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Local Solar Farm Tour - Recap 2018
Thanks to MCE for the fantastic video and tour!

Visit two local Bay Area solar farms! MCE, California’s first Community Choice Aggregator (CCA), will lead a tour showcasing two of its recently completed solar projects: MCE Solar One and the Novato Cooley Quarry. While navigating each solar farm, the attendees will learn how each project works, was developed, and benefits the environment and the local economy.

Site 1 - MCE Solar One: Utilizing a remediated brownfield site at the Chevron Richmond Refinery, this 10.5 MW solar farm will generate enough electricity to power up to 3,400 homes per year. The project supported over 340 jobs with a requirement that at least half of the workforce be hired locally.
Site 2 - Novato Cooley Quarry: This one-megawatt solar project generates clean, renewable electricity to serve residents and business owners under MCE’s Local Sol program.  Not everyone is a homeowner, and not every homeowner can install solar panels on their home, but everyone should have access to local solar energy. By participating in MCE’s Local Sol program one can directly fund a local solar project, promote the growth of the local green economy and ensure their ratepayer dollars foster sustainable energy development in the local community. 

Organized by NorCal Solar, a San Francisco area nonprofit organization and a partner of Intersolar.


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Winner Champion of Change 2018

The Intersolar Champion of Change AWARD, introduced at Intersolar North America 2014, honors individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting the development of renewable energy at a national or international level.

Intersolar and the California Solar and Storage Association honor Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor of California, with the first-ever Champion of Change Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime achievements in promoting and supporting a cleaner and safer planet.

Champion of Change 2018


Intersolar & ees North America Opening Ceremony 2017

Industry heavyweights came together to advocate for the future of the electrical grid, celebrating decades of solar progress. During the opening ceremony, executive director of CALSEIA Bernadette Del Chiaro; director of NREL Dr. Martin Keller; chairman of energy and finance for New York and Champion of Change AWARD winner Richard Kauffman; and other industry leaders addressed a full room.

STOP linear thinking solar guys - Now is time for exponential growth!

This SolarPV.TV video clip features the session "STOP linear thinking solar guys! Now is time for exponential growth". Part of this session at the Solar Leaders TV Stage at Intersolar North America 2017 in San Francisco are:

  • Eckhart Gouras, JD., Managing Director, pv magazine group
  • Tony Seba, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, an instructor in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at Stanford
  • Alex Levran, President & CEO, Sumec North America

Powerhouse Circle and Pavilion - 2017


Powerhouse hosts 25 intelligent energy startups and 25 top investors and executives for an exclusive speed dating event at Intersolar 2017. For the third year in a row, Powerhouse - the world's only incubator and accelerator dedicated to solar - hosted Powerhouse Circle at Intersolar. Powerhouse Circle has become one of Powerhouse's most sought after events.

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