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2014 Solar Symposium: Using Solar Energy to Generate Wealth in Lower Income Communities

GW Solar Institute

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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On September 23rd, the GW Solar Institute will host its 6th Annual Solar Symposium.  This event convenes policymakers, industry experts, business leaders, researchers, and students to discuss innovative solutions to today's biggest solar policy questions. 

This year's theme, "Using Solar Energy to Generate Wealth in Lower Income Communities," will be the first national conference that brings together stakeholders and decision-makers from all over the country to share and develop the emerging solutions needed to achieve solar affordability and accessibility for all Americans.   

Panels and presentations will focus on the best ways to broaden the solar market through creative incentive and financing solutions, elimination of legal and regulatory barriers, and integration of solar investments with existing federal low-income programs.
 

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keynote addresses and interactive panels featuring top government, solar, financing, and low-income housing leaders
  • An Innovation Showcase highlighting emerging practices and ideas that can getlow-income solar built
  • Networking lunch and refreshment breaks provide opportunities to meet other thought leaders
  • Release of a new solar energy report by the Center for American Progress
  • Research posters on low-income solar and related issues.
  • Event will be livestreamed and participants will be able to record their thoughts and ideas in a curated video booth.
  • Opportunity to participate in a low-income solar installation in DC organized by our partners at GRID Alternatives (on Monday, September 22nd)


AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

MORNING SPOTLIGHT TALK: TRENDS IN SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AND COSTS

  • Rhone Resch, President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Frank Sesno, Director, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs

 

PLANET FORWARD VIDEO SCREENING

 

MORNING PANEL: BARRIERS TO LOW-INCOME SOLAR INVESTMENTS

Moderator: Anya Schoolman, Executive Director, Community Power Network

  • Donnel Baird, Founder, BlocPower
  • DeWitt Jones, President, Boston Community Capital Solar Energy Advantage
  • Jared Lang, Sustainable Development Manager, National Housing Trust
  • Erica Mackie, Co-Founder and CEO, GRID Alternatives
  • Tom Osdoba, Vice President, Green Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

 

INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Moderator: Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director, George Washington University Sustainability

  • Beth Galante, Chief Energy Efficiency Officer, PosiGen LLC
  • Annie Harper, Coordinator, Yale Community Carbon Fund
  • Bracken Hendricks, CEO, Urban Ingenuity
  • Jon Hillis, Vice President, Prospect Solar
  • Hannah Masterjohn, Program Director of New Markets, VoteSolar

 

AFTERNOON PANEL: THE ROLE FOR GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP

Moderator: Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

  • Mike Carr, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE
  • Greg Hale, Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, New York State Governor’s Office
  • Ben Healey, Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA)
  • Trisha Miller, Senior Advisor, Office of Economic Resilience, HUD
  • Jacqueline Ponti-Lazaruk, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, USDA

 

INTERACTIVE AUDIENCE PROGRAM TO DETERMINE ACTION AGENDA

Moderator: Jerry Bloom, Partner and Chair, Energy Practice, Winston & Strawn LLP

  • Todd Foley, Senior Vice President, American Council on Renewable Energy
  • Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd.
  • Carol Werner, Executive Director, Environmental and Energy Study Institute


SPONSORS

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)

Community Power Network (CPN)

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

GRID Alternatives

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Podesta Group

PosiGen

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Winston & Strawn LLP

Verizon

Vote Solar

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When & Where


The George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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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. 

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