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Johnny Weiss talks the future of solar energy on C-Span

Posted by: april
September 13, 2010

Johnny Weiss on C-SpanOn Aug. 21, 2010, Johnny Weiss, Solar Energy International's executive director, joined representatives from other solar energy groups to talk the future of solar energy at the American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) annual conference in Aspen, Colorado. Topics included government funding and subsidies, educational outreach, and changing technologies. Along with Johnny, panel members also included Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Neville Williams from Standard Solar and John Woolard of BrightSource Energy.

To see footage of the panel discussion on C-Span click here.

The theme for the 2010 AREDAY was "Creating a New Clean Energy Economy at Speed and Scale." Scheduled speakers also included Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Ted Turner, T. Boone Pickens, James Cameron, Thomas Friedman, David Orr and Lester Brown, among many others. Summit highlights included creating climate wealth; renewable energy technology; food security; ocean systems; renewable energy financing; the Lungs of the Earth: The World's Forests; politics of climate change; and youth and climate. Solar Energy International hosted a booth at the public AREDAY fair on Sunday, Aug. 22. For more information about AREDAY, visit

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