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Broward County > Go Green > GoSOLAR > Fest > Presentations / Agenda

The Go SOLAR Fest highlights the successes of the Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge. The Go SOLAR Fest provided an open forum discussion of solar challenges, solutions, and recommendations to advance solar regionally and statewide in the areas of permitting, financing, solar rights, zoning, and net metering and interconnection.

Event Program (pdf - 818 KB)

Printable Agenda (word-1.27MB)

Time Friday, January 25, 2013
7:30 -
8:15
Registration- Lobby 
Exhibit Hall Open
8:15-8:45

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Theresa Brier, Broward Director, Congressman Ted Deutch

8:45-9:40

Solar In Broward County, Florida (Powerpoint- 9.75MB)

Broward’s Go SOLAR Program: Lessons Learned, Accomplishments and Future Direction

Bertha Henry, Broward County Administrator

Armando Linares, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Energy Programs Bryan M. Myers, Region 4 Energy and Climate Change Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Local Banks Are Investing in Solar Energy

Bob Powell, Regional Vice President of Broward County, TD Bank.

Allysa Wetcher, PNC Bank Manager of new Net-Zero Branch

Showcase of Solar Projects in Broward County, Florida Video

9:40-10:00

Break
Exhibit Hall Open

  • Latest on solar technologies and products
  • Interactive Video Recording Kiosks – Tell us your solar vision!
  • Schools Solar Art Contest Winners & Solar and Electric Cars
  • Latest on solar technologies and products
10:00-11:30

Financing, Net Metering, Solar Rights, and Insurance Technical Session  (Powerpoint- 9.02 MB)

Net Metering, Interconnection, and Solar Rebates John McComb, Customer Technology Support, Florida Power and Light
Florida Power & Lights's Financial Incentives and Rebates Joe Acquaviva, Supervisor, BuildSmart and Solar Programs, Florida Power and Light
Know Your Solar Rights George Cavros, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Solar Installations and Insurance Coverage Robert Foot & Susie Krix, Furman Insurance
Finance Solutions for Your Solar Project Wolfgang Beaugrand, MAGE Solar Inc. & Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy Board member
Overview of tax equity financing structures for solar projects Kamran Idrees, Chad Bourne & Parke, LLP

11:30-12:00

 

 

12:00-12:45

Break
Exhibit Hall Open

Lunch available for purchase


Keynote Address:

Building a National Solar Market: Tom Tansy, Chairman of SunSpec Alliance and Program Manager, Solar 3.0 (Powerpoint- 5.26MB)

Partners Recognition

12:45-1:30

A Blueprint for Successful Renewable Energy Applications (Powerpoint- 8.04MB)

Siemens’ Public-Private Partnerships in Sustainability Daniel Wishnick, Siemens Industry, Inc.
Waste Management’s Investment in Renewable Energy John Albert, Government Affairs Manager, Waste Management
JM Family Enterprise: Local Business Leader in Sustainability Erik Jacobsen, JM Family Enterprise
Welcome to the Greater Fort Lauderdale- Broward County Convention Center- A LEED Gold Facility Julia Johnson, Sustainability Programs Manager

1:30-1:45 Break
Exhibit Hall Open
1:45-3:00

The Future of Solar in the Sunshine State  (Powerpoint- 7.12MB)

Pompano Beach Green Station Demonstration Project William L. Cross, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
A Vision for Solar in the Sunshine State Cory Ramsel,Senior Manager of Development, FPL
Enhancing Florida’s Economy and Environment through Clean Energy Technologies Stephen Barkaszi, Senior Research Engineer, Florida Solar Energy Center
Solar Powering Your Community Casey Johnson, Director of Renewable Energy Programs, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA

3:00-3:30

Closing Remarks (Powerpoint- 1.81MB)
Broward County Commissioner Martin David Kiar and South Plantation High School Solar Knights

 

Time Saturday, January 26, 2013
Audience: Residents, Small Businesses, and Interested Stakeholders
8:30 - 9:00 Registration-Lobby
9:00 -10:30

Solar 101 for Residents, Small Businesses and Interested Stakeholders (Powerpoint- 14.5MB)

U.S. Department of Energy Vision to Advance Solar Nationally – Minh Le, Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge- Armando Linares, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Growth Management 
  • Benefits of Solar and How Solar Works - Clinton A. Sockman, Vice President of Renewable Energy, Advanced Green Technologies
  • Financing Options for Solar Projects- Wolfgang Beaugrand, MAGE Solar Inc & Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy Board member
  • Insurance Coverage for Your Solar Project - Robert Foot & Susie Krix, Furman Insurance
10:30 – 11:00

Break
Exhibit Hall Open

  • Latest on solar technologies and products
  • Interactive Video Recording Kiosks – Tell us your solar vision!
  • Schools Solar Art Contest Winners
  • Solar and Electric Cars
11:00 - 12:00

Solar 201 for Residents, Small Businesses and Interested Stakeholders (Powerpoint- 3.26MB)

  • Know Your Solar Rights - Jason M. Rodgers-da Cruz, Esq., Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, P.A.
  • Net Metering, Interconnection and Solar Rebates – John McComb, Florida Power & Light
  • Go SOLAR Online Permitting System Designs- Gino A. Valderrama, PE, Vice President/CLA Operations Manager, TY Lin International
  • Ask the Experts - Questions & Answers

 

12:00

Closing Remarks- Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness