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Salt Lake City, Utah

Co-Sponsor: State Energy Program at the Utah Geological Survey (http://geology.utah.gov/sep)

Classroom Location:
Dept. of Natural Resources
1594 W. North Temple
Rm. 1040
Salt Lake City, UT 84114


For a map of the area, click here.

All workshop participants must sign in at the front desk each day. All badges can be returned to the “sticker ball” in the lobby at the end of the day.

In 2006, SEI installed a 1.28kW PV system with a Sunnyboy Inverter at the Utah State Energy Office, as part of their commitment to clean energy sources. Real-time solar energy and weather data is displayed in the lobby of their office, as well as the on their website.

Salt Lake City is a great place to visit. During the early spring workshops, you may want to consider adding on to your trip as there are four world-class ski resorts that are located near Salt Lake City. In the summer, there are lots of outdoor concerts and festivals for you to go to after class. The Salt Lake City Convention and Visitors Bureau’s informative website has information on all of these activities, and you can book hotels, plane tickets, and rental cars.  

You also may want to schedule time to take a tour of the famous Mormon Tabernacle in Temple Square, which is located at 50 W. North Temple. It was so well designed acoustically that one can literally hear a pin drop. The temple is open from 9am until 9pm. Tours are free.

Class Details:
Class will run from approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day of class.  Please plan to arrive at the classroom no later than 8:45 on the first day so that the instructors can check you into the class. There will be approximately an hour for lunch each day, in addition to a short morning and afternoon break.

Transportation and Travel:

Closest Airports: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)—5 miles

Rental Cars:  For a list of rental car agencies and directions from the airport, please click on the following links:
Salt Lake Rental Car Agencies and Directions

Bus Stations: There is a Greyhound (www.greyhound.com) Station at 300 S 600 W in Salt Lake City, which is approximately 2 miles from the classroom.

Train Stations: There is also an Amtrak Station (www.amtrak.com) at 340 S 600 W, which is approximately 2 miles from the classroom.

Nearby Lodging: For a list of lodging options in the area, click here:

*Note* Quality Inn in Salt Lake City will offer rooms at a discounted rate ($69.99 + tax) for SEI students. Students using this deal will need to identify themselves as a Solar Energy International course participant.


Food: There are plenty of eating establishments within a few miles of the classroom for lunch. For a list of restaurants in the immediate area, please click here.

Weather: The current weather in Salt Lake City click on the following link at weather.com.

Special Notes:
Please bring the following to the PV Workshop:
•    Pen, pencil, highlighter
•    Colored pencils (green, red, black, blue)
•    Paper for note taking
•    A calculator (for PV 202: calculator with trig functions is preferred)


Please bring the following to the Solar Hot Water Workshop:
•    Pen, pencil, highlighter
•    Paper for note taking
•    A calculator