Program

Jul 10, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

SF BAY AREA SAILING TOUR

Sail with us - with 50 solar peers - and experience the beauty of San Francisco right from the water!

SOLAR2016 Opening Reception

Please Register here for the 2016 Opening Reception at the Thirsty Bear.
Jul 11, 2016
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Coffee & Tea

Technical Session: Solar Buildings & Architecture I *

Moderator: Dave Panich
Getting to Net Zero–Less is More | SunHaus, a Solar-Powered Solution for Ecotourism and Emergency Shelters | A Case Study on the Merits of a Solar Powered Internet of Things: Intelligent Window Shade | Community-Enhanced Sustainabiltiy: A Case Study of Placitas Sage Cohousing
Bryan Bowen
Tabitha Crawford
Tabitha Crawford
Harvey Bowers
Mortiz Limpinsel
Moritz Limpinsel
David Drake
David Drake

Forum: Spirit & Sustainability

Organizer: Orlo Stitt | Presenter: Don Aitken
Feel the power of connection and inspiration through ASES camaraderie. Share feelings-–successes, failures, challenges--in promoting sustainability. Create new and lasting friendships. In honor of the originator of this session, the late Pia Aitken, aka Barbara Harwood--ASES presenter, developer, builder, writer--wife of Don Aitken, past ASES President.
Orlo Stitt
Don Aitken

Technical Session: Solar Electricity: Economics & Policy I

Moderator: Tom Thompson
Comparing Carbon Fees with Existing Financial Incentives for Solar Electricity | Uber-like Disruption in Renewable Energy: Possibility or Wishful Thinking? | Saved by the Sun: Ten Years After | The End of Pushy Solar Salesmen: The Rise of the Informed Solar Shopper | Past their Prime or Primed for Progress? The Role of State RPS Policies in Supporting U.S. Solar Market Growth | A Deep Dive into the Drivers of US PV Price Trends
Tom Thompson
Galen Barbose
John Schaefer
John Schaefer
Akinloluwa Olumoroti
Akinloluwa Olumoroti
Evan Schwartz
Evan Schwartz
Vikram Aggarwal

Forum: Case Studies on Resilient PV Systems

Organizer: Erica Heslon
Presenters: Carl Linvill, Russell Carr, Kacia Brockman, Kate Anderson

Solar Market Pathways teams in NYC and San Francisco, with US DOE SunShot support, are developing analyses to demonstrate the many values of solar+storage, including resiliency. Both teams are creating tools and resources, including a publicly available resiliency calculator, to help local governments integrate resilient PV into emergency planning.
Erica Helson
Carl Linvill
Russell Carr
Kate Anderson
Kacia Brockman
10:30 am - 11:00 am

30 Minute Break

Plenary Panel: Progress toward 100% Renewable Energy-Global Actions *

Moderator: Richard Perez
Opening Remarks by Carly Rixham & Dave Renné
Presenters: Eicke Weber, Diane Moss, John Smirnow, Michael Eckhart
Carly Rixham
Eicke Weber
Diane Moss
Mike Eckhart
Michael Eckhart
Richard Perez
Richard Perez
Dr. Dave Renné
12:30 pm - 1:30 am

Lunch & ASES Division Meetings

Forum: Community Solar I: Solar Powering America

Organizer: Avery Palmer | Presenters: Chad Laurent, Joshua Huneycutt
The SolSmart national community designation program is a new U.S. Department of Energy-funded effort to address solar soft costs. To help communities qualify, SolSmart offers no-cost technical assistance delivered by a team of national solar experts. This panel will provide a detailed overview of SolSmart and provide actionable information on getting communities recognized.
Avery Palmer
Chad Laurent
Joshua Honeycutt
Joshua Huneycutt

Technical Session: Implementing 100% Renewable Electricity

Moderator: Paulette Middleton
Examining the applications for and economics of industrial-scale battery storage | Planning for a decarbonized state—with 20% of its electricity needs met by solar | How a Comprehensive Assessment Program Supports Solar Development | Utility Planning for a Sunshot Future - Innovative Practices for Incorporating Distributed Solar into Utility Planning | Achieving High Penetration PV at Minimal Cost: an Optimization of Supply-side Approaches for Meeting Guaranteed Production Targets
Andrew Mills
Marc Perez
Damon Lane

