Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CleanTech OC - September 27, 2010

OC Renewables members may be interested in this event:

CleanTech OC 2010

CleanTech OC 2010 is the first annual conference and expo promoting economic growth in the Orange County clean technology industry, likely to be one of the most significant engines for job growth over the next decade. CleanTech OC 2010 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and business opportunities among clean tech companies, government entities, and academia, including facilitating investment, joint business ventures, and other collaborations.

The 2010 conference will be held Monday, September 27, 2010, from 9:00am - 6:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614.

September OC Renewables meeting - 09.09.10 7pm

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Speaker: Virginia Nicols, Corporate and Community Relations, EcoMotion
Topic: Making Sense of the Solar Deal: Top 10 Questions to Ask

Virginia Nicols, Certified Green Building Professional, is responsible for marketing and communications at EcoMotion. She has 20 years of business marketing experience, and ten years of promoting energy and water efficiency and solar power in Southern California cities. These projects have included city-utility partnerships funded by public goods funds. Virginia has managed communications efforts for partnerships involving Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Gas, and San Diego Gas & Electric.

Solar sales people, trainers and trainees, and potential purchasers of solar may pick up some pointers on September 9 that will keep a deal from going off the tracks.  Over the past four years, as independent “owner’s representative,”  Irvine-based EcoMotion has counseled hundreds of homeowners and dozens of businesses about the  solar potential of their roofs and parking lots.  EcoMotion helps compare bids and even draft RFPs so that all parties can make sense of the deal.   Virginia Nicols, head of Corporate and Community Relations for EcoMotion, will identify  TOP TEN MISTAKES to avoid when presenting – or comparing – a solar deal.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Recovery Act Propels 3 GW of Solar Projects in California

From CleanTechnica:

Recovery Act Propels 3 GW of Solar Projects to Front in California

In a last-minute race to the finish-line, the CEC has approved a staggering 2,800 MW (or 3 GW) of solar projects this month in California. Click the link above to read the entire article.