2012 Solar Symposium | A Path to Energy Significance
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On April 12, 2012, over 500 people tuned-in online or came in person to watch, participate, and learn during the GW Solar Institute 4th Annual Symposium, Solar Energy: A Path to Energy Significance.
The event convened major figures in the energy and solar arenas, including a keynote address from California Public Utilities Commissioner Timothy Simon, on the regulatory challenges and opportunities for solar energy in California.
Other highlights included a panel moderated by Washington Post National Environmental Reporter Juliet Eilperin on barriers to the development of solar energy related to finance, trade, and competition from natural gas, as well as discussions on the technical and business realities for solar energy.
Panel Discussion: Economic and Policy Barriers to the Development of Solar Energy | Session Video
Moderator: Juliet Eilperin, National Environmental Reporter, The Washington Post
Brian Crabb - Director of Federal Government Affairs, First Solar, Presentation Robert Margolis - Senior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Presentation William Morin - Senior Director of Government Affairs, Applied Materials, Inc., and Chairman of the Trade Working Group, Solar Energy Industries Assoication, Presentation Sara Banaszak, Vice President and Chief Economist, America's Natural Gas Alliance
Panel Discussion: Solar - The Private Sector is the Driver | Session Video