Solar Day

Denver Solar Day
June 8, 2014
10 AM - 3 PM
The Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver CO 80202

Learn About Solar Energy
Come learn more about the benefits of solar energy from international and local experts who know it best!
Join us for Denver Solar Day, where you can:

  • Interact with representatives from local solar companies in our vibrant exhibition hall
  • Learn the basics of solar power though educations sessions led by solar industry leaders
  • Connect with the local solar community
  • Check out and test drive one of Ford’s Electric Vehicles
  • View the innovative ideas of young local scientists in our High School Photovoltaic Design Competition.
    • Participating High Schools include: Englewood High School, Lakewood High School, Mapleton Early College High School, St. Mary's Academy, Warren Tech, and West Generations Academy

Free entry to the public and no parking meter fees

Sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, and the 40th IEEE PVSC.

Presentation Schedule




10:40 - 11:00

Michael Piszczor / NASA Glenn Research Center

Photovoltaics 101: A review of the basic fundamentals of photovoltaics

11:00 - 11:20

Brent Nelson / National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Photovoltaic Myths: An overview of the most common criticisms of photovoltaic (PV) technologies along with a short account of the actual facts for each criticism

11:20 - 11:40

Steve Stevens / Colorado Renewable Energy Society

Demonstrating the model for development of a workable lifestyle free of fossil fuels through PV, storage, electric cars and chargers, passive solar and local food production

11:40 - 12:00

Veronica Bermudez & Keyana Tennant / IEEE Women in Engineering

The unique perspectives and insights of the women in engineering fields.

12:00 - 1:30

High School Photovoltaic Design Competition Project Presentations

Each team will present their project from their initial idea to project completion.

1:40 - 2:00

Tony Boniface / Independent Power Systems

"Electrical Insurance" when the grid goes down. Battery backup options for solar powered or buildings.

2:00 - 2:20

Karen Gados / SunShare

Community Solar for All: a New Renewable Energy Model

2:20 - 2:40

Tyler Svitak / Clean Cities Denver

Clean Cities, its mission and programs including the recent Colorado Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Readiness Plan


High School Competition Award Presentation


For more information on participating in Denver Solar Day please contact Jeremiah McNatt at [email protected].