Technical Session: Solar Electricity: Economics & Policy II

Moderator: Galen Barbose
Big Benefits: The Environmental Value of Solar Energy Deployment | SMUD Solar: A Roadmap for Utilities in Transition | Customer Acquisition Through Elementary Schools | NY-Sun Soft Cost Reduction Strategies | From Interest to Installation: Rooftop Solar in Rural and Native America | Commons: Community Trust Solar For Low-Income Neighborhoods
Galen Barbose
Don Aitken
Dave Finnigan

Technical Session: High Efficiency ZEB & Control Systems *

Moderator: Richard Perez
Guidelines for Residential Sub Metering | INhouse | Toward 100% Solar-Powered Homes | Maryland Net Zero Energy Schools | House Energy Doctor’s Level III Building Energy Audits as Pedagogy and Outreach
Nader Chalfoun
Mary Hatch
Richard Perez
Richard Perez
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

30 Minute Break

Forum: How the Convergence of Energy, Data Analytics, and IoT will Change the Solar Market

Organizer: Eric Holton | Moderator: Praveen Subramani
Presenters: Ammar Qusaibaty, David Hague, Tarun Kumar, John Hostetter

The convergence of sensors, data analytics, and communications is driving a wave of innovation and collaboration to develop common processes and platforms. Can the solar industry rally around a digital strategy that improves its own system cost and efficiency while simultaneously embedding itself into the fabric of the evolving Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure?
John Hostetter
Pradeep Haldar
Pradeep Haldar

Technical Session: Renewable Energy Grid Integration

Moderator: Andrew Mills
Some Consequences to the Operation of the Grid due to High Penetration of Distributed PV Systems | Quantifying CSP-TES Penetration in Chile by 2050 | Residential Energy Storage: Groundbreaking Technology for a Healthier Grid
Andrew Mills
Tee Ponsukcharoen
Umnouy Ponsukcharoen

Technical Session: Solar Electricity: Simulations, Hybrid & Specialty Applications

Moderator: David Comis
Pre-feasibility Analysis on the Photovoltaic Industry using System Advisor Model(SAM) and Actual Measured Photovoltaic Data | Solar Components of the S-Lab’s WASH+E System | Bridging Solar Engineering and Agricultural Engineering: A Solar Drip Irrigation Sizing Method for Farmers in Remote Regions | Distributed & Mobile Solar Electricity Generation with Energy Storage Devices and Application to PrePaid (PPD) Technology for the Latin America Marketplace | Utility-Scale Solar and New Food Security Concerns in the San Joaquin Valley
George Burmeister
Carolina Barreto
Carolina Barreto
Shin-Young Kim
Shin-Young Kim
Albert Rodriguez
Stephen Mecca
Stephen Mecca

Technical Session: Resource Assessment: Models & Data

Moderator: Dave Renné
Global Validation of REST2 Incorporated Into an Operational DNI and GHI Irradiance Model | Diagnosing Model Errors in Simulation of Solar Radiation on Inclined Surfaces | Alternative Method to Quantify Soiling in Thermopile Radiometers | Solar Energy Assessments: When is a Typical Meteorological Year Good Enough?
Dr. Dave Renné
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

30 Minute Break

Renewables UnWind: ASES Emerging Professionals Networking Reception

Please register here for this free event!    
Jul 12, 2016
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Coffee & Tea

Technical Session: Resource Assessment: Forecasting & Remote Sensing

Moderator: Skip Dise
Intra-hour solar forecasting and cloud height detection advances | Forecasting Solar Power and Irradiance - Lessons from Real-World Experiences | The Analog Ensemble Method for Solar Power Forecasting | An Assessment of New Satellite Data Products for the Development of a Long-term Global Solar Resource at 10 km Resolution | The Five Factors of Bankable Solar Resource Data | Evaluation of Reanalysis Meteorological Dataset for Use in the National Solar Radiation Dataset (NSRDB)
Paul Stackhouse
Stephen Jascourt
Stephen Jascourt

