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Renewable Energy Symposium

July 21, 2009, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT

”Renewable Energy: Reducing Capital Intensity & Succeeding”

While renewable energy generation remains an exciting initiative, private funding has been harder to come by in the last year.  How can renewable energy entrepreneurs, companies, and customers adapt to these times, reduce capital intensity, and still succeed?  This area has enormous potential to get to grid parity and can lead to job creation; the challenge is lasting through the Valley of Death. Our panel explores the regulatory, technology, investing, and utility efforts and challenges involved in renewable energy, providing fresh new perspectives.

The evening will also include a showcase of utility, alumni, contestant, and sustainability booths, along with plenty of networking opportunities.



The Gallery at One Market
One Market Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94105


Autodesk is less than two blocks from the Embarcadero BART station. Please find public transportation information here.

It is highly recommended that you take public transportation, however, public parking is available in several places nearby for a fee.

If you wish to carpool to this event, sign up here and we will find a match for you.


5:30pm Registration, Networking, Exhibits and Light Appetizers
6:30pm Introductions, Keynote Address and Esteemed Panel
8:00pm Networking and Exhibits
8:30pm Adjourn



Alan Saunders, Autodesk
Kevin Chen, Google

Sunil Paul, Gigaton Throwdown

Joel Makower, Greener World Media (Moderator)
Melinda Richter, Executive Director, Environmental Business Cluster
Mimi Frusha, COO, Renewable Funding
Uday Mathur, Emerging Tech Group, PG&E
Danny Kennedy, Sungevity, CEO/Founder

Who Should Attend

  • Contestants from the 2009 Clean Tech Open in the area of renewable energy
  • Alumni companies looking to connect with renewable energy experts
  • Members of the renewable energy industry looking to make connections
  • Professionals looking to learn more about renewable energy technology


This event is made possible with the support of our Gold Sponsors, Autodesk and Google.


Registration Fees

Type Regular Door
General 30.00 40.00
Student 15.00 30.00
Paid Contestant Free Free
Volunteer Free Free
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
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