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SolarWakeup Live! Boston

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CIC Cambridge - Havana Room

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SolarWakeup Live! Boston will feature four (4) in-depth conversations about the local solar startup eco-system, venture capital and the new SMART solar program. We will also be speaking about the pending 201 petition issue as the news come out of the ITC hearing in Washington DC. Bringing together the market participants and leaders to engage in a discussion about growing solar in Massachusetts. All interviews are hosted by Yann Brandt, the editor of the daily SolarWakeup newsletter.

Speakers and Topics Include

  • Senator Joseph Boncore, representing First Suffolk and Middlesex, is the sponsor of S. 1824 which raises the net metering caps and expands the solar market in MA.
  • Michael Judge, Director of RE at MA DOER, about the departments work on the upcoming SMART program, how it was designed and will be implemented.
  • Daniel Hullah, Managing Director at GE Ventures, about corporate venture capital, technology and the best way for startups to attract capital.
  • Jon Abe, CEO at SunWealth, about how to finance small C&I solar projects and raising money through their social impact funds.

Limited number of sponsorships are available and tickets will sell out very quickly.

The event is co-hosted by CIC Cambridge, for which we are very grateful.


Speaker Bios:

Michael Judge, Director of Renewable Energy at DOER

Michael Judge has served as the Director of the Renewable and Alternative Energy Division at the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) since 2015. As Director, Michael manages the Division as it designs and implements renewable and alternative energy policy and programs for the Commonwealth. Before his appointment as Director, he served in various other roles at DOER, primarily related to the management of the state’s RPS and solar programs. Prior to his time at DOER, he worked at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center on the implementation and administration of its solar rebate programs. He is a graduate of UMass Amherst.

Daniel Hullah, Managing Director at GE Ventures

Daniel joined GE Ventures’ Boston office as a Managing Director in 2016, and is focused on in investing in the energy and industrial IoT sectors. He has spent the past 11 years as a venture capital investor as a Partner at RockPort Capital and most recently as Director, Ventures at National Grid in Waltham, MA. He also worked for RePower, a RockPort portfolio company in the residential solar space. He has led investments across the sector including solar, energy efficiency, power electronics, agricultural biotechnology, and energy storage. Daniel grew up in the UK and has a BA in Chemistry and a D.Phil in Physical Chemistry from the University of Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD. He lives in Somerville, MA with his wife and three boys.

Jon Abe, CEO of SunWealth

Jon is CEO and Founder of Sunwealth, which specializes in financing and managing commercial solar projects across the U.S. Jon is a clean energy executive, project developer, financier, and asset manager with deep commercial scale transaction experience. Previously, Jon was a Senior Vice President at Nexamp, where he served as the head of business development, asset management, and policy. At Nexamp, Jon supported the development and financing of more than 40 MW of commercial-scale solar projects. He was also General Manager of Nexamp Capital, which controlled a diverse portfolio of solar assets. Additionally, Jon worked for the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust where he developed and managed the $68 million Commonwealth Solar program. Jon holds a BA from Cornell University.


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