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 Export to Your Calendar 10/20/2016
When: Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:30 AM
Where: GTRI Conference Center Georgia Tech
250 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30318
United States
Contact: Georgia Solar Business Office

Online registration is available until: 10/19/2016
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 Meet our Keynote Speakers!!


 Terry Jester

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,

Silicor Materials


 Tim Dwight

Former Falcon Player,

Co-founder Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association (ISETA)

 Terry Jester is a 37-year veteran of the solar industry with extensive leadership experience in the manufacturing and engineering of photovoltaics. She joined Silicor Materials in 2010 following her active involvement in the company as entrepreneur in residence at Hudson Clean Energy. Silicor Materials produces high-quality, environmentally sustainable solar silicon. Silicor’s novel purification process is the lowest-cost alternative to the Siemens method, yielding silicon that performs at the industry standard. Ms. Jester has managed large solar operations and held engineering positions for SoloPower, SunPower, SolarWorld, Siemens, Arco and Shell. She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University Northridge

 The owner of Integrated Power Corporation (IPC) and co-founder of the Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association (ISETA), Tim Dwight has a special connection to Georgia, where he began his 10-year professional football career. Dwight forever endeared himself to Atlanta Falcons fans with a 94-yard touchdown run in Super Bowl XXXIII. His stellar football career ended in 2007 and he turned his attention to a new challenge: solar energy. He not only invested in Novato, CA, based IPC, he became an ardent solar advocate in his home state of Iowa, where he co-founded ISETA and works to encourage solar-friendly policy. His efforts succeeded in persuading Iowa lawmakers to create a state solar tax credit in 2012, which has since been expanded. He was lauded in a recent Sports Illustrated profile for his tireless efforts to educate consumers, businesses and policymakers on the benefits of solar energy. He divides his time between California and Iowa, where he also operates a youth sports foundation supporting Children’s Hospital of Iowa and the Tim Dwight Scholarship Fund.


 Join Dr. Marilyn Brown

for a discussion of her new book

Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy”


Marilyn A. Brown is the Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is Director of the Climate and Energy Policy Lab and a Presidential appointee to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Previously she held leadership positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She has authored more than 250 publications and five books including Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016) and Green Savings: How Markets and Policies Drive Energy Efficiency (Praeger Press, 2015). Among her honors and awards, she is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for co-authorship of the report on Mitigation of Climate Change, she has served on seven committees of the National Academies of Sciences, and she is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee.


Panels and Round Table

 Panel 1: Better Together: How Rooftop Solar is Growing with Solarize

Moderator: Jennette Gayer, Environment Georgia
Panelist: Don Moreland, CrowdSource
Panelist: Montana Busch, Alternative EnergySoutheast
Panelist: Grant Tallon, Hannah Solar


Panel 2: Raising the Dough: Financing Successful Large Solar Projects in the Southeast 

Moderator: Stephen Elkind, Beltline Energy
Panelist: Chris Diaz, Seminole Financial Services
Panelist: Craig Hoffman, Monarch Private Capital
Panelist: Brian Morrissey, Citizens Energy Corporation


Panel 3: Where are we now: HB 57 at

1 Year Old

Moderator: Shan Arora, Southface
Panelist: Michael Chanin, Cherry Street Financial
Panelist: Jairo Garcia, City of Atlanta
Panelist: Matt Bagwell, Housing Systems, Inc


Panel 4: Midnight Sun: Advancing Battery Technology to Make Solar a 24/7 Power Resource

Moderator: Jordan Little, Georgia Power
Panelist: Marko Rosenfeldt, Enphase
Panelist: Eric Gallant, GS Battery
Panelist:Carlos Restrepo, SonnenBatterie


Round Table: Sharing the Sun: Walton EMC's Community Solar Success Story

James Marlow, Radiance Solar
Jim Bottone, Walton EMC


Also Featuring Important Updates from:

 Commissioner Eaton,     Ervan Hancock,
Stephanie Benfield,      Commissioner McDonald,
Commissioner Wise,    Jaimie Barber,
and more...

The solar industry in Georgia, the Southeast, the U.S. and worldwide is growing and changing at a furious pace. Solar professionals, advocates and learners can catch up on the latest trends and news in acollegiateatmosphere with food, exhibits and special guests.Don’t miss this exciting presentation on solar energy in the 21stCentury from some of the industry’s most seasoned executives.


$235 for Members / $335 for Non-Members

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