NYC Solar Summit CUNY June 4, 2013

Interns Tiffany Powell (L) and Ayah Zaki (R) with President Roma Stibravy at the 2013 NYC Solar Summit CUNY
Interns Tiffany Powell (L) and Ayah Zaki (R) with President Roma Stibravy at the 2013 NYC Solar Summit CUNY

 

On June 4, 2013, The President and two interns attended the NYC Solar Summit at the City University on New York, an initiative to address barriers to solar and support market growth in the New York areas. There were five panels: Breaking Solar Barriers in NYC, ‘The Tipping Point doe Solar in New York’, NYSolar Smart: Statewide Collaboration, Emergency Power: Solar Steps up to the Plate and ‘Realizing the Values of Solar in the U.S. The Panel discussed a variety of subtopics such as the goals for the New York Green Bank, how to get a point where the private sector takes over solar, a 21st Century grid, challenges to the PV Market installation, strategies for unlocking PV in New York City, CVI Smart: Solar Market Analysis, Roadmapping and Tracking New York, the NY-Sun-of-Systems Program, the NY Solar Smart Plan, what Hurricane Sandy and other natural disasters taught us, and making solar energy mobile. One of the most interesting speakers was Lyle Rawling, President and CEO of Advanced Solar Products, Inc., who talking about solar storage, the implications of the suture of PV from Superstorm Sandy, and the need for highly distributed emergency power in the form of solar.