By Andrew Mills and Ryan Wiser Recent declines in the cost of photovoltaic (PV) energy, increasing experience with the deployment of concentrating solar power (CSP), the availability of tax-based incentives for solar, and state renewables portfolio standards (RPS) (some with solar-specific requirements) have led to increased interest in solar power among U.S. load-serving entities (LSEs). [...]
Mike will be speaking at the Friday Plenary Session from 10:30-12:00. Mike Healy helped start Skyline Innovations, a finance and development company focused on solar water heating systems. Mike leads the companies market development efforts, including new business development and government affairs. Mike also Chairs the Solar Heating and Cooling Alliance and serves on the [...]
Elaine Ulrich will speak at SOLAR 2013 on Friday, April 19th at 10:15-11:45. A former AAAS fellow, Elaine has spent the past few years working on renewable energy in the office of former senator Ken Salazar, the Science & Technology committee in the US house of Representatives, DOE’s office of Strategic Planning and Analysis in EERE, and she recently served as the Sr. Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, where she built a comprehensive solar energy portfolio.
She will be speaking on Thursday, April 18th from 10:15-11:45. Alice LeBlanc is an economist and an independent consultant who has worked for the past twenty years to promote market mechanisms as tools to address climate change and sustainable development. Her clients have included the Urban Land Institute and other NGOs, USEPA, Government of Australia, World Bank, United Nations, Commission for Environmental Cooperation and private sector clients in the U.S., Canada and the EU.
She will be speaking on Thursday, April 18th from 10:15-11:45. Patricia Hoffman is the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the U.S. Department of Energy. The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability leads the Department of Energy’s (DOE) efforts to modernize the electric grid through the development and implementation of national policy pertaining to electric grid reliability and the management of research, development, and demonstration activities for “next generation” electric grid infrastructure technologies.
Travis Price will speak on The Mythic Modern: mythology, ecology, and technology…the spirit of place at the Emerging Architecture session of SOLAR 2013. This session takes place on Friday, April 19th from 3:15-4:45.