August 05, 2012
The Solar Universe is an extraordinarily deep and rich subject.
Most people think of solar energy, and they picture a bluish “Solar Panel” on the roof of a house.
Solar Energy is so much more than that.
Solar Technologies and related products are being developed at stunning speed and this is just the beginning. Join us for a quick romp through The Solar Universe. The presentation will cover the numerous photovoltaic technologies and product embodiments from the routine, to the emerging, to the truly bizarre.
Energy may be harvested from the sun in a great number of ways and each has a value in its own right, which naturally raises questions:
“What is solar energy?”
“What are the solar energy technologies?”
“Why are there so many technologies?”
“What is the best technology (product)?”
“Which technology is best for me and why?”
This talk will review all primary solar energy technologies and application areas, with discussion on advantages and disadvantages.
Mr. Ortman is President of Concurrent Design, Inc. an Austin, TX based product development engineering firm. Concurrent Design specializes in Renewable Energy Product Design and Development with many years of experience in Electronics, Semiconductors, Solar, Storage, Solid State Lighting and associated Clean Energy application areas. Concurrent Design has been instrumental in product development for Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) systems, Photovoltaic (PV) systems; including crystalline silicon, thin film and III-V technology products and manufacturing systems, as well as inverters, trackers and mounting systems. Mr. Ortman is a founder of the Solar Energy Entrepreneur Network (SEEN); a member of the Board of Directors of the CleanTX Foundation; Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA); Austin Chamber Clean Energy Council; and Chairman of the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International, (SEMI) Texas Chapter.
Tom Ortman will present "The Solar Universe" on Thursday August 9th, 2012 6PM CDT [4PM Pacific, 7PM Eastern]. SolarMOOC students and solar enthusiasts should tune in to his presentation to catch a unique introduction to the Solar Universe.
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