Come to Denver for WREF 2012!
Susan Greene: ASES President
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Seth Masia: Editor/ASES Director
Brooke Simmons: Managing Editor
Allison J. Gray: Art Director
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Chuck Kutscher, Joseph McCabe,
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Worldwide, solar installations are booming along at 28 gigawatts annually, and in the United States, the business doubles its volume every year. Renewable energy, in general, offers unprecedented opportunities.
Come to the World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF 2012),
May 13-17 in Denver, and see where you, and your ideas, fit into
Finance: Since 2008, financing has been the only item in short
supply in our business, and so the banks have earned some aggressive
competition from leasing companies with access to venture capital.
Choose from among more than 80 presentations in the WREF track
on Finance, Policy, Marketing and Workforce Development to learn
how the banks plan to re-enter distributed energy markets, and where
the leasing companies will go next.
Technology: Around the world, factories are retooling to challenge low-cost competition with higher-efficiency modules. Meanwhile, concentrating solar power is building baseload power. The
market for great ideas has never been stronger. The WREF tracks on
Renewable Energy Technology and Generation, Distribution and
Transportation offer nearly 400 presentations, showing what the
industry will be installing three years from now.
Outreach: How can the industry build support for better policies and infrastructure? How can it speak to voters and new customers? Engage with the experts at WREF’s Policy, Advocacy and
Society and Gender: Explore the many ways that clean energy can
save lives around the world, in the tracks on Energy and Gender and
Energy Access, Social Dimensions and Environmental Benefits.
Colorado: See how Colorado’s renewable energy businesses
have become the keystone for the future in America’s heartland.
Visit the Colorado Showcase sessions, hosted by the Colorado
Renewable Energy Society. And tour the National Renewable
The World: Most of all, we extend a warm welcome to our colleagues from 66 nations around the globe, brought here through the
partnership of the World Renewable Energy Network. This is our
chance, and theirs, to build a universal network of experts, focused
on a carbon-free energy future for all people, everywhere.
Book now! Hotel space is going fast! Go to wref2012.org for
details and to register. ST
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Dan Bihn Paul Notari
Richard Crume Mick Sagrillo
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Bill Poulin, Treasurer
Jason Keyes, Secretary
Jeff Lyng, Immediate Past Chair
Toni Bouchard Nathalie Osborn
David Comis David Panich
Trudy Forsyth Jeff Peterson
Allison Gray Tony Silva
Walter Grondzik Phil Smithers
Chuck Kutscher Bill Spratley
There’s still time to register for WREF 2012 in Denver,
May 13-17 ( wref2012.org).
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