The 1st Annual Innovations in Clean Energy Conference & Expo, held at the Johnson & Wales Inn in Seekonk, MA on September 6, 2012, brought together over 200 industry professionals, including electrical contractors, energy service companies, solar installers, Utility representatives, business owners, facility managers and much more.
Massachusetts Senator Marc Pacheco gave the keynote during the Innovations Luncheon. Senator Pacheco is chairman of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. Senator Pacheco was honored to be selected by Al Gore in 2007 to become a Climate Messenger and increase awareness of this critical issue.
Throughout his career, Senator Pacheco has supported initiatives to spur economic growth, preserve and protect the environment, and create jobs in the new "green" economy.
Speakers & Presentations
Throughout the course of the day, there were numerous informative talks, such as PV Financing courses, CT, MA & RI Energy Efficiency Programs, MA Solar Thermal and PV Program Update and much more! Speakers included Alex Kragie, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; Julian Dash, Clean Economy, Inc.; Chris Kearns, RI Office of Energy Resources; Randy Vagnini, Connecticut Light & Power; Rishi Sondhi, NSTAR; Elizabeth Kennedy, MassCEC; Alex Sheets, SRECTrade; Gary Lakrtiz, Knollwood Energy; Nancy Stokes, Mechanics Cooperative Bank; Nathan Phelps, MA Department of Public Utilities.
Exhibitors & Workshops
The industry's top manufacturers, inlcuding Sylvania, RAB, SolarWorld, LG, Cree and Solectria, sponsored the conference and showcased their latest products in the expo room throughout the day. Many sponsors also hosted a workshop where attendees learned more about ECM motors, LED lighting, solar racking best practices, solar inverters, lighting controls, variable frequency drives, and more!
Attendees were served breakfast and lunch, and the conference closed with a networking reception featuring a selection of delicious hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, and raffle prizes.
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