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February 25, 2014

Mtg: Solar 101: What’s Driving America’s Solar Boom?

by @ 7:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 18, 2014
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
– residential, commercial, incentives, safety …
Speaker: Mark Bachman, residential energy program, SolarCity
Time: Networking and dinner at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose at 5:15 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: Presentation at UL, 455 E Trimble Rd, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

America is in the middle of a solar energy boom.  More than two-thirds of America’s residential and commercial distributed solar power has been installed since January 2011.  And by 2015, the country’s distributed PV market is expected to jump by more than 200 percent.  What is driving this exploding growth in solar energy?  What are the major trends in the residential and commercial spaces, and what are the economic incentives for business and home owners?  In a future with millions of distributed rooftop power generators, what are the operational and safety concerns that may arise?

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