The N.C. Solar Center and the N.C. Dept. of Commerce are exhibiting together as the State of North Carolina at this year’s Solar Power International tradeshow and conference held in Dallas, Texas from October 17th-20th. There are many exciting new developments in the solar industry particularly in North Carolina. To highlight these developments, daily in-booth presentations are planned from 11am and 1pm Tuesday – Thursday:
Be sure to come by to visit and learn more: Booth #2937
Tuesday, October 18th
Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster
Smart grid, advanced transportation, renewable energy, energy efficiency. North Carolina’s Research Triangle region is a leading center of today’s cleantech revolution. Learn how your company can tap into a cutting-edge initiative that’s bringing together businesses, universities and government to advance the industry in N.C.
Speaker: Wade Fulghum, Assistant Director, Economic Development Partnership, Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, N.C. State University
Growth of Solar in North Carolina
Hear updates on solar policy, industry dynamics and future
Speaker: Ivan Urlaub, Executive Director, NCSEA outlook
Wednesday, October 19th
myDSIRE and Other Customized Services
Learn more about myDSIRE, solar thermal testing, financial modeling and other services offered by the N.C. Solar Center
Speakers: Steve Kalland, Executive Director, N.C. Solar Center; Amanda Vanega, Energy Policy Program Manager, N.C. Solar Center; Betsy McCorkle, Economic Development Coordinator, N.C. Solar Center
Solar Policy Trivia – presented by DSIRE
Attention all policy nerds! Take a break for some fun and networking as we test your knowledge of solar policy!
Speakers: Amanda Vanega and Amy Heinemann, Policy Analyst, N.C. Solar Center
Thursday, October 20th
Solar Energy Workforce Development
Learn about the DOE Solar Instructor Training Network’s “Train the Trainer” Program and the Renewable Energy Diploma Series offered by the N.C. Solar Center.
Speakers: Wade Fulghum, Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, N.C. State University and Betsy McCorkle, N.C. Solar Center
Annual Updates & Trends in Solar Policy – presented by DSIRE
Missed the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s annual meeting? Come hear the DSIRE team review the year’s solar policy news.
Speaker: Amanda Vanega, N.C. Solar Center
About Solar Power International
Solar Power International (SPI) is North America’s largest, most comprehensive solar power trade show and conference. This annual, business-to-business event was the first of its kind in North America and grows bigger and better every year.
Nearly 24,000 professionals from 125+ countries attend. With one out of five attendees coming from outside the United States, SPI is truly a global event.
In 2011, over 1,200 companies from all vertical markets in the solar power spectrum will exhibit in a space of more than 1 million gross square feet.