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2011 UC Solar Research Symposium

"Special thanks to all of the faculty, students, researchers, sponsors and attendees who made the 2011 UC Solar Research Symposium a resounding success. And thanks to all of our colleagues and collaborators worldwide who support and participate in UC Solar research activities. We could not achieve our mission without you."

Professor Roland Winston

UC Solar Director


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

The 2011 UC Solar Research Symposium

Friday, December 9th, 2011, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The University of California, Merced
California Room - Terrace Center
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

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 a fundamental knowledge of current and emerging solar technologies.

Featured Presenters
Sarah Kurtz, Interim Director, National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) and Principal Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Prab Sethi,
Senior Project Manager, California Energy Commission (CEC)
Roland Winston,
UC Solar Director and Professor of Engineering and Natural Sciences, UC Merced
Eli Yablonovitch,
Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Connie Chang-Hasnain,
UC Solar Co-Director and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Jan Kleissl,
UC Solar Co-Director and Professor of Environmental Engineering, UC San Diego
Carlos Coimbra,
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego
Adam Moule,
California Solar Energy Center (CSEC) Technical Director and Assistant Professor, UC Davis

Featured Topics
Presentation topics will include solar concentration, solar forecasting, and high-efficiency solar cells.

To view the Symposium Agenda, click here.

The cost to attend this symposium is $50, payable by credit card upon registration. This includes breakfast, lunch and parking.

To register for the 2011 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.