2009 Solar Symposium | A Solution to Energy and Environmental Problems?

On April 24, 2009, the GW Solar Institute held its inaugural Solar Symposium, entitled A Solution to Energy and Environmental Problems?  

The event focused on using solar electricity to meet challenges in energy independence and climate change.

New research, key technical leaders, as well as influential decision-makers were featured with the aim of developing a consensus vision for the role of solar energy.

Agenda: 

Welcome |  Session Video

Peg Barratt - Dean, GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Ken Zweibel - Executive Director, GW Solar Institute

Sustainability at George Washington University
Steven Knapp - President, George Washington University
 

What Solar Can Mean to Us |  Session Video

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords - US Representative (AZ-08)

Solar Solutions | Session Video

Ken Zweibel - Executive Director, GW Solar Institute, Presentation
 

Panel Discussion: The German Feed In Tariff as a Model for Solar Deployment | Session Video

The German Feed In Tariff 
Hans Josef Fell - German Bundestag Representative, Video, Presentation

Karin Corfee - Senior Principal, KEMA, Presentation
Wilson Rickerson - Senior Vice President, Meister Consultants Group, Presentation
Julia Hamm - Executive Director, Solar Electric Power Association, Presentation
Rhone Resch - President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association, Presentation

Networking Lunch and Research Presentations

Jon Deason - Principal Investigator and Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University
Robert Harrington - Principal Investigator and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University, Presentation
Steve Burns - Co-Project Investigator and PhD Candidate, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, George Washington University, Presentation
Ariel Castillo - Co-Project Investigator and PhD Candidate, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, George Washington University, Presentation

Status and Potential of Solar

PV Status and Pathways
Stephen O'Rourke - Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities, 
Video, Presentation

Solar and the Power Grid
Jon Wellinghoff - Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Video, Presentation

The Solar Opportunity
Ted Turner - Chairman, Turner Enterprises, Video

CSP, PV, and a Renewable Future
Sam Baldwin - Chief Technology Officer and Board of Directors, Office of Energy Efficiency and REnewable Energy, US Department of Energy, Video, Presentation

Solar's Path Forward 

US Department of Energy Solar Program
John Lushetsky - Manager of the Solar Energy Technologies Program and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy, Video, Presentation

US Department of Energy's Solar Analysis Agenda: Current Activities and Future Directions
Robert Margolis - Senior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Video, Presentation

Practical Solar Analysis
Richard Perez - Research Professor, SUNY Albany, Video, Presentation