Alternative Energy Workshop

October 20-21, 2010 (San Jose, California)

All presentations are PDF files.


October 20, 2010

Session 1:  Alternative Energy Vision
Setting the Stage
Bill Bader, CEO, iNEMI

Keynote Speech
Renewable Energy:  Opportunities and Challenges
Dr. Ljubisa Stevanovic, Chief Engineer, Energy Conversion Advanced Technology, GE Global Research
Interview (7:45) 

Session 2
:  Wind Power
Alan Rae, Managing Member, TPF Enterprises LLC

GE & Renewable Energy   
Robert Ridgway, Product Manager, GE Renewable Energy
Interview (5:14)

Technology Opportunities for Wind Energy
Dr. Jonathan White, Wind & Water Technologies, Sandia National Laboratories
Interview (6:40)

Session 3
:  Energy Storage/Power Conditioning
Energy Storage: When Does the Money Overtake the Hype?
Chris Hartshorn, Director, Lux Research
Interview (10:05)  

Trends in Semiconductors for Power Conversion and Energy Efficiency
Dan Kinzer, Senior Vice President, Technology, Fairchild Semiconductor
Interview (4:31) 

Microinverters Technology and Unique Requirements
Magnus Asbo, Enphase, Director of Product Management
Interview (5:44)

Session 4
:  Break-Out Discussion Groups
Group reports on challenges, gaps and priorities

Dinner Speaker
Future Vision of Green Energy
Scott Sandell, General Partner, NEA (New Enterprise Associates)
Interview (5:51)   

October 21, 2010

Session 5:  Solar Power
Opportunities Throughout the Photovoltaics Value Chain
Jeff Doubrava, Managing Partner, Prismark

Concentrating Solar Power Technologies
Dr. Raed Sherif, Vice President, Market Development, eSolar

Solar Glitter-Microsystems Enabled PV
Dr. Jeff Nelson, Manager, Photovoltaic System Evaluation Laboratory, Sandia National Labs
Interview (audio only, 7:02)

SunPower Utility Power Plant:  A Solutions Approach  
Amit Jain, Inverter Commodity Manager, SunPower
Interview (audio only, 5:16)

Session 6
:  Smart Grid
Powering End-to-End Communications
Annette Winston, Senior Manager, Smart Grid Product Operations, Cisco

Intelligent Energy by Design  
Walker Wright, Regulatory & Government Affairs Manager, Petra Solar
Interview (audio only, 4:34)   

NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Program
Barbara Goldstein, Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director, Physical Measurement Lab, NIST
Interview (audio only, 6:22)

Session 7
:  Solid State Lighting
Market Trends Impacting SSL
Govi Rao, President & CEO, Noveda Technologies

Solid State Lighting   
Dr. Jy Bhardwaj, Vice President, Technology and R&D, Philips Lumileds

Challenges in Powering Solid State Lighting Systems
Marshall Miles, Vice President, Business Development, Inventronics
Interview (audio only, 8:11)

Session 8
:  Discussion Group Reports
Group Discussion
Summary Report  

Workshop Wrap-Up
Bill Bader, CEO, iNEMI
Dr. Robert C. Pfahl, Jr., Vice President, iNEMI
Dr. Alan Rae, Chair, iNEMI Research Committee
Interview (6:15)      

For further information:

Jim McElroy
+1 603-539-7722