21 June 2012
The Siemens-hosted Solar Exchange West heads to the University of California at Berkeley on 1 August for a day of dialogue on the latest emerging topics, innovations and trends within the solar industry.
In its third year, the Siemens Solar Exchange thought-leadership event has hosted several thousand solar industry leaders, visiting academic “hubs” for renewable energy initiatives, including Arizona State University and North Carolina State University. Siemens recently held its Solar Exchange East event at Rutgers, where more than 300 attendees participated.
In partnership with the University of California at Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Bay Area PV Consortium, Clean Coalition and SEMI, Solar Exchange West provides an opportunity for dialogue among innovators and thought-leaders in the solar industry, including engineering management, OEMs, end users, developers, solution providers, academia, researchers, associations and financial institutions.
The event, which is geared towards professionals currently working in the solar industry, will be held at the International House and Chevron Auditorium on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley.
The event will feature round-table networking sessions, allowing attendees to increase their knowledge of products, solutions, services and associates within the solar industry and gather new perspectives and learn new methods.
Topics for the event include:
- Facilitating the high penetration of solar through distributed generation and intelligent grids.
- An overview of solar policy and wholesale distribution generation.
- Fulfilling California Governor Jerry Brown’s vision for 12GW of clean, local energy by 2020.
Other topics may include panel manufacturing, energy storage and related technologies, permitting and balance of system costs, smart metering and net monitoring, solar PV projects on university campuses and the bankability of solar projects in California.
The event is free to attend, but registration is required.