Solar 2021

Modeling and Scaling Track: Sustainable Resource Planning & Capture

The increasingly complex mix of sources, storage and use necessitate an evolving picture overtime of how to best optimize these components to lead to a truly sustainable energy system. It requires a new mindset to understand the implications of materials, resources and systems to provide truly sustainable systems. In the context of the circular economy it is important to plan many years in the future to assure sustainability.


Aug 04 2021


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


West Ballroom


  • Emma Hubbard
    Electra Tech and Stuff

    Hi, my name is Emma Hubbard and my passions lie in clean energy accessibility. My goal is to bring solar energy to those who can’t afford it and help them see the value in smaller applications of solar technology. I believe that off grid solar is the future of energy generation and that electricity should be individualized to fit everyone’s personal needs (at their own expense of course). I’ve started creating solar projects at home with the increased time in quarantine and I can’t wait to optimize their designs and share them with those in need.
    Presentation Title: Clean Energy Accessibility with the Electra Bolt Box and Mini Box

    Presentation Description: If the world were to invest in the future solar energy, smaller applications would need to be considered. The average per capita salary in the world is less than $20,000 and if we don’t want to alienate the majority of people on this planet then we have to discuss clean energy accessibility. The Electra Bolt Box and Mini Box allow continuous, portable use of solar energy. With 13% of the world not having access to electricity, our goal is to donate these to refugees and homeless people so that access to electricity is no longer a barrier in economic mobility.

  • James Moran
    Advanced Energy Group

    Jim Moran is President of Advanced Energy Group (AEG), a MI renewable energy company since 2010, and VP of Eco-Park Partners (EPP), founded in 2004 to build biodiesel plants. Since 2012, as Energy Services Provider to Meriden Housing Authority (MHA) in CT, AEG helped build $120M of affordable housing, using Geothermal HVAC, Solar PV and Thermal, and BIPV roofs. Jim’s presentation at ASES 2018 was well received, on the use of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to pay for solar with Public Housing Authorities. AEG and MHA now work with NREL and DOE’s Multifamily Affordable Housing Collaborative.
    Presentation Title: The Solar Aquaponic Greenhouse

    Presentation Description: Aquaponics is the future of sustainable food, but extreme energy and equipment costs for 24/7/365 lighting, year-round ventilation and AC, and constantly heating 100,000 gallons of water, greatly reduce profitability. But Solar Energy and energy efficiency bring business sustainability. The solar walls and roof, geothermal AC and a 100% solar thermal hot water system, reduce energy costs by 70%, provide as much energy to “sell” as it uses, and qualifies the building’s skin and all interior equipment for significant tax credits and subsidies, reducing capital costs. It makes both the production and the process, as well as the product, sustainable.

  • Joachim Seel
    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

    Dr. Joachim Seel is a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate at the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focuses on solar and wind market developments, the integration of high shares of intermittent and distributed renewable generation into the electricity grid, and associated effects on electricity markets.
    His past work experience includes stations at renewable energy offices in Germany, China and the U.S. He has consulted private and public clients on energy economics and policy.
    Joachim Seel holds a PhD and MS of Energy and Resources and a Master in Public Policy from UC Berkeley.
    Presentation Title: Solar Grid Insights: Trends in System Impacts, Reliability, and Market Value in the United States

    Presentation Description: Competiveness of solar depends not just on costs, but also on its value, and on solar’s interaction with other technologies within electricity markets. As solar penetration grows, there is a mounting need to understand market value and quantify how solar changes the motivation to invest in complementary resources such as storage, demand response, and flexible thermal plants. Leveraging plant-level modeled generation of 3000+ solar projects and nodal electricity prices we highlight the impact on the wholesale market revenues of solar and emerging complementary resources. The geographically specific results help inform market design, planning and operations, technology and business strategy, and R&D targets.

  • Kevin Cameron
    Presentation Title: Making EVs and solar pay for themselves.

    Presentation Description: Time is running out to reverse AGW, changing how the solar/EV business works to give people the incentive to dive in now is critical.

  • Marc Perez
    Marc Perez
    Clean Power Research

    Dr. Perez is a Senior Research Scientist at Clean Power Research in California with 15 years of experience in the solar PV sector across multiple roles. Marc holds his PhD, M.S. and M.Phil in Earth & Environmental Engineering from Columbia University where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Egleston Doctoral Scholar and was awarded the Star fellowship from the EPA. At Clean Power Research, he manages R&D activities in the areas of high penetration solar and solar potential assessment using remote sensing data.

    Presentation Title: 100% Renewables: How much land will be used?

    Presentation Description: This contribution is compelling because solar and wind power in concert have the potential to transform our world for the better. One of the primary conceptual roadblocks in peoples’ minds is the land-use question. This work identifies exactly how much land will be required to hit 100% renewable energy penetration—inclusive of the capacity overbuilding required to economically optimize the mix using implicit storage. We perform this analysis for every state in the continental US and put the land use in context of existing land use: like roads, buildings, farms, forests, etcetera. Furthermore, we unveil a web-tool where users can zoom to their state, and identify exactly the land use required to meet a certain percentage of load with PV.

  • Steve Wiese
    Frontier Energy

    With twenty-five years of experience related to distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, and demand response, Steve Wiese is a recognized expert in program design, implementation, and evaluation. He has played leading roles in the development of innovative distributed solar programs in Texas and New Jersey that have facilitated thousands of installations comprising hundreds of megawatts of new solar energy capacity. Among other industry leadership roles, he has served as President of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA), as co-chair of the Texas PACE Implementation Design Working Group, and as co-chair of the City of Austin’s Local Solar Advisory Committee.
    Presentation Title: Renewable Hydrogen at Scale in Texas and Beyond

    Presentation Description: Frontier Energy’s H2@Scale project is a first for Texas, one of the country’s top producers of hydrogen. The project team intends to kick start renewable hydrogen infrastructure, storage, and fuel cell vehicles in the state, demonstrating that a resource-rich state such as Texas can benefit as much as, or possibly even more than, areas that have traditionally been more closely associated with hydrogen programs. The project is multi-faceted, including a renewable H2@Scale demonstration for vehicles and data centers, as well as development of actionable frameworks for future H2@Scale concepts leveraging the unique energy sector and hydrogen infrastructure in Texas.

  • Tristan Al-Haddad
    Lux Infinitum

    Tristan Al-Haddad is an Architect, Artist, Academic and Industrial Designer. He is the owner of Lux Infinitum which is a solar start up and he is the lead author on several PV racking patents dealing with a variety of unique situational design solutions for atypical solar installs. He is a faculty member in the Georgia Tech College of Design and runs Formations Studio, LLC.
    Presentation Title: Pop Up Power (PUP): Deployable Ground-Mount System for Active Weather Resilient Micro Grids

    Presentation Description: Our project is titled: Pop Up Power (PUP): Deployable Ground-Mount System for Active Weather Resilient Micro Grids and is described below. The project is intended to advanced SETO goals of developing an active hardened solar power plant that can rapidly stow and self-protect during a weather event or other natural disaster and then rapidly redeploy and come back online to provide immediate mission critical electrical support for local communities and/or forward deployed rescue units.

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