|Sent on:||Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:56 PM|
Michael Rader, SEIA [address removed] 8:00 PM (19 hours ago)
A Solar Summit with Gabrielle Giffords
This Thursday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ office in Washington, DC will host a summit to showcase the future of solar energy technology and policy. We’d like to invite you to participate as a group of industry leaders, policymakers and advocates discuss the benefits and promise of solar energy for Arizona and the rest of America.
The summit will take place from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT (10:00 AM to 12:30 PM MST) this Thursday September 15th 2011 in the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center (HVC 215). Not planning to be in DC? No problem – click here to stream the summit online. You can also participate on Twitter using the hashtag #SolarTweetUp – tweets will be displayed live throughout the event.
SEIA’s CEO & President Rhone Resch will be a featured speaker. Other panelists will include Col. Bob “Brutus” Charette, director of the Expeditionary Energy Office of the United States Marine Corps; Thomas Doyle, president and CEO of NRG Solar; and Kris Mayes, former chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission and current faculty director of the Program on Law and Sustainability at Arizona State University.
Also participating will be Dr. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, program manager of the Solar Energy Technologies Program at the U.S. Department of Energy; Marc Spitzer, commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and Ken Zweibel, director of the George Washington University Solar Institute.
The story of solar energy is one of technology, innovation and competition. It’s an American success story and we’re proud to work with Rep. Giffords to highlight the great solar work being done in Arizona and other states.
We hope you can join us this Thursday and bring your perspective on solar energy in your community. You can find more information on the summit on Rep. Giffords’ website.
As always, thanks for being a solar champion.
Michael Rader, SEIA