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Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Clearinghouse Manager to Participate in Solar Energy International (SEI) Webinar Series

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2013 – The Academia de Profesionales Solares de las Americas (APSA), a project led by Solar Energy International (SEI) and part of the broader ECPA hemispheric initiative, will be presenting three Spanish-spoken webinars on solar electricity and renewable energy to APSA students, decision makers, media and businesses, in Central America and Mexico.

Juan Cruz Monticelli, ECPA Clearinghouse Manager and Senior Energy Specialist of the Organization of American States (OAS) Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) will be part of the first webinar session, Energy & Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) and the Academia de Profesionales Solares de las Americas: Bringing clean and environmentally-sustainable energy policies and projects to the Americas. This initial session will take place next Friday, July 26 at 1pm EST.

Through the APSA project, SEI will be able to train 50 people from different communities and countries throughout Central America and Mexico in Spanish to design, install, and maintain solar PV energy systems and to successfully launch and administer businesses in this critically important industry. Taught online courses will cover Grid-tied and Battery-based PV education. Following the online training courses, there will be a 6-day practical PV workshop at the Earth University in Costa Rica, where students will have the opportunity to apply the acquired online courses theory in to practice.

Monticelli┬┤s presentation will include an introduction to ECPA, going over its creation and explaining the role of the OAS as the ECPA clearinghouse. He will also emphasize on the importance of establishing and strengthening a regional dialogue on energy and climate. Please join Juan Cruz Monticelli and Brad Burkhartzmeyer, APSA Technical PV Training Manager, in this exclusive webinar presentation. To register for this webinar, please click here.

To learn more about this ECPA initiative click here.