Join us at SOLAR 2020, June 23-26, 2020 at George Washington University in Washington D.C., in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

A message from our Conference Chair:

SOLAR 2020 is a global solar event at the right place and at the right time. Washington, D.C., home of international institutions: The World Bank Group, InterAmerican Development Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO), the seat of our national government, center of national media, and home of a few thousand non-profits that impact policy especially in global security, energy, environment, housing, and financing. The George Washington University, five blocks from The White House is at the epicenter of this activity with an aggressive faculty, administration and engaged student body – and we are surrounded by a host of nearby universities in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia who are also involved in these organizations and opportunities.

And the events of moment, international pronouncements by international bodies and scientists on climate change, amazing technology and market advances by innovators and financiers, and a push by everyone across the political spectrum for more control of our energy choices to reduce costs, increase reliability and resiliency, reduce regulated greenhouse gas emissions of our air and water, and reinvigorate local economies with jobs and employment opportunities–all converging for interaction and discussion in this global capital at this pivotal time. 

This will be an exciting moment to create discourse and strategies and opportunities to push forth and even faster-paced clean energy agenda. And I look forward to see everyone with an interest in clean energy, driving a new economy, and shrinking emissions and pollution as low as possible — all here in Washington, D.C. in 2020. 

– Scott Sklar, Adjunct Professor and Energy Director of GWU’s Environment & Energy Management Institute (EEMI), President of The Stella Group, Ltd., and awardee of the The Charles Greeley Abbot Award by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and in 2014 awarded the Green Patriot Award by George Mason University in Virginia

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