Delivering on solar’s promise:
A five year outlook and overview of the competitive landscape

San Diego Presentation

19 May 2011 11:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Morrison & Foerster LLP
12531 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
Blair Forde
(858) 720-7974

The solar industry is entering a huge growth phase driven by the dramatic drop in photovoltaic costs and the development of new solar thermal technologies which promise low cost solutions with the potential for storage. However, many large development obstacles remain. E3 (Energy Environmental Economics) will provide an overview of the competitive landscape, including the reported and projected cost of solar technologies, utility valuation, transmission and interconnection risks, and trends at the regulatory and policy levels which drive solar investment. The talk will review the development opportunities and risks over the next five years.

E3 constitutes the gold standard in energy and economics research and modeling. E3 represents renewable and emerging technology companies and their investors, regulatory and policy entities, and also has utility clients across the western U.S. and Canada.

Steve Rowles
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Amy Guy Wagner
Senior Consultant

Ms. Wagner leads project work in E3’s emerging technology practice area with several of E3’s renewable development and IPP (independent power producers) clients, including BrightSource Energy, SunEdison, Solar Millennium, Alion, and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures. Her work includes utility valuation, strategic siting, transmission risk assessment and investor support. Ms. Wagner also assisted Hawaiian Electric Company in their Feed-in Tariff proceeding and developed rates for small-scale wind, photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, and in-line hydro projects. Her prior experience includes project management and sustainable business development at HDR Inc., where she provided consulting services for local governments, renewable developers, businesses, and international organizations on a wide range of projects. Ms. Wagner earned her B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems at Stanford. She recently returned to Stanford and received a second M.S. in Management Science and Engineering with an energy policy and strategy focus.




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