Technical Session: Solar Thermal Technology Advances I *

Moderator: Henry Vandermark
Solar Hydronic Building Systems: State of the Art in New Mexico 2016 | Solar Thermal Collection with Seasonal Storage | Comparative Performance of Solar Thermal and PV Water Heating | Investigating the Effect of Varying Concentrations of Nanoparticles on the Specific Heat Capacity of Binary Molten Salt Systems at High Temperatures
Henry Vandermark
Darryl Thayer
Gaylord Olson
Gaylord Olson
Bristol Stickney

Forum: Tapping Solar Potential in Higher Education

Organizer: John Shenot | Presenters: Robert Lambeth, Jonathan Whelan, Jane Cowan
Colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions have a combination of power consumption, land, finance, capacity and commitment to education that make them uniquely positioned to invest in renewables. This breakout session will focus on two DOE-funded “Solar Market Pathways” projects that are creating replicable models for tapping that potential.
John Shenot
Robert Lambeth
Jonathan Whelan
Jane Cowan

Forum: Solar for All: Expanding Solar Markets

Co-organizers: Sean Garren and Mike Balma
Presenters: Erica Mackie, Andreas Karelas, Patrick McCully, Ruben Veek

Learn how solar can address the needs of under-served markets. Understand how different nonprofit business models meet various customer needs. And learn best practices that address operational challenges including volunteer management, community engagement and geographic expansion.
Andreas Karelas
Patrick McCully
Reuben Veek
Mike Balma
Sean Garren
10:45 am - 11:15 am

30 Minute Break

Plenary Panel: Progress toward 100% Renewable Energy – Actions in the U.S. *

Moderator: Dave Renné
Opening Remarks: Carly Rixham
Presenters: Debbie Raphael, Jodie Van Horn, Betsy Agar, Angelina Galiteva
Carly Rixham
Debbie Raphael
Debbie Raphael
Angelina Galiteva
Angelina Galiteva
Betsy Agar Photo
Betsy Agar
Jodie Van Horn Photo
Jodie Van Horn
Dr. Dave Renné
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch (Provided) & ASES Division Meetings

Forum: SANE (Solar Automated Nonstop Elevated) Transportation

Organizer: Ron Sewnson | Presenters: Burford Furman, Leonardo Branco, Eric Rosenfeld, Michael Cahill, Eduardo Alpens, Gabriel Loebens, Isaac Gendler
Burford Furman

Technical Session: Forecasting Applications for Large-Scale PV Operations

Moderator: Paul Stackhouse
PV Fleet Forecast Performance Evaluation | Forecasting of Coastal Clouds in California | Emerging opportunities in seasonal forecasting in support of renewable energy systems | Impact of Growing Distributed PV on Demand Load Forecasts | Bias Correction of Satellite-Based Estimates of Irradiance Climatology for Hawaii Using Machine Learning Techniques | Improvements in Solar Power Forecasting: The Sunfast System
Paul Stackhouse
Richard Perez
Richard Perez

Technical Session: Solar Thermal Technology Advances II *

Moderator: Ron Gehl
Managing Solar Thermal for a Great ROI | Novel Designs and Equipment Propel Solar Thermal's Future | Trans-Critical CO2 Heat Pumps Use Solar Ocean Heat In Alaska | Solar Heating in Antarctica: Results from Testing Advanced Solar Air Space Heaters at the Bottom of the Earth
Henry Vandermark
Andy Baker
Peter Skinner
Adam Plesniak

Technical Session: Solar Buildings & Architecture II *

Moderator: John Essig
The Bullitt Center and Financing Deep Energy Efficiency in Buildings | Design Schools as Drivers for Sustainable & Affordable Housing
Robert Pena
Robert Pena
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

30 minute break

Forum: Community Solar II: Solar Market Pathways

Organizer: John Shenot | Presenters: Dan Chwastyk, Vito Greco, Jill Cliburn
This panel will review the results to date and lessons learned from three DOE-funded “Solar Market Pathways” projects that are exploring new ways to make community solar projects even more attractive and practical for all types of customers in locations nationwide.
John Shenot
Jill Cliburn

