Solar Power International 2009 Announces RFK as Keynote

Solar Power International 2009 last week announced that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will deliver a keynote speech on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 8:00 a.m. PT. The conference also announced the line-up for its annual CEO panel, in which top solar and electric power decision-makers meet onstage to discuss issues of vital importance to the solar industry.

The plenary sessions, including the keynote and CEO panels are often thought of as the most eagerly anticipated events at Solar Power International, a show that expects to draw more than 25,000 people to the Anaheim Convention Center from October 27-29.

This year’s CEO panel will take place in two segments, covering two critical and timely aspects of the solar marketplace. Panel 1: Developing the Utility Market for Solar Electricity, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 28, 8:30-10:00 AM and include:

  • Reyad Fezzani, BP Solar
  • John Woolard, BrightSource
  • Kevin Law, Long Island Power Authority
  • Carlos Domench, SunEdison

Panel 2:  Surviving the Solar Shakeout, will take place Thursday, Oct. 29, 8:30-10:00 AM and include:

  • Jeffery Wolfe, groSolar
  • Tom Werner, SunPower Corp.
  • Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech

“Each year we develop the plenary sessions with a different mix of political and business luminaries, who offer incisive commentary on the future of our energy infrastructure and provide unique insights on the challenges bringing solar technologies to scale around the world,” said Julia Hamm, executive director of the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and chair of Solar Power International. “A  defender of the environment and advocate of sustainable development, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will deliver an inspiring keynote speech, while our CEO panelists have been carefully selected to provide a diverse range of perspectives on the key issues facing our industry.”

In addition to the plenary sessions, the conference features 200 expert speakers, 65 break-out sessions, and dozens of training workshops. The expo floor will showcase more than 750 exhibitors from around the world.

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