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The Alabama Solar Industry Association (AlaSIA) a statewide, non-profit trade organization representing the interests of solar companies located throughout the state. Our member companies research, manufacture, distribute, finance, and build solar projects domestically and abroad. 

Our organization serves as the voice for Alabama's solar industry, working to remove market barriers, engage in solar outreach and education, and expand solar markets. We seek to encourage the widespread use of the potential solar energy available and help Alabama.....

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    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Grand Bohemian Hotel, 2655 Lane Park Road, Mountain Brook, AL 35223



    Growing the Solar Industry in Alabama!

    The Alabama Solar Industry Association (AlaSIA) is holding its second Annual Conference in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Mountain Brook at the "Grand Bohemian Hotel" in the heart of Mountain Brook Village. The day-long conference will highlight the growing market solar energy in Alabama and address the challenges and opportunities for companies and organizations who are working or plan to work here. Session breaks in be the Exhibit area, with a luncheon keynote and a networking session to round out the agenda. The conference is open to all AlaSIA members, potential members and interested participants.

    Prior registration is required. 

    Registered participants are also offered a unique opportunity to tour the newest Microgrid in Alabama. Be sure to registered and then RSVP for the Tour - note, it's the day prior to the conference.

                             AlaSIA 2018 Annual Conference Agenda


    Registration & Networking Breakfast – Exhibit Area

    8:15 AM

    Welcome and Introductions

    8:30 AM

    Keynote Speaker - Jeremy Oden, Alabama Public Service Commissioner

    9:00 AM

    A Brief Statement from Joseph Siegelman, Democratic Candidate for Attorney General for the State of Alabama

    9:15 AM

    State of Solar in the Southeast - John Kemp, E.ON Climate & Renewables

    10:00 AM

    Financing Solar in Alabama and the AlabamaSAVE Program - Chris Lesmes, AlabamaSAVE/Clean Source Capital

    10:45 AM

    Networking Break – Exhibit Area

    11:00 AM

    Cooperative Solar, National Perspective, Trends and Success Stories -  Deb Roepke, SUNDA Project Mgr,  National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; Panel Discussion: Laura Duncan - DER - Tennessee Valley Authority — Moderator - Beverly Callaway, Southern Light and Energy

     12:00 PM

    Lunch - Guest Speaker Lunch - Guest Speaker - Mr. Edwin Revell, Director - Planning, Engineering and Permits, City of Birmingham – Birmingham's Sustainable Energy Program

        1:00 PM

    Planning for Solar - Policy update at the Federal, State and Local levels - Caroline Golin, Vote Solar

    1:45 PM

    Community Solar - Examples in Surrounding Markets for Alabama - Bryan Jacob, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

    2:20 PM

    Slowing the grass and controlling the weeds at Solar Facilities - Zack Kellis, Kellis Vegetation Management

    2:30 PM

    Networking Break – Exhibit Area

    2:45 PM

    Energy Storage Update - Bert Taube, Southern Research

    3:30 PM

    Panel Discussion - Driving the Industry - How Corporate Procurement Will Drive the Solar Industry in Alabama: Tyler Norris, Cypress Creek Renewables; Dr. Tracey Roberts, Cumberland School of Law; Jeneen Horton, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama.

    4:15 PM

    Happy Hour Reception – Exhibit Area

    6:00 PM

    Exhibits Breakdown

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