Local, regional and global actions for achieving 100% renewable energy

The International Solar Energy Society webinar:

Local, regional and global actions for achieving 100% renewable energy

30 September 2015 at 17:00 CEST

Considerable momentum is building within cities, communities, major companies, and NGO's towards a commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy targets, especially in the power sector. This lively panel discussion will bring together organizations committed to advocating the policy and financing considerations needed to achieve 100% renewable energy power supply with researchers and institutions addressing the relevant technical issues in meeting this goal. Plenty of time will be set aside to allow for interactive comments and questions from the audience.


Panelist speakers are:



Dr. David Renné - Webinar Moderator

Dr. David Renné President of the International Solar Energy Society since 2010 and Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal in the field of solar resource assessment, Dr. Renné is also the Operating Agent of International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme Task 46 titled, “Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting.”

From 1991-2012, Dr. Renné developed and managed programs on renewable energy resource assessment and analysis, and the integration of resource data into GIS at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In his retirement, he holds an Emeritus position at NREL and Dave Renné Renewables provides support to both the public and private sector in planning and developing domestic and international renewable energy programs.

Tom Hoff

Dr. Tom Hoff founded Clean Power Research in 1998. Highlights to Dr. Hoff’s career include: developing patented methodologies for estimating power data for PV fleet power generation, providing incentive design assistance to multiple utilities and agencies including the California Solar Initiative, and integrating research into commercial grade software services scalable to renewable energy customers. One such Clean Power Research product, SolarAnywhere, offers historical and forecast irradiance and power data sets that can be used to help utilities quantify PV variability and predict PV generation on their grid.

Diane Moss

Diane Moss is a Founder of the Renewables 100 Policy Institute and an independent energy strategies consultant. She has served as a consultant to several non-profits, including Friends of the Earth and Heinrich Boell Foundation, as well as to clean tech companies. Her writing on renewable energy related issues has been published in Wall Street Journal, Today's Facility Manager, and Cleantechnica, among others. She has also served as U.S. Policy Advisor to World Future Council, and from 2008-2011, she served as Environmental Deputy to United States Congressmember Jane Harman. Ms. Moss is founder founded dima Communications, a communications and strategic partnerships consulting company that specializes in sustainability related projects, companies, and campaigns. She also served as intern to the Costa Rican Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris. Ms. Moss studied at Harvard University and New York University and completed a thesis program in political science in Paris with professors from L'Institut d'Etudes Politques, University of Paris, and HEC.

Richard Perez

Richard Perez directs solar energy research at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. He sits on the Advisory Board of the George Washington University’s Solar Institute, and has served multiple terms on the board of the American Solar Energy Society and as associate editor of Solar Energy Journal. He has produced over 250 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. He holds two US patents on energy storage and methods of load management using photovoltaics. He has received several international awards including a Certificate for Outstanding Research from the USDOE, the ASES highest award: the Charles Greeley Abbot Award; and the First International Building and Daylight Award from the Villum Kann Rasmussen Fonden (Velux Foundation, Copenhagen Denmark).

His noted contributions to the field of solar energy include:

The development of models and methodologies that have been incorporated in standard solar energy and daylighting calculation practice and embedded in many engineering and architectural software products throughout the world.

Identifying the capability of photovoltaics to meet the peak demand of large cities in the northeastern United States. 

His participation to the development of the Value of Solar (VOS) and solar Load Shaping tariffs concepts.

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