Summer Solstice Virtual Series

June 18th Agenda

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Welcome Keynote

Clare Gallagher – PC Brendan Davis

Hear from our sponsors, and Clare Gallagher, a champion ultrarunner and clean energy advocate about overcoming adversity and the importance of our industries. Clare is from Englewood, Colorado and studied coral ecology at Princeton University, where she ran cross country and track. She taught English in Southern Thailand, while also establishing a swim and environmental conservation program. Clare began running professionally in 2016 after winning the Leadville 100. She’s since won Western States (2019), CCC 101k (2017, UTMB series) and has the Fastest Known Times on the Zion Traverse and Joshua Tree Traverse.

She’s proud to be sponsored by Patagonia, Petzl, La Sportiva, and Honey Stinger. When Clare isn’t running, she can be found advocating for the places she loves with Protect Our Winters. She has been instrumental in a number of initiatives both local to Colorado, the CORE Act, and National initiatives such as advocating for the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

Industry Trainings & Education Sessions

Choose one of the following concurrently run trainings or education sessions.

  • The future of permitting – SolarApp demo + networking, NREL and Sunrun
  • Sail smoothly in the investor space-ask an independent engineer (IE), E3 Consulting
  • Ensure your business is up to date with necessary cybersecurity protocols, Moye White LLP
  • The Clean Energy Path to Zero Carbon in the U.S., Dr. Chuck Kutscher, a Fellow at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), will preview the potential measures needed to address the climate change crisis as will be described in a forthcoming RASEI report.
  • Solar CitiSuns – latest developments and how to effectively advocate for our industry, Former COSSA ED Rebecca Cantwell and former COSSA Board Chair John Bringenberg

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Missing the trade show floor? Come walk this virtual floor, network, and educate yourself on the newest products. View a list of our great exhibitors below.

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Technology Reveal, SEI Online Give-away, and Closing Remarks

Hear from manufacturer and COSSA member Canadian Solar as they unveil some new high wattage modules and give some hints at what’s coming in the future. Solar Energy International will also be giving away 1 x Full SEI Online Campus Scholarship ($845 value) to a lucky participant. Closing remarks from our sponsors and event hosts will also be provided.

4:00 p.m.

Virtual Solardarity Trivia Happy Hour

Pivot Energy is hosting a trivia happy hour to bring the solar community together for some fun. We will be testing your knowledge on topics ranging from Colorado history to solar specs to quarantine activities. Not a trivia buff? Spectators are welcome to watch the competition go down as we determine who is the best and brightest in Colorado’s solar industry. 

Tickets to join the series are $25, $10 of which will be donated to the Food Bank of the Rockies to support their efforts during the COVID-19 Crisis. The rest of the funds will benefit New Energy Colorado and COSSA to further strengthen the work of solar and energy storage workers across the state.

Thanks To Our Virtual Series Sponsors!