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2018 Solar Symposium

University of California Advanced Solar Technologies

The University of California Advanced Solar Technologies
Institute (UC Solar) Presents

The 2018 UC Solar Research Symposium

Friday, October 19th, 2018, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
California Public Utilities Commission Auditorium
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

This symposium is designed to promote public knowledge regarding present and future UC Solar research initiatives, and to examine the current state of the solar energy industry in California and beyond.

Individuals, corporations, researchers and public officials interested in gaining an advanced knowledge of solar technologies and trends.

Featured Presenters

Laurie ten Hope, Deputy Director, Energy research and Development Division, California Energy Commission (CEC)

Hong-xing Yang, Associate Editor, International Journal of Applied Energy and Professor and Coordinator, Renewable Energy Research Group, Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ravi Prasher, Division Director, Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division and Associate Lab Director, Energy Technologies Area Office, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)

Scott Murtishaw, Consultant, California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA)

David Phillips, Associate Vice President for Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President (UCOP)

Roland Winston, UC Solar Director and Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Natural Sciences, UC Merced

Umesh Mishra, UC Solar Co-Director and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

Alfredo Martinez-Morales, UC Solar Co-Director and Managing Director of the Southern California-Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE), UC Riverside

Matthew Law, UC Solar Co-Director and Director of the Center for Solar Energy, UC Irvine

Special Guests
UC Solar is pleased to welcome the following special guests to this year's symposium:

The Solar Energy Association at UC Merced, a Student Chapter of the American Solar energy Society, Inc.

The Energy Engineering Research Group of the Lyles College of Engineering at CSU, Fresno

The Buhach Colony High School Engineering Academy

Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors, there is no cost to attend this year’s symposium. Breakfast and lunch are included.

To register for the 2018 UC Solar Research Symposium, click here. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. If you encounter any difficulty registering, please contact UC Solar Administrative Analyst Robyn Lukens at or 209-228-2988.

If you need assistance, please contact UC Solar Executive Director Ron Durbin at