Welcome!

News Feed Item

At the Intersolar Summit, New Jersey State Senator Bob Smith and New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker emphasized the role of the U.S. East Coast and set ambitious goals.

More than 200 experts and market participants discussed the role of America's East Coast states in the U.S. solar energy market at the first Intersolar Summit in New Jersey. During the course of these discussions, the lawmakers all agreed that continued s

PFORZHEIM, Germany and EDISON, N.J., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The pioneering role of the State of New Jersey in the solar energy boom of the entire East Coast was made clear by State Senator Bob Smith in his opening speech at the Intersolar Summit. In times when China is opening a new coal power plant almost every week to fulfill the country's energy needs, New Jersey is consciously choosing to go with new, future-oriented energy policy according to Senator Smith. Without a doubt, this primarily includes expanding in the field of solar energy – in New Jersey and throughout the United States. New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker also stressed the need for this energy transition along the East Coast and spoke clearly in favor of an increase of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) in the State of New York. "New York is open fo‪r solar business! Solar is not just a commodity for ratepayers, it is also an industry we want to see grow," Senator Parker concluded.

The goal is that New Jersey, as a state, should be a model for the USA and foreign countries. For this reason, the self-commitment of energy providers to generating alternative energy, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), has to be expanded.  Richard Lawrence, Executive Director of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), said he hoped for a significantly closer cooperation, longer terms and binding contracts, and emphasized that such decisions could not be made without the energy providers, but rather only if an agreement is reached by all parties.  

"We have to work together and not against each other," was the proposal made by New Jersey State Senator Bob Smith to the energy providers. Even Lyle Rawlings, President of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA), emphasized the increasing importance of renewable energy in the future energy mix of the United States. Taking into account the Renewable Energy Transition Act, which stipulates that 80 percent of all energy has to be from a renewable source by 2050, Rawlings made it clear that the role of energy providers should not be reduced, because changes could only be executed if the energy providers remain strong and "healthy," and a consensus is reached.

In order to meet this ambitious-sounding energy policy goal, an annual construction of around 425 MWp in the state of New Jersey is required by 2050. This number is lower than the capacity installed during 2012, which amounted to 463 MWp. According to Rawlings, this change of thinking is essential and is reinforced by other substantial factors, such as the continuously rising amount of greenhouse gas emissions and a fragile power grid, which was clearly seen in the aftermath of the Superstorm Sandy.  

In the afternoon, Lyle Rawlings, president of MSEIA, awarded the Chapin, Fuller, Pearson Medal to BPU Commissioner Jeanne M. Fox. This medal, which was named after the three solar pioneers Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller and Gerald Pearson, is given to distinguish people who have rendered outstanding services to the solar industry. The ceremony was followed by a presentation from Princeton Power Systems about the subject of PV in conjunction with energy storage, in which Darren Hammell highlighted this correlation using pioneer projects. The financial services sector was represented by Alfred Griffin, president of the newly formed NY Green Bank. Griffin gave deep insights into the strategy and possibilities of the bank founded by New York Governor Cuomo, which deals exclusively with the financing of clean technology.

The closing speech of the Intersolar Summit in New Jersey was given by New Jersey Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, who is immensely popular in the local solar industry because of his merits within the field of renewable energies. Chivukula made it clear that there are no alternatives and promised his tireless support to achieve the formulated objectives in the future.

The conference was topped off by the Centrosolar Cocktail Reception, in which participants were able to discuss their findings and impressions with each other.

Information on the Intersolar Summit
The Intersolar Summit New Jersey is supported by the network initiative Joint Forces for Solar, MSEIA and NABCEP, Green City Freiburg, the Solar Energy Business Association and Solar Connecticut. Media partners are the PV Magazine Group, Renewable Energy World, Solar Builder, Solar Power World, ENF and altenergymag.com. The Cocktail Reception was sponsored by Centrosolar America, the experts for photovoltaic solutions.

More information about the Intersolar Summits from Solar Promotion International, FMMI – Freiburg Management and Marketing International and EuPD Research can be found on the website www.intersolar-summit.com.

About Intersolar
With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world's leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply.

Intersolar is inspired by the guiding principle: Connecting Solar Business.

The exhibition and conference series focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

With more than 20 years of experience, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together members of the solar industry from across the world's most influential markets. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, Beijing and Sao Paulo. Starting in 2014, these global events will be complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which will take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.

For more information on Intersolar, please visit: www.intersolarglobal.com

Organizers: Intersolar Europe is organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM). The exhibitions in North America, India, China and South America are organized by the international subsidiaries Solar Promotion International GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI).

About EuPD Research
EuPD Research is an international service provider focusing on B2B market research with a highly specialized multilingual interview center. We provide our clients in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US with the entire range of qualitative and quantitative research services. With the help of in-depth market knowledge combined with methodological professionalism, we provide practical, future-oriented business solutions and ensure that our clients receive a return on their research investment. Our continuous research has enabled us to develop particular skills in the field of renewable energy sources, particularly in the field of solar energy.

SOURCE Intersolar North America

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
"Peak 10 is a hybrid infrastructure provider across the nation. We are in the thick of things when it comes to hybrid IT," explained , Chief Technology Officer at Peak 10, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"I will be talking about ChatOps and ChatOps as a way to solve some problems in the DevOps space," explained Himanshu Chhetri, CTO of Addteq, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We are focused on SAP running in the clouds, to make this super easy because we believe in the tremendous value of those powerful worlds - SAP and the cloud," explained Frank Stienhans, CTO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
"As we've gone out into the public cloud we've seen that over time we may have lost a few things - we've lost control, we've given up cost to a certain extent, and then security, flexibility," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics,in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, provided a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services with...
The financial services market is one of the most data-driven industries in the world, yet it’s bogged down by legacy CPU technologies that simply can’t keep up with the task of querying and visualizing billions of records. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Karthik Lalithraj, a Principal Solutions Architect at Kinetica, discussed how the advent of advanced in-database analytics on the GPU makes it possible to run sophisticated data science workloads on the same database that is housing the rich...
"At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We are an IT services solution provider and we sell software to support those solutions. Our focus and key areas are around security, enterprise monitoring, and continuous delivery optimization," noted John Balsavage, President of A&I Solutions, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We want to show that our solution is far less expensive with a much better total cost of ownership so we announced several key features. One is called geo-distributed erasure coding, another is support for KVM and we introduced a new capability called Multi-Part," explained Tim Desai, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, will discuss how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol,...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
"The Striim platform is a full end-to-end streaming integration and analytics platform that is middleware that covers a lot of different use cases," explained Steve Wilkes, Founder and CTO at Striim, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo, an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalised support service from its globally located cloud plat...