Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC

The third Clean Energy Connections event, Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC, will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2011, 7:00-9:00 PM at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street), NY, NY. 

Solar One and the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy(NYC ACRE) at Polytechnic Institute of New York University present the third event of their discussion series and online forum Clean Energy Connections. Developed in collaboration with The City University of New York Solar America City, Scaling Up Solar will feature national solar industry leaders discussing and debating new opportunities in collaboration and investment that will emerge as solar scales up globally.  As credit markets increase fluidity and government and utility officials work to streamline the pathway to installation, the climate for new solar installations has never been better. The public is invited to join the  discussion on how new technologies, new business models and industry consolidation are changing the market.

Clean Energy Connections brings together professionals, policymakers, investors and academia to explore major topics shaping NYC’s blossoming cleantech industry, and provides an expert forum to share best practices and new inspirations. Panel topics include investment opportunities in wind and solar, energy efficiency in the information age, electric vehicles and biomimicry and industrial design. Clean Energy Connections was developed in partnership with the Energy $mart Communities program of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and is sponsored by NYSERDA, Loeb & Loeb LLP, and Con Edison’s Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs. Greentech Media is the media sponsor for this series and will  host the live web stream of this event.

Opening Speaker
- Director, Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability
Panelists:
- David Buckner, President, Solar Energy Systems
- Shyam Mehta, Senior Solar Analyst, GTM Research
- John Moran, Suntech Power Holdings Co. 
Moderator:
- Ted Sullivan, Senior Analyst, Lux Research.

This event is open to the public.  General admission is $25, and student admission is $10. Advanced registration is required at www.cleanecnyc.org.

Solar One is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing energy and environmental awareness, and inspiring action through public education and cultural programming. Solar One is the Manhattan and Staten Island contractor for Energy $mart Communities, a program of NYSERDA.

NYC ACRE at NYU-Poly helps clean technology and renewable energy companies in New York City grow, advancing the city as a role model for a low-carbon future. As a physical destination for cleantech cluster development, NYC ACRE works with professional networks and organizations to promote information exchange and business growth.  To promote New York City as a thought leader for a clean energy economy, NYC ACRE produces events and seminars that showcase innovative solutions to the 21st century energy and climate challenge.  NYC ACRE companies have created more than 100 jobs and raised more than $9 million in capital in the last two years. For more information on tenant companies and to apply, visit www.nycacre.com.

NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.  NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.

Greentech Media delivers research and analysis in the business-to-business greentech market. Using an integrated platform, we produce high quality products, whether it is industry news, market research or networking events. GTM Research, the research arm of the company, produces in-depth market reports and is the publisher of PV News, a monthly solar market tracker. Greentech Media is headquartered in Boston, MA, with operations in New York, NY, San Francisco, CA and Munich. For more information, visit www.greentechmedia.com.