In conjunction with Rutgers University, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association, the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability and Siemens, offered a day of discovery and dialogue on the latest emerging topics, innovations and trends within the solar industry. In addition, there was opportunity for dialogue exchange on the extensive needs of manufacturers and developers of solar power.
Keynote speech was presented on The DOE SunShot Initiative: Science and Technology to enable Solar Electricity at Grid Parity, by Dr. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Director of the SunShot Initiative and Solar Energy Technologies Program for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Welcome and overview:
Michael Pazzani, VP for Research and Economic Development, Rutgers University
Rick Myers, Senior Director, Solar Vertical Market Management, Siemens Industry
Panel discussion on solar panel manufacturing and materials
Jeff Dorety, Sr. Sales Director, JA Solar
Reed Richerson, National Key Account Manager, Upsolar America
Chad Stuckey, Assoc. Director, Eastern Region Sales, N.A., Trina Solar
Dunbar P. Birnie, III, Dept. of Material Science and Engineering - Rutgers University
Eric L. Garfunkel, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
Panel discussion on energy storage and related technologies
Glenn G. Amatucci, Material Sciences and Engineering, Rutgers University
Jack Hurley , Director, Energy Storage Research Group, Siemens Corporate Research
Trends for Leading U.S. Industry Investments in Solar Power
Daniel Cassidy , Energy & Sustainability Manager, Johnson & Johnson Workplace Solutions
Robert Kopp , Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute (REI)
Shihab Kuran , President and CEO, Petra Solar
Clark Wiedetz - Moderator, Alternative & Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Division, Siemens Industry, Inc.
Robert Shober , V.P., Infrastructure Engineering and Environmental Programs /Global Engineering, Campbell’s Soup
Panel discussion on New Jersey SREC programs and policies
Frank A. Felder, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
Bob Marshall, Assistant Commissioner, NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Steve Morgan, CEO, American Clean Energy
Kevin Quilliam - Moderator, Co-Founder and President, SREC Trade
Real-time Web-based Energy Monitoring/Management & the Leveraging of Social Media
Panel discussion on solar PV projects on university campuses
Tom Nyquist, Director of Engineering for Princeton, Princeton University
Lou Poandl, Director of Physical Plant Operations, William Paterson University
Ricardo Bianchini, Dept. of Computer Science, Rutgers University
Gary Minkoff - Moderator, Executive Director for NJHEPS
Michael Kornitas, Energy Conservation Manager, Rutgers University
Panel discussion on the bankability of solar projects in the Northeast
Lyle Rawlings, VP of MSEIA, President & CEO of Advanced Solar Products
Frank T. Cannone, Chairman of the Corporate Department, Gibbons P.C.
George F. Nagle, Partner, Chair of Tax Practice, Sorin Royer Cooper
Chris Schandera - Moderator, Project and Export Finance Advisor, Siemens Financial Services
Overview of the Rutgers Research Institute
And more ....
As well, the event featured round-table networking sessions, offered attendees the ability to increase their knowledge about products, solutions, services and associates within the solar industry in the Northeast, gather new perspectives and learn new methods.
Finally, there was a tour over the Rutgers University, Livingston Campus 7 acre Solar Array.The 1.4 megawatt solar farm is one of the largest renewable energy systems on a single campus in the United States and generates approximately 11 percent of the electrical demand of the Livingston Campus.
Solar Exchange East 2012 Agenda