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March 2010 - Green events in the San Francisco Bay Area

March presents several webinars, discussions and networking opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area encompassing various environmental sectors.

Events include:

  • An exclusive research regarding the American Photo Voltaic (PV) market - the challenges and opportunities this sector will face in 2010;

  • An overview of prominent sustainability frameworks, protocols and tracking tools;

  • Cleantech applications for smart-phones - checking our GHG (green house gas) emissions in real-time.

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The U.S. PV Market in 2010 and Beyond: Challenges, Opportunities, and Improving FundamentalsThe American PV market will face a year of transition and opportunities in 2010. Financing limitations coupled with a fall-off in consumer demand made 2009 a difficult year for many in the PV industry. Only the strongest companies with the highest-quality product offerings were able to take advantage of these challenging circumstances.

Chad Stuckey, Channel Marketing Manager - North America, from Trina Solar and Daniel Englander, Senior Energy Analyst at GTM Research will discuss how easing financial constraints, the influx of stimulus money and strengthened interest from the states and utilities at the forefront of the solar market provide the backdrop for rapidly improving industry fundamentals in 2010. Other topics include ability of manufacturers to design and sell competitively priced, high quality PV technologies that work for residential, commercial, industrial and utility-scale projects, and more. Using exclusive research and analysis from GTM Research, this webinar will also highlight the states and utilities that will lead the U.S. market in 2010 and analyze how falling project costs will continue to shift the market landscape towards low-cost technology providers.When: March 2, 2010 at 10:00 am (PST)

Where: FREE Webinar

Registration: click here or email [email protected]

More information:  contact Meredyth Masterson, San Francisco, [email protected]or John Keough, San Francisco, [email protected]

Sustainable Silcion Valley (SSV) presents 'Frameworks for Sustainability: Protocols and Registries'

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), WWF Climate Savers, the Green Business Checklist, Environmental Management Systems (EMS), the Climate Registry and all the other sets of guidelines, registries and carbon-tracking and analysis tools?This event will give you an overview of prominent sustainability frameworks and tracking tools. Learn from the first hand experiences of companies who have adopted one or more of these frameworks to find out how these methodologies and tools can help you design and implement effective sustainability programs within your companies to obtain measurable and meaningful results.

When: March 18 , 2010 from 4:00-6:30 pm

Where: Palm, Inc., Palm Auditorium, 950 W. Maude Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Registration: click here.

More information: check SSV website.

Real time measurement of Green House Gas Emissions on Smart Phones.

An In-depth Dialogue with Edward Leung, CEO, and Ruth Fisher, PhD, VP Economics at Secured Environment.

Driving the Standard for Quantification! Eddie Leung, President/CEO Secured Environment (SECo), was one of the few US clean tech businesses represented at Copenhagen, and the only company with a software product. SECo provides a smart-phone enabled process for the real-time measurement and accounting of greenhouse gas emissions associated with specific source emitters. The evening will include Eddie's impressions of Copenhagen and a product demonstration. He is a GE-trained business strategist responsible for global strategic planning in nuclear energy and industrial systems businesses where he directed risk assessment and environmental security programs protecting of infrastructure and intellectual assets in corporate M&A activities. He was also an environmental economic advisor to several major projects including projects in water infrastructure (China) and nuclear energy (US and Japan).

Ruth Fisher, Vice President at SECo will describe how the emissions accounting works. The evening will include an opportunity for dialogue and networking.

When: March 9, 2010 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Where: Conexions, 1023 Corporation Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Registration: Contact Samantha Schoenfeld at [email protected]

More information: check Conexions website and click here for the up-coming events.


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