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Silicon Valley Clean Tech Speaker Series: Clean Efficient Energy Now with Fuel Cells

October 4, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT

Although fuel cells have been around for 40+ years, only recently has the technology garnered much notice – due in part to things like coverage by 60 Minutes, the success of ENE-Farm and a 10-year low in natural gas prices. Fuel cell companies like ClearEdge Power are building technological platforms which hold promise for altering the way we view distributed energy generation and reduce dependence on the grid. Robin Shaffer will share a basic overview of fuel cell technology and discuss some of the successes, challenges and lessons learned along the way of evolving ClearEdge Power’s technology from emerging to mainstream. NOTE: ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED – No Onsite Registration


Key Point Credit Union Conference Center 2805 Bowers Avenue Santa Clara, CA


From the US-101 Great America/Bowers Exit drive South towards El Camino Real. Just after you cross Central Express way turn left at the second light (Mead Avenue) into the Keypoint Credit Union parking lot.


Robin Shaffer is Vice President of Sales for ClearEdge Power, a leading provider of micro-CHP fuel cell technology for stationary applications. Prior to ClearEdge, he held positions in the solar industry as VP/GM Solar Business Unit for Cooper Industries and SVP of Sales & Marketing for SunLink Corporation. A veteran of the technology industry, Robin has been involved in a wide range of industries including renewable energy, building energy management, factory automation, plastics and wireless – with start-ups and Fortune 100 companies alike. He holds an Environmental Engineering degree with HVAC/Solar emphasis from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and an MBA from Marquette University.

Who Should Attend

Individuals from the private and public sector looking for: Insight into how fuel cell technology works and what solutions are available today Understanding how fuel cell technology can be a clean efficient energy solution Learn how fuel cell solutions can reduce or eliminate dependence on the electrical grid Insight into how fuel cell solutions can provide a backup power solution for mission critical operations Perspective on making the career transition to clean tech.

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