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2018 UC Solar Research Symposium

Friday, October 19th, 2018, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
California Public Utilities Commission Auditorium
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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8:00 – 8:45 Attendee Check In/Poster Session
8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
Kristin Ralff Douglas
, Acting Director, Policy & Planning Division, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
9:00 – 9:30 "Quantum Dots for Solar Energy Conversion"
Matthew Law, Director of the Center for Solar Energy, UC Irvine
9:30 – 10:00 "Publications in Applied Energy and Global Research in Solar Photovoltaic Applications"
Hong-xing Yang
, Associate Editor, International Journal of Applied Energy and Professor and Coordinator, Renewable Energy Research Group, Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
10:00 – 10:30 "Landmines or Easter Eggs? The Regulatory Landscape for Distributed Solar and Storage" 
Scott Murtishaw
, Consultant, California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA)
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break and Poster Session
11:00 – 11:30 "Photo-Thermal Engineering for Clean Energy and Water Applications"
Ravi Prasher
, Division Director, Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division and Associate Lab Director, Energy Technologies Office, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)
11:30 – 12:00 "The Solar Thermal Energy Program at UC Merced"
Roland Winston, UC Solar Director and Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Natural Sciences, UC Merced
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Poster Session
1:30 - 2:00 "The Value Proposition of GaN in Rooftop PV Inverters"
Umesh Mishra , Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara
2:00 – 2:30 "California's EPIC Progress and the Opportunities Ahead"
Laurie ten Hope,
Deputy Director, Energy Research and Development Division, California Energy Commission (CEC)
2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Break and Poster Session
3:00 – 3:30 "Demonstration of Flow Batteries for the Prevention of Minimum Import Violations"
Alfredo Martinez-Morales
, Managing Director of the Southern California-Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE), UC Riverside
3:30 - 4:00 "Solar Success and Challenges on the UC's Path to Carbon Neutrality by 2025"
David Phillips, Associate Vice President for Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President (UCOP)