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2015 Solar Symposium

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2015 UC Solar Research Symposium, and to all the presenters, faculty, students and special guests who made this event a resounding success. Also, special thanks to our hosts at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The venue was great and the CPUC staff were outstanding.

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University of California Advanced Solar Technologies

The University of California Advanced Solar Technologies
Institute (UC Solar) Presents

The 2015 UC Solar Research Symposium

Friday, October 16th, 2015, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
California Public Utilities Commission Auditorium
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94102

This symposium is designed to promote public knowledge regarding present and future UC Solar research initiatives, and to examine the current state of the solar energy industry in California and beyond.

Individuals, corporations, researchers and public officials interested in gaining an advanced knowledge of solar technologies and trends.

Featured Presenters

Liane M. Randolph, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

William Tucker, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, UC Office of the President

Emilio Camacho, Esq., Chief of Staff to Commissioner David Hochschild, California Energy Commission

Erik Stokes, Manager of Energy Deployment and Market Facilitation, California Energy Commission

Kim D. MacFarlane, P.E., Civil and Environmental Engineer, E. & J.  Gallo Winery

Brad Heavner, Policy Director, California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA)

John Perlin, Author and Research Scholar, UC Santa Barbara

Roland Winston, UC Solar Director and Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Natural Sciences, UC Merced

Jerry M. Woodall, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis

Alfredo Martinez-Morales, UC Solar Co-Director and Managing Director of the Southern California-Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE), UC Riverside

Peggy O’Day, Professor and Chair of the Environmental Systems Graduate Program, UC Merced

Renkun Chen, UC Solar Co-Director and Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego

Gang Li, Associate Research Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors, there is no cost to attend this year’s symposium. Breakfast and lunch are included.

To register for the 2015 UC Solar Research Symposium, click here. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. If you encounter any difficulty registering, please contact UC Solar Administrative Analyst Robyn Lukens at or 209-228-2988.

If you need assistance, please contact UC Solar Administrative Analyst Robyn Lukens at or 209-228-2988.