" rel="stylesheet">
Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

GW Solar Institute Symposium 2013

GW Solar Institute

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

GW Solar Institute Symposium 2013

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
General Admission (Event date is April 23; this is registration end date)
Attend the Symposium & Networking Lunch
Ended Free  

Share GW Solar Institute Symposium 2013

Event Details


SOLAR ENERGY: Going Global

April 23 - Free! Register Now!

The Solar Institute at the George Washington University will hold its Fifth Annual Symposium, "SOLAR ENERGY: Going Global," on April 23, 2013.

[2010 Symposium]This free event is the largest annual solar energy conference in Washington, DC. As in previous years, the Symposium will feature high-level speakers with globally recognized expertise in solar policy, technology, and industry. Past speakers have included Maja Wessels, Executive VP of Public Affairs for First Solar; Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of FERC; Hans-Josef Fell, German Member of Parliament and author of the feed-in tariff legislation; Representative Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-08); and Ted Turner, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

The 2013 Symposium will be an important event for solar energy. Sessions will cover expansion of photovoltaics and solar thermal electric to new global markets; and leadership in the private sector from key corporations. The event will also feature a free networking lunch to engage fellow participants. 

Past Sponsors:

DOE LogoDuPont LogoW&L Logo Distributed Sun Logo



Contact for sponsorship opportunities: gwsolar@gwu.edu 


Registration (8:45–9:15 AM)

Welcome (9:15–9:30 AM)

– Peg Barratt, Dean, GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
– Ken Zweibel, Director, GW Solar Institute

Keynote (9:30–10:00 AM)

Kathleen Weiss, US Regulatory Affairs, First Solar

Panel: Solar Photovoltaics: Going Global (10:00–11:45 AM)

Moderator: James Johnson,  PV Technical Strategist, GE

Panelists: from SunPower, First Solar, MEMC (SunEdison), and Berkeley

Networking Lunch (12:00–1:15 PM) Marvin Center, 3rd Floor

Panel: Solar Thermal Electric: Going Global (1:30–3:00 PM)  

Moderator: Alan Miller, World Bank

Panelists from BrightSource, Abengoa, and the World Bank

Break (3:00-3:15)

Panel: The Economic and Political outlook for global development of solar power (3:15–4:45 PM) 

Moderator: Jerry Bloom, Partner, Winston and Strawn

Panelists from GW, other universities, and World Bank

Public Reception (4:45–6:00 PM) Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor (free)


Learn more:

If you missed last year's Third Annual Symposium, you can still watch all the important speakers and presentations on the Solar Institute's website.

Read the Institute's Annual Report to learn about the many accomplishments, ongoing research and growing partnerships of the Institute.

Follow the Solar Institute:

Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon RSS Feed



Have questions about GW Solar Institute Symposium 2013? Contact GW Solar Institute

When & Where

The Jack Morton Auditorium
GW Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

  Add to my calendar


GW Solar Institute

The GW Solar Institute at the George Washington University identifies, creates, and shares pragmatic solutions to the public policy barriers preventing the adoption and scale of solar energy. 

  Contact the Organizer
GW Solar Institute Symposium 2013
Washington, DC Events Conference

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.