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UC Solar Director Roland Winston and Ron Durbin sitting in chairs

UC Solar Director Roland Winston (left) and UC Solar Executive Director Ron Durbin go over the day's agenda.  

 

Breakfast is served.

Breakfast is served.

 

CPUC Commissioner Liane Randolph arrives and greets the team.

CPUC Commissioner Liane Randolph arrives and greets the team.

 

Commissioner Randolph speaking

Commissioner Randolph delivers the symposium's opening remarks

 

Bill Tucker, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at the UC Office of the President, outlines the UC's Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

Bill Tucker, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at the UC Office of the President, outlines the UC's Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

 

Bill and Roland share the stage.b

Bill and Roland share the stage.

 

UCSD Associate Professor Renkun Chen closes out the first session by describing his work on high-temperature selective coatings.

UCSD Associate Professor Renkun Chen closes out the first session by describing his work on high-temperature selective coatings...

 

...while the symposium audience looks on.

...while the symposium audience looks on.

 

The morning poster session gets under way.

The morning poster session gets under way.

 

The poster sessions are always popular, and this one was no exception.

The poster sessions are always popular, and this one was no exception.

 

 E. & J. Gallo Winery's Kim MacFarlane talks sustainability.

E. & J. Gallo Winery's Kim MacFarlane talks sustainability.

 

It's Roland's turn, and the topic is wastewater treatment using solar thermal energy.

It's Roland's turn, and the topic is wastewater treatment using solar thermal energy.

 

UC Merced Professor Peggy O'Day joined the conversation to describe some of the challenges and benefits of salt harvesting from adverse water.

UC Merced Professor Peggy O'Day joined the conversation to describe some of the challenges and benefits of salt harvesting from adverse water.

 

Roland and Peggy answer audience questions.

Roland and Peggy answer audience questions.

 

UC Riverside Professor Alfredo Martinez-Morales describes UCR's Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative (SIGI).

UC Riverside Professor Alfredo Martinez-Morales describes UCR's Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative (SIGI).

 

UC Merced Graduate Student Melissa Ricketts (left) helps attendees locate their box lunches.

UC Merced Graduate Student Melissa Ricketts (left) helps attendees locate their box lunches.

 

Much to the delight of the organizing team, even the weather is cooperating.

Much to the delight of the organizing team, even the weather is cooperating.

 

Lunch is finished, and UC Santa Barbara Research Scholar John Perlin (left) describes the history of solar energy...

Lunch is finished, and UC Santa Barbara Research Scholar John Perlin (left) describes the history of solar energy...

 

...which goes back 6,000 years.

...which goes back 6,000 years.

 

 California Energy Commission's Emilio Camacho

The California Energy Commission's Emilio Camacho addresses the topics of climate, energy and innovation in California.

 

Emilio presenting

The post-lunch audience appreciates Emilio's presentation (and his passion for the topic).

 

Erik Stokes

The CEC's Erik Stokes describes support for clean energy innovators and entrepreneurs through the EPIC's new SEED Program.

 

 Break time outside in the courtyard

The final break of the day and the weather is still beautiful.

 

UCLA Research Professor Gang Li describes his group's work on organic and hybrid solar cells.

UCLA Research Professor Gang Li describes his group's work on organic and hybrid solar cells.

 

CALSEIA's Brad Heavner talks solar industry progress and describes some future challenges.

CALSEIA's Brad Heavner talks solar industry progress and describes some future challenges.

 

 

UC Davis Professor Jerry Woodall

After UC Davis Professor Jerry Woodall's closing presentation on his group's energy storage projects, members of the organizing team breathe a sigh of relief.

 

UC Merced Solar Team

Speaking of symposium organizers, the UC Merced/UC Solar team takes time out for a group photo.