|13th Annual Solar Summit (2192)|
|Monday 11/07/2011 - Tuesday 11/08/2011|
|Puget Sound Energy|
|10885 NE 4th St, St #1200|
|Bellevue, Washington, 98004|
What if all the planning needed to attain this lofty goal were already done, sitting on shelves across the state?
What’s stopping us from doing it?
Washington Sunrise 2030, mapping the state’s path to energy freedom will be presented at the 13th Northwest Solar Summit, Nov. 7-8, 2011, hosted at the Puget Sound Energy Auditorium, in Bellevue, Wash. Along with PSE, other Summit sponsors include Shoreline Community College, Silicon Energy, and Johnson Braund.
U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, author of “Apollo’s Fire” is the invited keynote speaker. Paul Gipe, author of: Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Home- and Community-scale Wind Energy Systems, will also deliver a keynote address. The annual summit draws 200 to 300 of the most influential energy officials in the region from solar manufacturers, utilities, government leaders, builders,electricians, architects, environmentalists and educators.
The focus will be Washington Sunrise 2030, a groundbreaking aggregation of studies that comes to an astonishing conclusion: statewide carbon neutrality is within our grasp. Until now, no one has put together the puzzle of existing studies and projections by government agencies, utilities and industry to see the big picture.
It can be a sunny picture, too, if those same entities follow through with their own plans and coordinate with those of the others to develop a carbon-free, renewable-energy economy.
Washington Sunrise 2030 is the work of the Clean Energy Technology Program at Shoreline Community College. The report extends the vision of the AIA 2030 Challenge to include electrification of transportation. Studies in the report map strategies for deploying distributed solar, community wind power and zero-energy buildings and remodels. Rapid ramp up of carbon-neutral transportation systems and alternatives to sprawl and congestion are also included.
Among the Summit’s panels will be a discussion by companies doing 100 megawatt solar energy systems, community solar developers and residential solar. A separate panel on electrification of transport will includes car dealers, solar carport installers and transportation planners. Utility Managers, Architects, and urban planners are among the invited speakers.
Day 2 of the conference will set an action agenda for the state with real-world goals to move our communities, governments, utilities and ourselves toward a fully renewable energy base in both the built environment and transportation.