Electric vehicles are all over the news and increasingly all over the highways. Sales projection graphs are looking like the proverbial “hockey stick,” and the Governor has set a target of 5 million EVs in California by 2030.
In this event we'll look at all the key areas of the EV landscape—including infrastructure, charging stations, utility rates, and pairing with PV. And of course, we’ll talk about the latest cool models and what to look for if you’re in the market. It will be a combination of expert speakers and car aficionados, and we know you’ll get a big charge out of it. Looking forward to seeing you there!
When: March 21, 2018
5:30-6:30 Refreshments and Networking
6:30-8:30 Speakers and Discussion
Where: The Energy Foundation
301 Battery Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
Tom is a “Solar Pioneer” and a familiar name to people in the industry. He is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for proliferating solar power and renewables. He has founded and built several successful solar businesses, including Regrid Power, a solar installation business he cofounded in the early 2000’s and sold in 2008 (now part of a public company) and McCalmont Engineering, which has been designing large scale solar power plants throughout the U.S. since 2009. He is currently the CEO of Paired Power, a company that builds PV- and battery-powered EV charging stations. Tom has driven an EV for over six years (currently a Chevy Bolt) and lives in a 100% solar powered, zero energy home. He holds 15 U.S. patents with many applications of advanced technology.
Dr. Wartena brings over 10 years of experience in computational and battery R&D and 10 years experience in energy storage business and control platform technologies. Since 2010, Ryan has served as CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, Director of Product, and President of Geli, a San Francisco & Melbourne based energy software and business solutions company. Ryan directs Geli’s collection of software products to create the Geli Internet of Energy platform to support all ecosystem partners to provide energy services from networked assets.
Vanessa is an experienced project director with expertise in climate solutions advocacy. She trained with Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader in 2012, presenting extensively to schools, churches, and community groups. She is co-author of a soon-to-be-released white paper on increasing electric vehicle adoption in the state of California. She has been an EV driver and advocate since 2013, and as a former EV Ambassador with the California “Better Ride” campaign, continues to educate consumers regularly about the realities, challenges, and benefits of electrified driving, as well as questions about leasing vs. buying.
Pricing: NorCal Solar Members recieve free admission to all our speaker events as long as they register. Click here to join or renew your membership. The cost of an individual membership is a very reasonable $35/year. Non-members pay $25 for this event, unless they qualify for a low-income/student/retiree discount.