Southeast Solar: Ready for Prime Time?

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Title: Southeast Solar: Ready for Prime Time?
Alternative Title: Suniva: Efficiency Improvements Make it Ready for Prime Time!;
Outlook for Solar;
Why Solar Energy Makes Sense in Georgia
Author: Perez, Richard ; Demirdoven, Nuri ; Coker, Anthony A.
Abstract: The speakers will cover Southeastern solar resources, environmental and operating conditions, economic proposition and technology fit and availability.
Description: Richard Perez, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, State University of New York-Albany. Richard Perez has been associate editor of Solar Energy Journal since1995, and has published more than 120 articles and reports on solar radiation, renewable energy applications, and day lighting. He and his team advise the National Renewable Energy Lab on solar radiation profiles of the U.S. Richard built and lives in a passive solar photovoltaic home, and in 2000 received a U.S. patent for “Load Controller and Method to Enhance Effective Capacity of Photovoltaic Power Supply.” Perez earned a doctorate in atmospheric science from UAlbany (1983) and a diploma of advanced studies in external geophysics from the University of Paris (1978). Nuri Demirdoven, Ph.D., Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. Nuri is a member of McKinsey’s Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice and co-leads McKinsey Global Solar Initiative. He primarily serves global energy and materials clients focusing on electric power utilities, independent power developers and renewable energy OEMs. Nuri has been with McKinsey in Houston over 5 years. Prior to McKinsey Nuri worked with Air Liquide in France. Nuri holds a MS in Technology& Policy and PhD in Physical Chemistry both from MIT. Anthony Coker, Sr. Director of Strategic Partners, Suniva, Inc. Anthony is responsible for solutions development, key customer relationships and global product certifications. He is also a board member of with Technology Association of Georgia’s Smart Grid Society. Anthony has held management, sales, marketing and engineering roles with GE Plastics, Dow Corning/Hemlock Semiconductor, Accenture, Software AG, ITW Chemtronics, and Davy Powergas/McKee. He holds a BChE from Georgia Tech and has pursued an executive MBA at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. Runtime: 91:31 minutes.
Type: Lecture
Date: 2010-04-28
Contributor: State University of New York at Albany. Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
McKinsey and Company
Suniva, Inc.
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Southeastern states
Solar power
Solar resources
Photovoltaic cells
Solar concentrators
Solar market
Energy policy

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