2022 Solar Summit Virtual Conference



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Welcome Keynote Address 
 Jay Inslee | Governor, State of Washington

Research and Development of Clean Energy Technologies
Daniel T. Schwartz | Founding Director, UW Clean Energy   Institute, Boeing-Sutter Professor of Chemical Engineering 
 Brian Young | Director of Economic Development, Clean Technology Sector, Washington State Department of Commerce

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Washington's Community Solar Future 
 Mason Rolph |  President, Olympia Community Solar

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Installers: Best practices and business tools - helping maintain a reputable & profitable company

Keith Cronin | Founder & CEO, SunHedge

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Ways to Go Solar: Rooftop, Ground Mount and other Solar Applications

Moderator: Chris Muench | Solar Washington Board Member

Ian Robinson | Northwest Electric and Solar
George Thomas | ClearVue
Ian Lucas | Solar Design Consultant, A&R Solar 

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Advancing Storage in Washington: Policies, Projects and Trends

Moderator: Charlie Vartanian | Senior Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Joelle Hammerstad | Energy Transformation Engineer, Seattle City Light
Bob Kirchmeier | WSU Energy Program
Jeremy Berke | Washington State Department of Commerce
Suzy Oversvee | Senior Program Manager, New Energy Initiatives, Snohomish County PUD

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Ethical Sourcing, Recycling, Value Chain

Moderator: Alex Nephew, Solar Washington Board Member

Aimee Boulanger | Executive Director, Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance
Janette Freeman | Director of Business Development, FabTech Solar Solutions
Al Salvi | Supervisor, HQ Technical Services Unit, Solid Waste Management, Washington Department of Ecology


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Tribal Energy Resilience & Climate Action

Moderator: Jack Newman | President, Solar Washington

Stephanie Bostwick | Resilient Systems Design and Engineering Group, NREL / Lummi Nation
Corrina A. Ikakoula | Tribal Account Executive, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
Lance Ragan | Construction Marketing Representative, National LECET
Mariah Caballero | Graduate Research Fellow, Clean Energy Transition Institute

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Workforce Development, Training, and Clean Energy Career Pathways

Moderator: Alison Pugh | Dean of Math, Science, and Business at South Seattle College

Jessyn Farrell | Director, Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment

Edwin Wanji | CEO Sphere Solar Energy

Ryan Bradt | Assistant Training Director, Puget Sound Electrical JATC

Aubrey Newton | Renewable Energy Representative LIUNA NW, Director NW LECET

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Plenary: Utility of the Future: Advancing Clean Energy & Equity in Washington

Moderator: Jay Larson | Solar Washington Board Member

Debra Smith | General Manager & CEO, Seattle City Light
Josh Jacobs | Vice President of Clean Energy Strategy, Puget Sound Energy
Andrew Lee | General Manager & CEO, Seattle Public Utilities

Plenary: Student Solar Team Leaders, Sustainability Ambassadors

Aarya Bhoite | Student Solar Team Leader, Sustainability Ambassadors
Nate Scherer | Student Solar Team Leader, Sustainability Ambassadors
Adarsh Thallikar | Student Solar Team Leader, Sustainability Ambassadors

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