Friday, November 17, 2017

New York Solar Energy Society Conference: Bridge to Action

Hilton Garden Inn Troy
235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180

Friday, November 17, 2017

Register Here!

$115 members, $145 non-members.
Wine & cheese reception is an additional $25/person.


7:45 am
Networking Breakfast & Registration
8:45 am
Rick Lewandowski , “The Bicoastal Solar Energy Research Collaboration”
9:30 am
Dr Richard Perez , Sr. Researcher, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, University of Albany, "120% Solar Now + Storage"

Richard Perez

Richard Perez is a Research Professor at the University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, where he directs applied research in the fields of solar radiation, and solar energy applications, and daylighting. He holds a Master and a Doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences (University of Paris and SUNY-Albany) and an Undergraduate Degree in Electrotechnics (University of Nice, France). His noted contributions to the field of solar energy are:

Identifying the high value potential of photovoltaic power generation to meet the electrical power demand of large cities in non traditional solar regions such as the northeastern United States.
The development of solar radiation models which have been incorporated in standard solar energy and daylighting calculation practice around the world.

Perez sits on the Advisory Board of the GW Solar Institute at GW University in Washington, DC. He has served multiple terms on the board of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).

He has produced over 250 book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and technical reports and holds two US patents on methods of load management using photovoltaics. He has directed research projects and contracts amounting to $6 million, and has received several international awards including a Certificate for Outstanding Research from the USDOE; ASES’ highest award: the Charles Greeley Abbot Award; and the First International Building and Daylight Award from the Velux Foundation in Copenhagen, Denmark.

10:45 am
Coffee Break:EXPO
11:00 am
Del Allison , Senior Vice President ViZn, "Big, Safe Storage"
Luncheon: Congressman Paul Tonko, "Bridge to Action, History of Change"
1:00 pm
"The Great Finance Debate", Stan Fishbein , Managing Partner, CleanView Capital; Nick Davis , GridMarket

Stan Fishbein

Stanley S. Fishbein, JD, LLM-Tax, is Managing Partner at CleanView Capital, an equipment finance company specializing in providing leases and loans to commercial and industrial companies nationwide for their acquisition of solar and other clean energy systems.  

With more than 30 years of diversified equipment leasing experience, he has held positions in the commercial equipment leasing subsidiaries of ABN-Amro Bank, Chrysler Corporation, CitiBank, and Textron Corporation. 

Since 2008, Mr. Fishbein has served as a board member of the New York Solar Energy Society, a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. His popular presentation “Making Solar Affordable” was the catalyst for his creating a solar ownership program that uses a “traditional” operating lease to provide companies with a low-cost path to ownership at an affordable price.

After his admission to the Massachusett's Bar, Mr. Fishbein began his professional career in the tax department at Touche Ross & Co., CPAs, one of the "Big 8"​ public accounting firms prior to its merger with Deloitte. He holds an LLM degree in taxation from Boston University School of Law and a JD degree from Suffolk University Law School, also in Boston.

2:00 pm
"Solar Farms Deep Dive", Kevin Bailey , High Peaks Solar, Kelly Roache , Solstice
3:00 pm
Coffee break and visit EXPO
"Bridges to Solar Development in New York", Tom Thompson , NYSES Policy Director

Tom Thompson

CEO at Gridwerks Consulting, Inc. & Business Development Manager at Advanced Solar Products, Inc.

Tom has over 30 years’ experience in the renewable and conventional energy industries. He has held senior management positions in the private sector, as a regulator, in the utility industry, as a manufacturer and in the not-for-profit arena. In addition to residential and commercial solar system experience, Tom has developed landmark, building-integrated PV projects and the first fuel cell/cogeneration system in a Manhattan high rise. As Executive Director of NESEA, Tom led the effort to create the Greenfield Energy Park – one of our country’s first and only renewably powered public parks. While at the NYS Department of Public Service (PSC), Tom spearheaded the creation of the nations’ largest, ratepayer funded low-income weatherization program. NYSERDA continues to operate the program today. Tom served as President of the NY Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) from 2006 – 2009, currently serves as a Board Member/Policy Director for the New York Solar Energy Society (NYSES). In 2013, Tom was elected to the Board of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE) where he serves as Chairman.

4:30 pm
Reception in the EXPO (see special pricing)

Register Today!

$115 members, $145 non-members.

Wine & cheese reception is an additional $25/person.

Register Here!

Lodging: Until October 16 there's a block of rooms "NYSES" discount $109.00


Become a sponsor: Sponsor & Exhibitor Info
Exhibitor Set Up: Friday at 7:30 am. Breakdown: 4:30 pm