Welcome!

News Feed Item

Solar Industry Group To Award The Chapin, Fuller, Pearson Medal To NJ BPU Commissioner Jeanne Fox At Intersolar Summit New Jersey On March 20

BORDENTOWN, N.J., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA) announced today that it will award the Chapin, Fuller, Pearson Medal to New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Jeanne M. Fox.  The Medal will be awarded Thursday, March 20 at the Intersolar Summit New Jersey conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Edison, New Jersey.

MSEIA represents solar energy companies in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.  The organization has spearheaded efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region to make solar energy a major contributor to the region's energy future. 

MSEIA awards the Chapin, Fuller, Pearson Medal "to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the development of solar energy in the Mid-Atlantic region."  Dennis Wilson, MSEIA's Vice-President, New Jersey said, "New Jersey became a national leader in the development of solar energy largely because of the tireless efforts of Commissioner Fox.  Her championship of solar energy, other forms of renewable energy, and energy efficiency has pushed not only New Jersey, but the whole nation, significantly further down the road toward a sustainable future."

The Chapin, Fuller, Pearson Medal is named after Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson, the three scientists who invented and produced the first practical photovoltaic cells at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey in 1954.  Lyle Rawlings, President of MSEIA, stated, "Most people know that photovoltaic technology is one of the fastest-growing sources of energy in the world, and its deployment is increasing exponentially.  Fewer people realize that the first patent on the modern silicon cell, the first practical solar cell, the first affordable solar modules, and other firsts came from New Jersey.  Just like the transistor, which transformed the world by ushering in the computer age, New Jersey gave PV technology to the world.  Our state thus deserves much credit for another worldwide transformation – the move toward sustainable energy."

MSEIA previously gave Jeanne Fox an achievement award as a Solar Champion in 2005.  Commissioner Fox, serving as the President of the Board of Public Utilities from 2002 to 2010, has been the state's longest-serving BPU President.  She has overseen an increase in renewable energy systems from a total of 9 kilowatts statewide to 1.5 gigawatts today, with the state on average now installing 9 kilowatts every 30 minutes.  She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) from its inception until 2010, and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).  She is also Chair of the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) Public Advisory Council on Smart Grid; member of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) as well the National Council on Electricity Policy (NCEP), having served as its chair for 5 years, is on the Board of the National Regulatory Research Institute Research Advisory Committee (NRRI-RAC) and is a member of the National Petroleum Council.  Her many previous awards include the Sierra Club's Outstanding Achievement Award and the National Solar Industry Association's Award for Outstanding Leadership in Policy Development for Clean Energy.

The Intersolar Summit New Jersey: USA conference, jointly sponsored by Intersolar, MSEIA, EuPD Research, and Joint Forces for Solar, will be held from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM (including the cocktail reception after the conference) at the Sheraton Hotel in Edison, NJ on Thursday, March 20.  The Chapin, Fuller, Pearson Medal will be presented to Commissioner Fox at lunchtime.

The conference will explore the potential for a transition to a primarily renewably-fueled future in the Northeast.  Speakers will include Senator Robert Smith (NJ), Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (NJ), and Senator Kevin Parker (NY), and Alfred Griffin, President of the new New York Green Bank, who will talk about the future of clean energy legislation in their states.  In addition, representatives of solar industry associations representing states from Delaware to Maine will provide updates on clean energy policy in those states, and expert speakers will talk about the technical, economic, and policy challenges of moving to a renewable energy economy – as well as solutions to those challenges.

Questions can be directed to:

Marianne Leone, Administrator, MSEIA: (973) 886-0526; [email protected]
Lyle Rawlings, President, MSEIA: 908-751-5818 [email protected]

Conference registration is available at
www.intersolarglobal.com/en/intersolar-summits/events/new-jersey.html

SOURCE Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Niagara Networks will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
We’ve been doing it for years, decades for some. How many websites have you created accounts on? Your bank, your credit card companies, social media sites, hotels and travel sites, online shopping sites, and that’s just the start. We do it often without even thinking about it, quickly entering our personal information, our data, in a plethora of systems. Sometimes we’re not even aware of the information we are providing. It could be very personal information (think of the security questions you ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Tintri VM-aware storage is the simplest for virtualized applications and cloud. Organizations including GE, Toyota, United Healthcare, NASA and 6 of the Fortune 15 have said “No to LUNs.” With Tintri they mana...
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discusse...
Whether they’re located in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, cloud technologies are constantly evolving. While the innovation is exciting, the end mission of delivering business value and rapidly producing incremental product features is paramount. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Kiran Chitturi, CTO Architect at Sungard AS, will discuss DevOps culture, its evolution of frameworks and technologies, and how it is achieving maturity. He will also cover various st...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn’t mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself. Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zohar Babin, Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, will discuss how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
"We have several customers now running private clouds. They're not as large as they should be but it's getting there. The adoption challenge has been pretty simple. Look at the world today of virtualization vs cloud," stated Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.