Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC

June 23, 2011 7:00pm-9:00pm, The WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street, NYC

There has never been a better time for solar to make its mark: credit markets are more fluid, NYC has high technical potential for solar generation, and robust efforts from government and utility officials are streamlining financing, permitting, and installation. Our expert panel will explore new opportunities for public private partnerships, and will dive into project development and economic development opportunities in solar. Join us for a discussion on how new technologies, new business models, and industry consolidation are changing the market.

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How “Clean” is Solar?

The panel discusses how “clean” panel parts and panel manufacturing actually are. Clip from “Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC” on June 23, 2011.

Shyam Mehta: The Solar Price Disconnect

Shyam Mehta from GTM Research discusses how, although materials prices have dropped, installation prices have stayed the same. Clip from “Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC” on June 23, 2011.

The Limiting Factors of Renewables

The panel discusses how to combat the obstacles that prevent solar and wind from scaling up. Clip from “Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC” on June 23, 2011.

Shyam Mehta: Solar Jobs is More Than Manufacturing

Shyam Mehta recasts how we should look at Job Creation in the Solar Industry. Clip from “Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC” on June 23, 2011.

Shyam Mehta: Feed-In Tariffs

Shyam Mehta discusses the pros and cons of the feed-in tariffs. Clip from “Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC” on June 23, 2011.

Ted Sullivan: SREC 101

Ted Sullivan defines the SREC. Clip from “Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC” on June 23, 2011.

Lessons in SRECs

The panel compares the pending New York Solar Jobs Act with New Jersey’s current SREC system. Clip from “Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC” on June 23, 2011.

David Buckner: Solar Incentives Over Time

David Buckner compares $/kW rebates to performance based incentives. Clip from “Scaling Up Solar: Policies and People Building a Solar Industry in NYC” on June 23, 2011.

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