, there is a paid parking garage. Handicap accessible parking is available in the garage at no charge.7) Is there public transportation to the event?There is no public transportation. Shuttle and taxi service is available from regional airports. 8) Who is participating or who are your sponsors?Presenters include professionals from IAEI, SolarTech, UL, and other organizations. Attendees will include electrical inspectors, building officials, authorities having jurisdiction, and industry. Solar 3.0 is an activity of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.9) Is the venue handicap accessible? Yes.10) How do I get there?Driving directions are available on the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center website. The closest airport is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.11) What is the hosting organization about?Solar 3.0 is an outreach initiative to promote process innovation in American cities through the standardization of local land use, zoning code ordinances, permitting processes and interconnection rules for distributed solar PV. For more information, visit www.Solar30.org.