Save the Date
For Georgia’s first Women in Solar Energy Event
on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Georgia Solar Energy Association, in coordination with national leaders for Women in Solar Energy (WISE), will hold a forum on Women in Solar from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 5 Seasons Brewing Company, 1000 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta.
Speakers will include Keynote Speaker Katy Breazeale, CohnReznick Partner in Charge of the South Central Region Transaction Advisory Group for Renewable Energy, discussing the importance of the federal Investment Tax Credit extension in continuing solar development throughout the Southeast. A panel of women now playing key roles in Georgia’s solar market will discuss their work and offer advice for women aspiring to successful solar careers.
All are welcome! This isn’t just an event for women. Part of a national celebration of the contributions women are making in the growing U.S. solar industry, Georgia’s WISE event will feature women who are moving Georgia’s solar industry forward. They will discuss industry growth and opportunities here, and the special challenges they face.
Registration will include light fare and Happy Hour beverages at the conclusion of the program. Watch for more details coming soon.
WHO: GA Solar and Women in Solar Energy
WHAT: Georgia’s first Women in Solar Event
WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Five Seasons Brewing Company, 1000 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
REGISTRATION: $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers
WHY: Because women are making great strides for solar in Georgia. You should know who they are and what they are doing
WISE Event Agenda
2:30 Introduction of GA Solar and WISE: Sharon Lee, Chair, Georgia Solar Energy Association
2:50 Introduction of Panel & Moderator: Marci Reed, Chief Development and Communications Officer, Southface
2:55pm Panel: Moderator Dana Redden, CEO, Solar Concierge
Jamie Barber, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Manager, Public Service Commission
Brooke Starr Haman, Renewable Development Lead, GA Power
Mary Britton, Director of Service, Hannah Solar
Jennette Gayer, Executive Director, Environment Georgia
Topic: My work in the solar industry. Advice for women aspiring to careers in solar.
3:50pm Introduction: Julie Hairston, President, GigaWord Communications / Karen Stevenson, Georgia Solar Communications Committee Co-Chairs
3:55pm Keynote Speaker:
Katy Breazeale, CohnReznick, Partner in Charge of the Transaction Advisory Group for the South Central Region for the Renewable Energy Industry and Real Estate Consulting.
Topic: How the ITC extension supports continuing solar development in the Southeast. Challenges of financing solar projects in the Southeast. What financing challenges do projects with low PPA rates have and are they sustainable?
4:15pm Q&A: Caroline Golin, The Greenlink Group
4:25pm Closing Remarks: Kate Neely, SolDev
4:30pm Cocktails to be served