January 27, 2010
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Hyatt Regency
122 N Second Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
2010 - Sessions
2010 - Speakers
8:00 – 8:30
Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00
Opening Remarks & Symposium Kick Off
Kirk Busch
Az4Solar.org - Chairman
Gabrielle Giffords
US Congresswomen Video Feed
Rick Shangraw
Arizona State University
9:00 – 10:00
Arizona's Solar Demand Environment
Moderator: Bud Annan - Science Foundation AZ

Arizona's Solar Demand Environment
This session will examine factors driving the demand side of Arizona's emerging solar economy. The state’s major utilities will discuss how they are responding to increasing demand from residential and consumer markets, and how they are confronting the challenges and opportunities related to large-scale generation

Tony Tewelis
Arizona Public Service
Lori Singleton
Salt River Project
Ted Burhans
Tucson Electric Power
10:00 – 11:00
Creating PV
Moderator: Paula Mints - Navigant Consulting

Photovoltaic panels / modules are among the most visible aspects of a solar economy. This session will examine PV manufacturing, including the technologies and process flow environment. Our panel will discuss the relative strengths and weaknesses of these manufacturing approaches and discuss the opportunities for creating PV in Arizona.

David Bohling
First Solar
Jeff Britt
Global Solar
Rob Wanless
SOLON Corporation
Richard Bozicevich
TUV Rheinland
11:00 – 11:15 - Break
11:15 – 12:15
Creating CSP
Moderator: Scott Clavenna - Greentech Media

Concentrating Solar Power is best known as a utility-scale solution for generating solar energy. Our panel will examine various technologies involved in CSP. We’ll discuss the manufacturing environment necessary to produce components utilized in solar thermal generation and the outlook for CSP deployment in Arizona.

Albert Fong
Albiasa Corporation
Brian Rasmussen
BrightSource Energy
Chris Davey
Steve Cowman
Stirling Energy
12:15 – 1:45
Luncheon Program
Governor Jan Brewer to Announce Suntech Factory Location
Keynote Address
Suntech Power
Steve Chadima, VP External Relations

Suntech Power Holdings is the global leader in the design and manufacture of solar products. Suntech recently announced plans to build its first North American factory in the Greater Phoenix area.

ASU’s PV Manufacturing Consortium
Stuart Bowden - ASU Solar Power Lab

Arizona State University has become a world leader in solar-related research. We’ll take a brief look at how ASU is approaching a US Department of Energy opportunity for creating a university / industry consortium to manufacture photovoltaics.

Arizona Solar Employment Center
Joseph Tuerff - Manpower, Inc.

Manpower will introduce its Arizona Solar Employment Center, a proprietary platform designed to provide Arizona-based employers and employees with a unique window into solar-related job opportunities and the skills necessary for these jobs.

1:45 – 2:30
Solar Manufacturing Supply Chain
Moderator: Michael O’Halloran - CH2M HILL

Our panel will discuss the diverse elements that comprise a solar manufacturing supply chain and why it’s important to locate in the Southwest. We’ll see if Arizona has “the right stuff” when it comes to meeting the existing - and future - needs of manufacturers and suppliers of solar-related materials, tools and processes.

Jeff Handelman
Air Products
Mark George
General Plasma
Gerald Fine
Schott Solar
Andy Weissmann
2:30– 3:15
Solar in Action
Moderator: David Beauchamp - Bryan Cave LLP

We’ll review several examples of how Solar is currently deployed in Arizona, and how it may be deployed over the next few years. We’ll discuss the projected growth of residential, commercial and utility-scale solar applications and the role of developers, financing agents and other parties

Ray Jensen
Arizona State University
James Beard
Solar City
Thomas Rooney
SPG Solar
3:15 – 3:30 - Break
3:30 – 4:15
First Solar: Development Overview

First Solar is one of the world's leading solar module manufacturers and utility systems providers. More than 1,800 MW of First Solar's PV technology has been deployed in projects throughout the world. First Solar Executives will provide a company overview and discuss:

• What it takes to complete a utility scale PV project
• Lessons learned: an overview of the 21MW Blythe project
• First Solar’s project philosophy and execution
• Conditions necessary for solar to thrive in Arizona and the U.S.

Richard Gruber
VP Project Development.
Jim Tyler
Director of Projects, US West
4:15 – 5:15
Moderator: Tom Alston - Solar Alliance

“With so much sunshine, Arizona should be the solar capital of the world.” Representatives from Arizona’s key economic development and policy making organizations will discuss the policy frameworks surrounding the adoption of solar / renewable energy; the competitive business landscape within which manufacturers and other industry participants operate; and the economic prospects for Arizona’s solar energy industry.

Kris Mayes
Az Corp. Commission
Bennet Curry
Az Dept of Commerce
Barbara Leff
Arizona Legislature
Barry Broome
Greater PHX Economic Council
Steve Chadima
Suntech Power
5:15 – 7:00
Networking Reception:

Opening Remarks By Mayor Phil Gordon
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