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Driving on Sunshine: Market Opportunities at the Intersection of Electric Vehicles and Solar Power


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Driving on Sunshine: Market Opportunities at the...

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As more consumers understand the benefits of renewable energy and clean transportation, demand for these products are sky-rocketing. Between 2013 and 2014 alone, registrations for battery electric vehicles doubled while solar installations increased by 40%. Digging deeper into the data, an important trend surfaces: 85% of consumers who would like to purchase an electric vehicle have either favorable or very favorable views toward solar energy (Navigant Research's 2012 Energy & Environment Consumer Survey). Why is this and why does it matter?

Drive Oregon's upcoming event on Tuesday, September 23rd will take a closer look at these and other questions at the intersection of electric vehicle and solar power markets.  We’ll explore how large the business opportunities are within this arena and how major industry players are working - either separately or in never-before-seen partnerships - to take advantage of the new “EV + PV” market.

Our event will feature three knowledgeable professionals - from the solar industry and the electric vehicle charging industry - to support a rich discussion on how the two industries can compliment each other as they work to serve this new kind of customer. Maryline Daviaud Lewett, Senior Manager of Business Development for the EV Business, will speak on behalf of Schneider Electric, a global energy management firm with operations in over 100 countries. Schneider Electric provides EV charging stations and is currently exploring this new market of EV + PV. Marvin Talbert, Business Development Leader, will be speaking on behalf of SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for the last 35 years. Both Maryline and Marvin will share their unique experiences and insight on this topic from the viewpoint of business development professional. Additionally, we will be bringing in Keith Knowles, Regional Sales Manager in Oregon, from SolarCity, America's largest solar provider. Keith is Solar City's Regional Sales Manager in Oregon, and will uitlize his experience as a solar sales professional to balance out this comprehensive discussion.

Our speakers will discuss their firms’ perspectives on the emerging EV + PV market, share how they are or will be acting to take advantage of it, and highlight the potential impacts of this new trend that is bringing together two traditionally separate industries.  These presentations will provide valuable information for firms developing or seeking out new technologies to enhance their products, or for anyone interested in the nexus of these two sustainable technologies.

Drive Oregon is partnering with Solar Oregon to host this event. Solar Oregon is a non-profit organization that provides public education and community outreach on solar technology and its applications, methods for improving energy efficiency, and ideas for building a carbon-neutral future. They serve as a connector and source of information for Oregon’s solar community. More information can be found at

Space is limited, so reserve your ticket now!  Attendance is FREE for Drive Oregon members and Solar Oregon members, $25 for non-members. Oregon wine, beer and light refreshments will be provided at no additional charge.

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Kell's Irish Pub
112 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Forth is advancing smart, electric and shared mobility through innovation, demonstration projects, advocacy and engagement. Forth manages and operates the Go Forth Electric Showcase in downtown Portland, OR. 

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