January 15, 2015 Greg Smestad solideas

Photovoltaics for a Billion Poor

Greg P. Smestad, Ph.D.

Editor, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells

Owner, Sol Ideas Technology Development

Lecturer & Graduate Engineering Dept, Santa Clara University


February 11, 2015 wpb00fdb0b_05_06

Expressing Solar

Doug McKenzie, NorCal Solar


March 11, 2015 Cliff_Staton

PACE is Back … and Bigger Than Ever

Cliff Staton, Renewable Funding

Executive Vice President


April 8, 2015

Panel Discussion: How Chinese Module Makers are Moving Forward with the Current Tariffs and Countervailing Duties

Panelists from the US operations of Tier 1 Chinese module manufacturers,

Tamara Montague, VP Sales for JA Solar

Jing Tian,, Head of Global Marketing for Trina Solar

Patrick Lynch, US Sales Manager for Renesola.


May 13, 2015

Long-Duration Energy Storage and PV: Renewable Energy’s BFFs

Dr. Craig Horne

Board member of the Energy Storage Association (ESA),

CEO and Chief Strategy Officer at EnerVault,

Vice President of Technology at World Energy Labs,

Senior Vice President and Founder of Kainos Energy,

Chair of the Electrochemical Society, San Francisco Section.


June 10, 2015

Will solar combined with storage hasten grid defection?

Eric Wesoff

Editor-in-Chief, Greentech Media,

Founder, The Venture Power Report


August 12, 2015

Functional Coatings for PV Glass

Brenor Brophy

CEO, Enki Technology

CEO, Nanonexus

Director of Product & Test Engineering, Cypress


September 9, 2015

Optimizing PV system design to profit from impending utility rate changes

Samuel Adeyemo

CEO, Aurora Solar

Co-Founder, Vituo Technologies

VP, JPMorgan’s Chief Investment Office


November 11, 2015

Can a one cent zip tie break the financial return on a $100M PV Asset?

John Sedgwick

President VDE Americas

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Solaicx

Founding General Partner, Virtual Founders Funds

President, Kb/TEL International

Founding General Partner, Virtual Founders Funds

Vice president, Sales & Marketing, California Microwave

Co-Founder & SVP Sales & Marketing, MultiPoint Networks Inc.