Solar in the City – A Solar Panel & Networking Event

9 Mar

March 12, 2009
6:00 – 8:30

The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC, Rooms C201/C202

Solar in the City: The Future of Solar in an Urban Setting

Science Barge Solar Panels

Solar energy in dense urban areas presents unique challenges and opportunities. This panel will explore how solar fits into the scheme for “green” commercial and large residential buildings in an urban setting such as NYC. A panel of experts will present current and planned examples of solar in these applications. They will offer the audience an overview of current and evolving technologies for building integrate solar and discuss the current City, State and Federal policies related to commercial solar, and their implications for cost and integration with the power grid. Finally, panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities of solar in NYC, and the developments that need to occur to increase the use of solar power in Gotham. This is the first in a series of events that will take place in 2009.

The Solar Panel:

Moderator: Tria Case, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Energy, Bronx Community College

Tom Thompson, SVP, Atlantis Energy – Atlantis Energy Systems, Inc. is the world’s first manufacturer of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) products. AES services include: system design, project coordinatoion, system integration and training.

Dave Bruckner, Solar Energy Systems – Solar Energy Systems, LLC designs and develops power projects fueled by the sun’s clean, abundant, and renewable energy.

Greg Kiss, Found and Architect, Kiss + Cathcart. Kiss and Cathcart is recognized as a world leader in combining solar, or photovoltaic (PV), technology and architectural design.

Alison King, Assistant Vice President, Energy, New York City Economic Development Council.

Tickets: NYSES members: $10 / $15 for non-members

RSVP to reserve your space at rsvp@nyses.org

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2 Responses to “Solar in the City – A Solar Panel & Networking Event”

  1. cheapsolarpanel March 11, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    Since we are experiencing economy crisis right now, we ought to find ways to lessen our daily expenses. We all prioritize expenses at home and it would be really amazing to have solar energy for our homes.
    After the upfront investment, it is great way to save money on our electricity bills.

  2. Cathy March 12, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    cheapsolarpanel,

    I agree – the Economic Stimulus Package has helped to relieve some of these upfront costs quite drastically (check here for details: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_tax_credits#s4) Hopefully, this will provide an incentive for home owners, building owners, business owners etc…to go solar in their dwellings.

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