Forum: Applicaton of PV-Thermal Systems

Organizer: Henry Vandermark | Presenters: Reinhard Peter, Michael Intrieri
PV-Therms (PVT or Solar Hybrid panels) collect electricity and thermal energy totaling more energy than P.V. or thermal panels alone. Designs and case studies will show several applications with both direct and Heat-pump assisted designs for DHW, space-heat, and pool heating on residential and commercial buildings with a competitive R.O.I.
Henry Vandermark
Reinhard Peter
Michael Intrieri

Technical Session: Transportation, Sustainability, & Resiliency

Moderator: Lucas Dixon
An approach to Resilient Solutions: Lessons Learned and Best Practices | Spartan Superway, a Solar Automated Elevated Transportation Network | Student Designed Sustainable Greenhouse | Why I Drive Electric | A Bigger Market for Solar than Electricity for the Grid: Hydrogen Transportation Fuel via Underground Pipelines, with Storage
William Leighty
Timothy Haas
Ian Carbone
Burford Furman

Technical Session: Technological Advances in Solar Electricity

Moderator: Carolina Barreto
Design of A Hybrid PV/T With Nano Particle Based Spectral Filtering | Silicon Innovation for a Circular Solar Economy | Enhanced-Efficiency Solar Cells via Ferroelectric BTO Growth on Solar-Grade Si (001)
Nick Brekke
Theresa Jester
Carolina Barreto
Carolina Barreto
Emma Kaeli
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Break

ASES Fellow’s Reception & Gala Awards Banquet

Purchase tickets here. $60 through July 10th, $75 day-of pricing.  
Jul 13, 2016
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Coffee & Tea

Forum: The Great Solar Thermal Debate

Organizer: Ron Gehl | Presenters: Andy Baker, Peter Skinner
The full potential of solar thermal energy is yet to be realized - it is everywhere, in forms ranging from the energy carried by ocean currents to latent heat released from melting ice, or leveraged to great effect using a heat pump. Learn how to harness these “unconventional” sources for the most efficient renewable energy available.
Andy Baker
Peter Skinner

Technical Session: The Value of Distributed Solar Resources

Moderator: Marc Perez
Community Solar Project Economics and Policy | Moving Beyond the Stalemate: Strategies for Aligning Utility and Solar Financial Interests | The Right Tone Of VOS: Improving the Argument for Distributed Community Solar | Influencing Utility Clean Energy Policies through Shareholder Advocacy | Net Metering PV Distributed Resources Benefits All Stakeholders on PJM
Marc Perez
Don Wichert
Jill Cliburn
Aaron Clay
Aaron Clay
Thomas Millhoff

Technical Session: Socio-Economics of PV Resiliency

Moderator: Ron Swenson
Greater Solar Grid Integration through Microgrid Development: A Case Study | Implementation of National Electrical Code Installation Standards for Battery Back-Up Systems in Developing Countries | Impact of 100% PV Penetration on the Grid: Lessons from the 2015 Solar Decathlon Microgrid | Sustainability Easements™ – A new tool for Ensuring Sustainable Land Development, One Property at a Time | ShelteR3: Disaster Resilient Solar Powered Home
Jake Rada
Jake Rada
Daria Mashnik
Daria Mashnik
Carolina Barreto
Carolina Barreto
Mortiz Limpinsel
Moritz Limpinsel
Nancy Chikaraishi

Forum: Community Solar III: Finance

Organizer: Joel Cohn
This session will explore the opportunities and challenges of obtaining both debt financing and tax equity for this newer segment of the solar industry. Low income set aside's, minimum preopening subscription requirements and transaction standardization will be discussed.
10:45 am - 11:15 am

30 Minute Break

Closing Plenary: Accelerating Progress Towards 100% Renewable Energy *

Moderators: Paulette Middleton & Elaine Hebert
Opening Remarks: Carly Rixham
Presenters: Sally Bingham, Chris Deschene, Mark Davis
Elaine Hebert
Carly Rixham
Paulette Middleton
Mark A. Davis
Sally Grover Bingham
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Break

Jul 14, 2016
Jul 15, 2016

SOLAR WINERY & MICROGRID TOUR

This all-day tour after Intersolar closes will offer a unique opportunity to see truly cutting-edge solar, hydrogen, microturbine, microgrid, battery, and electronic controls technology AND sample some exquisite Napa and Sonoma area wines!