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SOLAR 2013 Highlights DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE You Can ’ t Afford to Miss It : Register Today for SOLAR 2013 Baltimore Convention Center, April 16-20 T he American Solar Energy Society has put together five full days of immersion in renewable energy issues , policy and technologies for the National Solar Conference. If you are a renewable energy company, architect, city planner, builder, investor, policy analyst, utility representative, public official or technology researcher , you won’t want to miss this conference. Special hotel prices available! ASES has arranged special pricing with the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, the official hotel of SOLAR 2013. Extreme Weather: Renewable energy provides resiliency for communi-ties in the face of climate-related weather disasters. SOLAR 2013 will examine the role of renewable energy in planning, mitigation and recov-ery from increasingly disruptive events such as Superstorm Sandy. On Thursday, April 18, ASES will convene a cross-disciplinary group of state and local officials, utilities, businesses, insurance and finance experts, researchers and renewable energy com-panies, to strategize about the role of renewable energy in reducing risk from extreme weather events. Speakers include — -Alice LeBlanc , former head of the Office of Environment and Climate Change at American International Group (AIG), where she designed and implemented AIG’s global corporate climate change strategy. AIG suffered losses of $1.4 bil-lion as a result of hurricane Sandy. -Margarett Jolly , distributed generation ombudsman for Con Edison, will pres-ent the electric utility’s point of view on extreme weather mitigation. -Drew Torbin , vice president–renewable energy at ProLogis, will talk about the potential of commercial solar to improve resiliency in natural disasters. ProLogis is one of the world’s largest commercial real estate firms, managing over 500,000 million square feet of industrial space in 22 countries. -Patricia Hoffman , assistant secretary, Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, will discuss grid reliability and energy security. David Wedepohl, German Solar Industry Association Alice LeBlanc, Former AIG Director of Environ-ment & Climate Change What Can the United States Learn From Germany? Two veterans of the German renewable energy industry will answer that ques-tion. Germany is moving rapidly toward a renewable energy economy and for years has been the world’s top installer of photovoltaic systems. On Thursday, April 18, Jochen Flasbarth , president of the German Federal Environment Agency, will join Bill McKibben , founder of 350.org, in a plenary session on Climate & Resiliency. On Friday, April 19, David Wedepohl, markets and com-munications director of the German Solar Industry Association, will speak on “Building the Solar Industry,” joined by Rhone Resch , president of the Solar Energy Industries Association; Tony Clifford , CEO of Standard Solar; and Laura Jones , a partner at Hunton & Williams and an expert on tax incentives for renewable energy. Wedepohl will also participate in a panel session that explores which German policies might be appropriate in the United States. Bill McKibben, President and Co-Founder, 350.org CONERGY Travis Price, AIA Fellow, Author “Archeology of Tomorrow” More SOLAR 2013 Highlights l Technology Innovations: ASES presents the latest research in PV, CSP, solar thermal, forecasting and model-ing and the water-energy nexus. l Finance & Policy: What state and local policy innovations will keep the solar industry growing? How can per-mitting costs be reduced? How can we finance solar? l Green Building: Gain insights into state-of-the-art in solar and sustain-able building practices. Get the latest research on passive solar design, materials and energy modeling. Rhone Resch, President, Solar Energy Industries Association More speakers and conference details available at SOLAR2013.org REGISTER TODAY! Go to SOLAR2013.org now! 36 April 2013 SOLAR TODAY solartoday.org Copyright © 2013 by the American Solar Energy Society Inc. All rights reserved.

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You Can’t Afford to Miss It: Register Today for SOLAR 2013<br /> <br /> Baltimore Convention Center, April 16-20<br /> The American Solar Energy Society has put together five full days of immersion in renewable energy issues, policy and technologies for the National Solar Conference. If you are a renewable energy company, architect, city planner, builder, investor, policy analyst, utility representative, public official or technology researcher, you won’t want to miss this conference.<br /> <br /> Special hotel prices available!<br /> ASES has arranged special pricing with the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, the official hotel of SOLAR 2013.<br /> <br /> SOLAR 2013 Highlights<br /> <br /> Extreme Weather: Renewable energy provides resiliency for communities in the face of climate-related weather disasters. SOLAR 2013 will examine the role of renewable energy in planning, mitigation and recovery from increasingly disruptive events such as Superstorm Sandy. On Thursday, April 18, ASES will convene a cross-disciplinary group of state and local officials, utilities, businesses, insurance and finance experts, researchers and renewable energy companies, to strategize about the role of renewable energy in reducing risk from extreme weather events. Speakers include —<br /> <br /> - Alice LeBlanc, former head of the Office of Environment and Climate Change at American International Group (AIG), where she designed and implemented AIG’s global corporate climate change strategy. AIG suffered losses of $1.4 billion as a result of hurricane Sandy.<br /> - Margarett Jolly, distributed generation ombudsman for Con Edison, will present the electric utility’s point of view on extreme weather mitigation.<br /> - Drew Torbin, vice president–renewable energy at ProLogis, will talk about the potential of commercial solar to improve resiliency in natural disasters. ProLogis is one of the world’s largest commercial real estate firms, managing over 500,000 million square feet of industrial space in 22 countries.<br /> - Patricia Hoffman, assistant secretary, Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, will discuss grid reliability and energy security.<br /> <br /> What Can the United States Learn From Germany?<br /> Two veterans of the German renewable energy industry will answer that question. Germany is moving rapidly toward a renewable energy economy and for years has been the world’s top installer of photovoltaic systems. On Thursday, April 18, Jochen Flasbarth, president of the German Federal Environment Agency, will join Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, in a plenary session on Climate & Resiliency.<br /> <br /> On Friday, April 19, David Wedepohl, markets and communications director of the German Solar Industry Association, will speak on “Building the Solar Industry,” joined by Rhone Resch, president of the Solar Energy Industries Association; Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar; and Laura Jones, a partner at Hunton & Williams and an expert on tax incentives for renewable energy. Wedepohl will also participate in a panel session that explores which German policies might be appropriate in the United States.<br /> <br /> More SOLAR 2013 Highlights<br /> Technology Innovations: ASES presents the latest research in PV, CSP, solar thermal, forecasting and modeling and the water-energy nexus.<br /> <br /> Finance & Policy: What state and local policy innovations will keep the solar industry growing? How can permitting costs be reduced? How can we finance solar?<br /> <br /> Green Building: Gain insights into state-of-the-art in solar and sustainable building practices. Get the latest research on passive solar design, materials and energy modeling.

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