Friday, October 18, 2019
The Washington State Solar Summit is a one day conference consisting of panels and presentations covering topics relevant to the Washington solar industry. Solar Summit attendees include representatives from solar installation companies, utilities, manufacturers, distributors, engineers, tribes, city and state government agencies, policy makers, consultants, educators and more.
Photos of the 2018 Washington State Solar Summit by Coleman Schwartz Media (www.colemanschwartzmedia.com; FB; @ColemanSchwartzMedia, IG: @coleman0121)
Conference session topics and speakers:
All sessions, session titles, topics, speakers and order subject to change.
Introduction & Welcome
Dean Van Vleet, President, Solar Washington
Sarah Vorpahl, Senior Energy Policy Specialist, Washington State Department of Commerce
Where are we at now? National and state updates, trends and perspectives
Austin Perea, Senior Solar Analyst, Wood Mackenzie
|Lauren McCloy, Senior Policy Advisor, Energy, Governor Jay Inslee|
Solar + Storage
Daniel Finn-Foley, Head of Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie
|Reeves Clippard, Founder, CEO, A&R Solar|
Solar & Resilience: Highlighting projects throughout the state and elsewhere that use solar (plus other technologies) to increase resilience on the grid and in communities
Bob Kirchmeier, P.E., Senior Energy Policy Specialist, Clean Energy Fund Grid Modernization Program, Washington State Department of Commerce
|Edwin Wanji, Sphere Solar Energy|
Solar panel recycling & addressing the current Washington recycling legislation
|Kirk Haffner, Owner, South Sound Solar|
|Sam Vanderhoof, CEO, Recycle PV Solar, LLC|
Scaling Up: What it will take to get to 100%
Jason Thackston, Senior Vice President, Energy Resources, Avista Utilities
An electric utility’s perspective of building upon the largest utility scale solar project in Washington and moving toward a 100% clean electric grid. Opportunities and challenges of renewable integration while maintaining reliability and affordability.
|Haley Gardner, Specialist, Zero Energy, International Living Future Institute.|
Senator Reuven Carlyle, 36th Legislative District
- Sarah Vorpahl, Senior Energy Policy Specialist, Washington State Department of Commerce
Check back for updates to the conference schedule, speaker information and more.
Special thanks to the 2019 Solar Summit Sponsors