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Solar Exchange East 2012 Features Thought Leaders from Industry, Government and Academia


Siemens is taking its unique industry forum and networking event Solar Exchange East 2012 to Rutgers University on May 16, in Piscataway, NJ for a day of discovery and dialogue on innovation and emerging trends within the solar industry. In partnership with Rutgers University, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) and the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA), Solar Exchange East provides an opportunity for dialogue among innovators and thought-leaders in the solar industry, including, OEMs, end users, developers, solution providers, academia, researchers, associations and financial institutions.

Michael Pazzani, Vice President for research and economic development at Rutgers will kick off the event that features a keynote address by Dr. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Director of Sunshot Initiative at US Department of Energy. In addition, Govi Rao, President and CEO of Noveda Technologies will present an overview of Real-time Energy Monitoring and speak about leveraging Social Media to engage stakeholders toward sustained behavior change. "We are excited to be part of Solar Exchange East 2012," said Govi Rao, CEO of Noveda. "This forum provides the much needed platform for serious dialogue in this emerging eco-system, specifically addressing market trends, innovation, commercial viability, challenges, etc." 

The event will feature round-table networking sessions, offering attendees the ability to increase their knowledge about products, solutions, services, gather new perspectives and network with associates within the solar industry.  Topics for the event include solar panel manufacturing, energy storage and related technologies, New Jersey SREC programs and policies, smart metering and net monitoring, solar PV projects on university campuses and the bankability of solar projects in the Northeast.  The day includes a tour of Rutgers seven-acre Livingston Solar array and an evening reception.  The event is free to attend, registration is required.  Individuals interested in participating may register at Solar Exchange 2012