San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Solar Power and Electric Vehicles
Wednesday, March 26 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(Networking & Refreshments 6:00 pm)
Acterra/Peninsula Conservation Center, Raptor Room, 3921 E. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303
Explore the nexus between PV and EVs! Using solar to charge electric vehicles has the potential to significantly reduce dependence on fossil fuel and together with large-scale energy storage could be the natural evolution of our vehicle/energy infrastructure. It can also reduce costs over gasoline and help clean the air. Join our panel of experts as we explore the exciting convergence of solar energy and electric vehicles.
Ron Freund, Chairman, Electric Auto Association
Ron has been the Chairman of the Electric Auto Association for 13 years, and is a Co-founder and Director of PlugInAmerica. He has owned rooftop solar for over 10 years and recently installed an additional PV system, doing all the work himself. Ron is a hardware designer, course developer, and computer security specialist at Hewlett-Packard.
Dr. Nick Carter, Founder and Owner, npc Solar
Nick has been driving electric and working in the solar industry since 2001. A NABCEP certified PV Installer since 2007, he shares a Nissan LEAF and Prius Plug-in Hybrid with his wife Georgia.
Jean Woo, Founder and CFO, Custom Power Solar
Jean has a strong interest developing renewable energy sources to protect our environment. With an MBA in Sustainability from Presidio Graduate School, she started Custom Power Solar to advance the use of renewable energy. The company specializes in grid-tied, battery back-up systems; especially battery-backed-up systems to charge EV's.
Sven Thesen, Energy and Electric Car Consultant
Sven lead business-development efforts for Better Place, landing a $7M grant for a large-scale switchable battery taxi project for the Bay Area. He also supervised PG&E’s electric vehicle (EV) group. In 2007, he and his fellow scientists and engineers were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in revising the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.
In addition, Acterra Board Member David Coale has graciously offered to act as our venue host for the evening. David is a solar installer and long-time electric car enthusiast, with experience converting fossil fuel vehicles to electric power. He will talk about the solar and electric vehicle charging capabilities featured at the Peninsla Conservation Center.
There will be time for Q&A and for passing the microphone to audience members who may have additional information on solar power and electric vehicles.
If you drive your electic vehicle to the event, there are 2 EV charging stations available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
NorCal Solar would like to thank our sponsors Quick Mount PV and Intersolar North America generous support.