Solar's Value: Policy and Regulation Discussion Between Two Energy Leaders

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday, January 10
5:30 - 8:15 pm

Moderated by Christian Roselund

Guest speakers Jigar Shah and Karl Rábago, "Solar's Value: Policy and Regulation Discussion Between Two Energy Leaders". Speaker introduction by Eckhart K. Gouras.

The Community Church of New York auditorium
40 East 35th Street (bet. Park and Madison Avenues) Manhattan

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
5:30 - 8:15 pm


You are invited to hear
Dr. Richard R. Perez
Senior Researcher, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, The University at Albany
"Value of Solar"
Introduction by Tom Thompson, NYSES Board Member 

40 East 35th Street, Manhattan
5:30 Networking
6:15 Introduction
6:25 Speaker

Light refreshments will be served
$20.00 (no one will be turned away)
Bio, reservations and PayPal at

New York Solar Energy Society
January 2016 News and Events


Thursday, January 14
5:30 - 8:15 pm

You are invited to hear
Karl Rabago, Executive Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center
"Value of Solar Tariff Net-Metering 2.0"
McGowan Southworth, Brooklyn Power: "Solar NYC"
40 East 35th Street
Networking and Q&A

Light refreshments will be served
$20.00 (no one will be turned away)

Reservations and PayPal at

Winter Solar Salon on Thursday, February 18 will feature

Dr. Richard Perez
 "The Value of Solar"
5:30 - 8:15 pm
RSVP and bio

The New York Solar Energy Society

May Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

902 Broadway, 20th Floor

New York, N.Y. 10010

Storage, Microgrids, Finance, and Strategy

Roundtable Discussion

Light refreshments will be served.  Event is free.

Event registration:

New York Solar Energy Society


November 11, 2014

5:30-8:30 pm


Topics: State of Solar and energy storage

In this final solar salon of 2014, we will cover the latest developments in the worlds of microgrids, solar and storage. This evening’s speakers will share with the audience the latest in storage technologies for use in distributed energy systems (DG, e.g. solar, wind), the latest developments in the growing solar business in New York, upstate and Long Island. Our speakers are senior experts in their fields. There will be plenty of time for networking and interactive Q&A. We look forward to seeing you!  


Scott Barnett, GE Power and Water

Bill Feldmann, COO, Empire Clean Energy Supply; Board of Directors, NYSEIA; and Former Chairman of LISEIA; founding member LIGEO

Tom Thompson, Key Accounts Manager, JA Solar USA, Inc.

Location: Community Church of NY, Assembly Hall

40 East 35th Street, Manhattan 

Suggested donation (tax deductible): $10-20 (sliding scale - no one turned away)


New York Solar Energy Society Presents:


"Convergence: Solar & Storage at the Grid Edge"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:30-8:30 pm

The Community Church of New York Assembly Hall

40 East 35th Street, Manhattan

Battery storage, smart inverters and demand response have aligned to make solar energy increasingly attractive to building owners and utilities. Local research projects featuring grid-connected solar battery and storage in multifamily and commercial buildings have shed light on how NYC can take advantage of technological developments to move toward a cleaner, smarter, and more resilient electric infrastructure.

Keynote speaker: Del Allison, SolarBridge Technologies, "New Architectures in Solar"

Light refreshments will be served.

Cost $20 No one turned away. Charge with PayPal


Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Clean Energy Connections is having its first event of 2014: A Panel Discussion about Distributed PV



The Expansion of Distributed PV in the Age of the Grid Edge


By 2016 there will be a new distributed solar PV installation every 83 seconds in the United States. More distributed solar has been deployed in the past 2.5 years than in the 50 years prior, and GTM Research is forecasting another doubling over the next 2.5 years. Given the undeniable fact that we are moving from a centralized energy system to a next-generation distributed energy system, the industry is beginning to look at the grid edge as the true future of grid modernization.

This panel discussion will cover the rapid growth of PV in the US and how it's impacting the the future of grid infrastructure and all of the stakeholders involved.

The discussion is a featured event of Solar One and NYC ACRE’s cleantech panel discussion series, Clean Energy Connections.




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Not in NYC? Bookmark the livestream.Greentech Media will host a free live web stream of this event here




Event Schedule

6:30 - 7:00: Registration & Networking

7:00 - 8:30: Panel Discussion
8:30 - 9:00: Reception



Event Location

WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
44 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014 
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This is the first event of special year-long series Clean Energy Connections is doing with Greentech Media on the Grid Edge. For 2014, each event will highlight one layer of the transformation occurring at the grid edge. 

Clean Energy Connections is a program that brings together professionals, policymakers, investors and academia to explore major topics shaping NYC's blossoming cleantech industry, and provides an expert forum to share best practices and new inspirations.


Energy Storage Solar Salon

Friday, February 28, 2014

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

"The Gallery" @ John Haynes Holmes House

28 East 35th Street (btwn. Park and Madison), New York, NY (map)

"Resiliency NYC: Energy Storage Solar Salon"

Friday, February 28, 2014, 5:30 - 8pm "the Gallery" @ John Haynes Holmes House 
28 East 35th Street 


Philippe Bouchard 
VP Business Development, EOS Energy

Efficient and affordable energy storage--the holy grail of energy systems--is especially relevant to wind and solar projects that provide distributed generation.

This first of five Fourth Friday Solar Salon events features Philippe Bouchard of EOS Energy Systems. EOS has invented a less expensive battery technology that offers cost effective energy storage solutions. EOS is currently working on a demonstration project with ConEdison. A speaker from ConEdison has been requested. 


Sliding scale: $20 - $10 
(no one turned away)


Refreshments served

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