E3 Conference

Solar Track

Session I: Local Solar Communities

Large-Scale Solar District Energy Project
Nina Axelson, District Energy St. Paul

Minneapolis Convention Center - Largest Solar PV System in the Upper Midwest
Brian Milberg, City of Minneapolis

Minnesota's Current Solar Infrastructure: Workforce, Installations and Cost Trends
Stacy Miller, Minnesota Office of Energy Security

Anne Hunt, City of St. Paul (Moderator)


Session II: World Class Solar Research at the U of M

Solar Cells from Abundant Nontoxic Materials: Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Photovoltaics
Eray Aydil, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Lateral Engineered Architecture for Photovoltaics
Philip Cohen, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sunshine to Fuels
Jane Davidson, Mechanical Engineering

Creative Use of Polymers for Low-Cost Solar
Susan Mantell, Mechanical Engineering

Ken Smith, District Energy (Moderator)


Session III: Industry Leaders in the Development of Solar Energy

Innovations in the Concentrated Solar Market
Dan Chen, 3M

Perspectives on the Solar Gas Turbine System
Philip Gleckman, Google

Utilities and Solar in the Central U.S. and Nationally
Tom Nicholas, Solar Electric Power Association

David Quinby, Stoel Rives LLP (Moderator)