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Solar 1st Saturday at Treehouse


Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)

Solar 1st Saturday at Treehouse

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Solar 1st Saturday

Advocacy, Policy, and Opportunity in Solar

Join us March 1st | 4pm-5p

As part of Treehouse’s Solar 101 for homeowners,


ImagineSolar CEO/Founder Michael Kuhn will present,

Why Solar? Why Now?
For Your Home, for your career, for your financial future…

The last several years have been boom time for the solar industry, and this year is forecast to be the best year ever.  Join ImagineSolar and Treehouse on March 1st at 4pm.  Our special presentation (derived from our PV250e: PV Economics and Technical Sales course) brings solar into the areas that affect our lives the most: our home, our job, and our financial future.  The explosive growth of the solar industry offers promising opportunities in all three areas. 
Come hear ImagineSolar’s CEO & Founder Michael Kuhn as he traces the growth of solar in recent years and shows you some ways that going solar means benefits for you now and in the future. Michael served both on the Resource Management Commission and the Solar Austin board that together with Austin Energy launched the first solar PV incentive program in Texas back in 2004. Most recently he serves on the Local Solar Advisory Board (LSAC) for the Austin City Council.


at locally owned Austin home-improvement store:



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March 1st | 4pm-5pm


Westgate Shopping Center


4477 S Lamar Blvd, Ste 600
Austin, TX 78745


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Can't attend?  Watch it livestream on Youtube,

or see the video recap on our Youtube Channel  or Google+ page.






Click here to view a video from Jason Bullard, a founder of Treehouse, giving an overview of their store.

Treehouse's Roots:

People Matter.

We care about people — our team members, customers, suppliers, investors and partners. We demonstrate this by treating everyone with honesty, integrity, decency and respect. Our goal at TreeHouse® is that everyone associated with us is able to live a more authentic and sustainable life.

Communities Matter.

In one way or another, each of us is a member of a community. This means our decisions affect everyone around us. At TreeHouse®, we want to help people make decisions that enable their communities to become healthier, more sustainable and more beautiful places to live — one project, one house, one neighborhood at a time.

Nature Matters.

Houses come in all shapes and sizes, but nature is the home we all share. We believe nature is a gift entrusted to us and we have the responsibility to cultivate, protect and care for it. At TreeHouse®, we want to provide everyone with the opportunity to live out that responsibility in their own homes.

Excellence Matters.

True life and vibrancy are found in more than just “getting by.” Excellence is not static; it constantly calls us to become better, more mature, more adaptable and more alive. We want to inspire the best in others by being excellent ourselves. We believe that if we excel at what we do, everyone associated with TreeHouse® will profit.

Dreams Matter.

We believe we all have a say in what tomorrow looks like, so let’s make it even better. We support and encourage the creativity, optimism and imagination necessary to make that happen.

These aren’t just beliefs. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves each and every day. Which is why we also hold our products to higher standards with our TreeHouse Product Filter.





Upcoming dates at the

ImagineSolar Training Center:



Sat April 5th:

Rain or Shine with ImagineSolar's indoor sunshine!   

PV201eLab: PV System Design & Installation Lab 9am-5pm | $195

Hands-on PV Solar Lab Workshop inside our all-weather solar lab. Run tests and experiments with various solar modules wired in series, parallel, and connected to batteries & loads. Assemble and commission a complete grid-tie PV Solar system and energize it with either the real sun or the ImagineSolar indoor sunshine, weather determining. No  prerequisites.

Click here for more details or to register.




April 5th-9th | June 7th-11th |

August 2nd-6th

PV201: Solar PV System Design and Installation - Power Package | $1295

Sat, Mon, Tues, Wed 9am-5pm | Sun. 1-5pm

Flexible dates!

A six-month all-access pass to the onsite workshops | the online course with its videos, problem sets & design exercises | bi-weekly online sessions with instructors for system design questions and business coaching.


- Unlimited attendances to the 1-day onsite hands-on workshop: PV201eLab– includes constructing and commissioning a complete grid-tied PV system in our Solar Field Lab.

- Flexible, unlimited attendances for onsite training: 12 total possible days of design workshops, classroom instruction, and demonstration labs.  This portion of on-site training will feature hands-on work with Austin Energy's solar trailer.

6 months access to our online PV201e: Solar PV System Design and Installation course.  Contains rich video content and problem sets/design exercises to complement onsite classroom instruction. 

6 months access to bi-weekly instructor-led study sessions at Online Live. Discussion topics decided by student questions.

All class materials:  All lab fees, ImagineSolar workbook, ImagineSolar design binder, and a brand new 3rd Edition copy of
 Photovoltaic Systems by James P. Dunlop, in partnership with NJATC.


Click here for more details or to register.



ImagineSolar Training Center

4000 Caven Road

Austin, TX 78744


512.443.5725 | 888.514.1972



ImagineSolar is a fully-licensed Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) school, and is ISPQ accredited for Continuing Education by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. ImagineSolar is also approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP) as a Continuing Education Provider.





Thu April 10th: 

PV321: Advanced PV System Technologies - Day 1

$375 | $675 both days



Day one of our PV321 is a step-by-step system design, installation, and commissioning of a full grid-tied PV system suing the SolarEdge DC/DC Power Optimatization system.  Participants will navigate the SolarEdge web monitoring portal and site design software, and use it to analyze the SolarEdge DC/DC power optimization system that we energize in the hands-on portion of the workshop.  Instruction will also cover the 2014 National Electric Code's unique new requirements for solar.


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Fri April 11th:  

PV321: Advanced PV System Technologies - Day 2

$375 | $675 both days



In this advanced demonstration lab, we’ll be focused on battery-based inverters.   These inverters can be used completely off-grid, or in tandem with a grid-interactive system.  We’ll be showcasing the SMA Sunny Island inverter, utilizing its “AC coupled” architecture to work in tandem with a grid-tied inverter and a gas generator.   These types of systems are in high demand for off-grid applications as well as providing backup power during outages. 


Click here for more details or to register.


Thurs May 22nd:  

Schletter 3rd Annual Solar Roadshow



Free event at ImagineSolar's Regional Solar Field Lab. 


Interactive games, features, demonstrations, and drawings for $100 certificate good for ImagineSolar online or onsite

Smart Grid and Solar training.





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Have questions about Solar 1st Saturday at Treehouse? Contact ImagineSolar

When & Where

4477 S Lamar Blvd
Ste 600
Austin, TX 78745

Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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About ImagineSolar:

Since 2002,ImagineSolar has provided ISPQ accredited solar and smart grid education to prepare individuals forclean energy careers.  ImagineSolar also provides system design, project implementation, and advisory services for the solar and smart grid industries. To download free industry career eBooks or learn more, visit www.imaginesolar.com.

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