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Solar Austin Happy Hour - Varun Rai December 17, 2013

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Solar Austin Happy Hour - Varun Rai December 17, 2013

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Cutting Edge Research in Solar Consumer Adoption Behavior

With Dr. Varun Rai

photo credit: Sasha Haagensen

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Join us for a little holiday merriment as we toast to learning more ways of building our solar community even brighter!

This week we welcome Dr. Varun Rai, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at UT and host of the UT Energy Symposium, to share insights from research, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, into the public’s adoption behavior of rooftop solar systems.

Drawing from the data-intensive, integrated research on residential solar adoption in Texas at UT's Energy Systems Transformation Group, the talk will highlight some key insights on the drivers of pattern of residential solar adoption, including aspects of consumer behavior, diffusion of innovations, marketing strategies, and incentive design. The emphasis will be on what lessons these findings hold for accelerating the diffusion of residential solar in Texas more efficiently.

About Varun Rai: 

Dr. Varun Rai is an Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he directs the Energy Systems Transformation Research Group. His principal research interests are in innovation and diffusion of energy technologies;energy and development; and climate change policy. He is a Faculty Affiliate at UT Austin's Energy Institute and at the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy. Dr. Rai received his Ph.D. and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University with specialization in energy systems and technologies and a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. He can be reached at:  raivarun @ gmail.com.

State Parking Garages can be found next to, behind and across from Scholz Garten. San Jacinto Blvd., 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and Trinity have parking garage entrances.

*Note: Our January happy hour will be at Scholz Garten, but may not be on a Tuesday.


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When & Where

Scholz Garten
1607 San Jacinto
Austin, TX 78701

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

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