The Solar Institute at the George Washington University will hold its Fifth Annual Symposium, SOLAR ENERGY: Going Global, on April 23, 2013. This free event is the largest annual solar energy conference in Washington, DC. As in previous years, the Symposium will feature high-level speakers with globally recognized expertise in solar policy, technology, and industry. Past speakers have included Rhone Resch, President and CEO of SEIA; Maja Wessels, Executive VP of Public Affairs for First Solar; Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of FERC; Hans-Josef Fell, German Member of Parliament and author of the feed-in tariff legislation; Representative Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-08); and Ted Turner, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
The 2013 Symposium will be an important event for solar energy. Sessions will cover expansion of photovoltaics and solar thermal electric to new global markets; and leadership in the private sector from key corporations. The event will also feature a free networking lunch to engage fellow participants.