Humboldt State University

Schatz Energy Research Center

Past Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Training Events

A SERC engineer explains a solar hot water panel.

SERC has delivered training on renewable energy and energy efficiency topics to a wide variety of audiences over the years on behalf of numerous clients. Some of these clients include:

The Alliance to Save Energy

SERC worked under contract to ASE to develop the Student Energy Auditor Training (SEAT) program, a hands-on curriculum for teaching high school and middle school students about energy by performing real efficiency audits of their own schools. SERC staff traveled to rural and urban schools across northern California to pilot test the curriculum, which is now in use in schools across the U.S.

The Yurok Tribe

SERC’s work with the Yurok Tribe included separate week-long training courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency. In each course, Tribe members completed several days of classroom training, including hands-on experiments with energy auditing tools and renewable energy equipment. The trainees then visited Tribal homes to try out their new skills. The courses helped the Tribe to reach its objective of building human capacity in the energy field.

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority

As part of its larger joint effort with the RCEA to improve energy efficiency at Humboldt County’s water and wastewater treatment plants, SERC developed and delivered a workshop on efficient operations and equipment for local water/wastewater plant operators.