Speaker lineup for IEEE announced

On June 22, Hawaii officials and representatives of key stakeholder perspectives will hold a panel discussion about the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) and how to address the current barriers to high penetration of PV on the islands. Theodore Peck, HI Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism will be moderating the discussion.

It has also been said that this year’s PV Specialists Conference will feature an in-depth technical program with a record 930 presentations to take place following plenary talks each morning from all 10 technical areas. Speakers include: James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr., Hawaii Lieutenant Governor; James Edmonds, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland; and Rhone Resch, president of SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association).

Commenting, Lt. Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr. said: "Hawaii provides the ideal backdrop for a gathering of photovoltaics experts as our state pushes forward on our path to create 70 percent clean energy by 2030 through the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative. Hawaii welcomes PV’s top minds to our state and is pleased to set the stage for breakthrough photovoltaic research discussions and presentations."

The exhibition hall will be open from Tuesday, June 22 to Thursday, June 24 with exhibitors from across the globe attending.