We hope you enjoy these photos of the 2013 UC Solar Symposium.
|UC Merced graduate students Bennett Widyolar (left) and Melissa Ricketts man the reception desk at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center at UC Davis.|
|UC Solar Director Roland Winston opens the festivities.|
|Professor Winston and opening keynote speaker Larry Kazmerski of NREL share a laugh, as well as a passion for “Kaz” ties.|
|Larry Kazmerski brought visual aids, including the first solar-powered satellite. And yes, the solar cells still work.
|Larry asks the crowd if anyone remembers the transistor radio? Many hands go up. Some do not.
|With this handy chart, you too can Name your own PV company! “SolVoltPowerNano” anyone?
|UC Berkeley’s Connie Chang-Hasnain, always in top form, addresses the crowd on the topic of micropillar solar cells.
|“What’s with the party hats?” asks Ron Durbin while facilitating Connie’s Q&A time.
|Photographic evidence that graduate student research posters actually do make people happy.|
|The poster session is always a symposium highlight, and it never seems to last long enough.|
|When the USDA’s Rebecca Milczarek speaks…|
|… the audience listens.|
|UC Davis’ Adam Moule discusses challenges in organic photovoltaic technology.|
|Sadrul Ula describes the work going on at the Winston Chung Global Energy Center at UC Riverside.|
|Frank de Winter (standing in foreground) adds to the discussion during Sadrul’s Q&A.|
|UCSD’s Deli Wang sees hydrogen in our future, and he knows how to get it.|
|Deli took the dreaded post-lunch speaker slot and he nailed it.|
|The CPUC’s Ed Randolph talked about how market innovations are promoting policy innovations.|
|UC Merced’s Gerardo Diaz is working on next-generation solar thermal technologies for hot water and industrial process heat.|
|CEC Chair Robert Weisenmiller outlines a few of the many successful projects supported by the state’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program.|
|Chair Weisenmiller closes out the symposium by answering a number of audience questions.|