Solar Center For Excellence Launched At Energy Summit 2007


SolarTech, a collaborative industry initiative created by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, has established the Solar Center for Excellence in Silicon Valley, a technical and educational resource focused on regional economic development and cost-competitive solutions for the solar industry.

The announcement was made at the recent Energy Summit 2007, a day-long conference of industry officials and companies conducted by the Leadership Group in partnership with the Stanford University Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency, and hosted by SunPower at Cypress Semiconductor.

Solar Tech states that the Solar Center For Excellence will focus on resolving the complex technological, administrative and financing challenges inherent in the delivery of photovoltaic (PV) systems: installation and performance standards, utility interconnections, rebate processing, building permits, education and workforce training, and financing.

‘The work of our energy committee in creating the Solar Center for Excellence will enable us to help chart a stable and disciplined course for this fast maturing industry,’ says Justin Bradley, energy director of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

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