CleanTECH San Diego & The Solar Electric Power Association present San Diego Solar Energy Symposium
TUESDAY | MARCH 6TH, 2012 1:00 - 4:30 PM
University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Reception to follow from 4:30 - 6:30 PM
A recent report identified San Diego as having the most rooftop solar installations in the state. To ensure this continued success, CleanTECH San Diego and the Solar Electric Power Association are offering a half-day Solar Energy Symposium on March 6 at the University of San Diego to discuss the future of solar energy in the region. Experts will share information about the expansion of solar energy in San Diego, discuss its benefits, address misconceptions and identify ways to build a foundation for long-term solar growth.
This event will feature keynote speaker, Michael Picker, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Renewable Energy Facilities. Introductory and transitional addresses will be made by Jim Waring, President & CEO of CleanTECH San Diego, Bob Gibson, Vice President - Market Intelligence of SEPA and Morten Lund, Partner - Energy Development at Stoel Rives.
Panel 1: Solar Energy - Today’s Trends and Challenges
Moderator: Scott Anders Director, University of San Diego Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC)
Panelists: Cecilia Aguillon Director, Market Development & Gov’t Relations, Kyocera Solar
John Bumgarner Regional Sales Manager Southern California, REC Solar
Thomas Noelle VP - Business Development Xtreme Power Solutions
Byron Washom Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives, UC San Diego
Panel 2: Solar in San Diego by 2020 – A Vision for Growth
Moderator: Andrew McAllister Director of Policy & Strategy California Center for Sustainable Energy
Panelists: Tom Brill Director, Strategic Analysis, SDG&E
Clark Crawford VP – Sales and Business Development USA, Soitec
Ted Ko Associate Executive Director Clean Coalition
Keynote Speaker: Michael Picker Senior Advisor to the Governor for Renewable Energy Facilities
Picker has been a partner for Lincoln Crow Strategic Communications since 2001. He served as deputy treasurer for investment for the California State Treasurer’s Office in 1999 and chief of staff for then-Sacramento Mayor Joe Serna Jr. from 1991 to 1998. In the period between 1982 and 1991, Picker co-founded an environmental consulting business, the Toxics Assessment Group, and helped organize the Toxics Coordinating Project, a statewide nonprofit coalition of environmental, farm, labor and neighborhood groups that framed local and statewide policy on toxic hazards in California. From 1980 to 1982, he worked as a deputy assistant for toxic substances control under Governor Jerry Brown and helped establish new hazardous waste facility siting and management programs that are now part of the Department of Toxic Substances Control.
About CleanTECH San Diego | CleanTECH San Diego is a private, non-profit member organization formed in 2007. As one of the nation's premier cleantech cluster organizations, its mission is to position the region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. CleanTECH San Diego serves as a catalyst for a diverse group of stakeholders to advance a common agenda. www.cleantechsandiego.org
About SEPA | The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to helping utilities integrate solar energy into their portfolio. From facilitating peer-to-peer interaction between utilities and the solar industry to hosting one of the industry's leading educational forums on utility solar, SEPA is the go-to resource for unbiased utility solar information. www.solarelectricpower.org