The 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review will host a Technology Forum showcasing innovative and cutting-edge technologies that are helping to drive down the cost of solar energy. The Forum will feature a wide range of solar industry exhibitors showcasing software and hardware products and solutions, as well as nearly 300 SunShot awardees displaying their work and answering questions about their projects.
Technology Forum Hours
May 19 from 4:00-7:00pm May 20 from 4:00-7:00pm May 21 from 4:00-7:00pm
The future of solar energy can be bright. Solar energy is growing quickly; in certain parts of the U.S., solar is on the precipice of becoming a mainstream generation source . As solar power’s costs fall, and as solar begins to reach grid parity in a few states, the industry is shifting its focus to opening new markets and to further cutting costs. But there are significant challenges to scaling up solar, and major disagreements have broken out as solar power expands. What are the challenges and disagreements? How are they playing out? How might they be resolved?
Join Summit attendees in California C & D for an opening reception featuring kick-off speakers Minh Le, Director of the SunShot Initiative, and Tom Tait, mayor of the City of Anaheim. All posters and exhibits will be on display. Light refreshments will be served from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Energy Department is organizing regional summits around the country to expand its partnerships, share resources and successes, and refine its strategy to boost U.S. competitiveness in clean energy manufacturing. Learn more about the CEMI Western Regional Summit in San Francisco on April 17 and find out how to register for the event.