April Happy Hour: How to Go Solar in the 21st Century
The solar power market has already moved greatly through its early development: from the isolated labs of researchers and inventors, the tinkering workshops of hobbyists, the reclusive sites of off-the-grid applications, the strident efforts of green activists, to the singular homes of early adopters, to wall street’s long-term investors, and more recently, to the doorstep offering. In this ever-expanding industry, there continues to be new horizons, each bigger than the last.
In this talk, industry experts convened by Solar Austin will discuss how solar power solutions in the 21st century are “crossing the chasm” to mass adoption.
Stan Pipkin: LighthouseSolar
Katharine Beisner: Consultant (software, SunPower, CleanTX)
Mark Begert: Mapdwell, Meridian (Finance)
Dave Dixon: Native
Allison Mond: GreenTechMedia (via Skype)
April 25, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
1607 San Jacinto St.
What new ways of acquiring solar power are emerging? Where is the innovation? How do we make the process simpler? When will it show up on new construction? And what are the evolving roles and blind spots of Utilities, Installers, technology manufacturers, policy makers, bankers and the marketplace?
Building off a similar talk at a recent Solar Austin speakers series, we’ll take a tour of what’s to come and answer audience questions about how to go solar effectively while maintaining the inherent promise that solar can deliver a cleaner, more affordable and more resilient future of electricity.