Solar 2016

Jul 10, 2016 - Jul 13, 2016

San Francisco California United States

Solar 2016




Solar 2016

July 10 – 13, 2016
Intercontinental Hotel, San Francisco

At Solar 2016, the American Solar Energy Society’s 43rd annual solar conference co-located with Intersolar North America, presentations will focus on the advancement of renewable energy in the U.S., and what is happening worldwide as a result of the 2015 United Nations Conference of Parties. Be sure to check out these great presentations from the Clean Power Research team, or Contact Us to schedule a meeting at the event.

Technical Session: High Efficiency ZEB & Control Systems

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Jackson Room
Moderator: Marc Perez, Clean Power Research

Presentation: Toward 100% Solar-Powered Homes
Speaker: Tom Hoff, Clean Power Research
Consumers are intrigued by the idea of Zero Net Energy (ZNE), but due to a confusing array of choices and an assumption that “deep retrofits” are required, it often eludes them. Clean Power Research has demonstrated that ZNE (including transportation) can be cost-effectively implemented in existing homes without a deep retrofit.

Technical Session: Implementing 100% Renewable Electricity

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Howard Room

Presentation: Achieving High Penetration PV at Minimal Cost: An Optimization of Supply-side Approaches for Meeting Guaranteed Production Targets
Speaker: Marc Perez, Clean Power Research
Two approaches exist to address the imbalance between a variable supply and a given demand: 1) Demand-side management, where we match demand to supply; and 2) supply-side management, where we match supply to demand. Critical to achieving high penetration renewables at reasonable cost is identifying an ideal portfolio of these approaches.

Renewables Unwind: ASES Emerging Professionals Networking Reception

Date: July 11, 2016, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, 5th floor, Ballroom C
Join Marc Perez from Clean Power Research and other industry veterans for games, quick presentations, networking, food and drinks at this networking event for emerging professionals.

Technical Session: Resource Assessment: Forecasting & Remote Sensing

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 9:00 – 10:45 AM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Howard Room
Moderator: Skip Dise, Clean Power Research

Presentation: Intra-Hour Solar Forecasting and Cloud Height Detection Advances
Speaker: Jan Kleissl, UC San Diego
Cloud base heights play a critical role in shortest-term solar forecasting at utility-scale solar power plants. Cloud-height measurements have traditionally been expensive and sparse, but several sensors and sensor systems have been developed to facilitate cloud height detection using a sky imager and other existing instrumentation at solar power plants.

Presentation: The Five Factors of Bankable Solar Resource Data
Speaker: Skip Dise, Clean Power Research
Minimizing your cost of capital to ensure strong economics for your solar project requires use of a bankable solar resource dataset. This talk will present the five factors that define bankable solar resource datasets.

Technical Session: Forecasting Applications for Large-Scale PV Operations

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 2:00 – 3:45 PM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Howard Room

Presentation: PV Fleet Forecast Performance Evaluation
Speaker: Richard Perez, SUNY Albany
Hour to day-ahead PV fleet regional forecasts can be produced very accurately today, and provide ISOs with the means of producing accurate electrical load forecasts. Moreover, achieving 100% accuracy for regional forecasts can be accomplished at a lifetime operational cost amounting to much less than 10% of PV’s Capex.

Presentation: Forecasting of Coastal Clouds in California
Speaker: Jan Kleissl, UC San Diego
In summertime, marine boundary layer stratocumulus commonly cover the California coast and impact urban rooftop PV production. Accurate day-ahead solar forecasting of the associated ramp events promotes the economic operation of electricity markets under high PV penetration. Several advances in physical models related to coastal solar forecasting are presented.

Technical Session: The Value of Distributed Solar Resources

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:00 – 10:45 AM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Howard Room
Moderator: Marc Perez, Clean Power Research

Click here to see a list of the Clean Power Research presentations Intersolar North America.