The next three decades are a unique opportunity in the history of cities: the chance to remake two of the central systems that have defined and organized the city for the past two hundred years–electricity and the automobile. The choices we make in redesigning these systems will have profound implications for how people live, work and play in the post-carbon city of the future. At the heart of those choices is the humble solar panel: a source of abundant, cheap, clean power that is already reconfiguring urban and rural landscapes. In the coming decades, we will deploy billions of solar panels around the globe. What makes the solar panel different from previous energy technologies is its flexibility to be deployed in a wide variety of social, economic and engineered forms, including in a host of different forms inside cities. Moderated by Dr. Clark Miller, with panelists Dr. John Byrne (Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) and Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy at the University of Delaware); Dr. Job Taminiau (Research Principal, Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment); Dr. Joseph Nyangon (Senior Industry Consultant for Power and Utilities Innovation at the SAS Institute), and Dr. Christiana Honsberg (Director of the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies Engineering Research Center and Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University). Read more>>
Panelist presentations on key innovations in climate change policy in Delaware state. Part of the Solve Climate by 2030 challenge from Bard College. Moderated by Dr. Saleem H. Ali, with panelists Dr. John Byrne, Dr. Joseph Nyangon, Dr. Cristina Archer and Dr. Phil Barnes.