Clean Technology 2009
renewable energy

Renewable Energy

renewable energy  

Topics & Application Areas

Renewables: State of the Industry, Utility Programs, Combined Generation, Intermittency, State and National Policy
Solar: Utility Scale Solar, Cost-chain, Markets, Workforce, Material Advances, System Design, PV, Solar Thermal, Concentrating, Nanotech for Solar
Wind: Global Program and Policy, Market Overview, Workforce, Material Advances, Grid Integration, Off Shore Tech, Large Turbine Tech, Small Turbine Tech
Bio Energy: Feedstocks, Crop Design, Logistics, Water, Fuels, Biofuels, Biodiesel, Cellulosic Ethanol, Markets, Policy, Economics, Food vs. Feed vs. Fuel
Geothermal: Exploration, Drilling, Heat Pumps, Geological Structures, Ocean Thermal, Case Studies, Building Integration, Grid Integration
Marine/Tidal: Tidal, Wave Power, Current, Ocean Thermal, Market, Life-Cycle, Grid Integration

Track Committee

Reza Abhari, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Mark Bernstein, University of Southern California
Peter Brehm, Infinia Corp.
Issam Dairanieh, BP
Todd French, Mississippi State University
Michael Gurin, Rexforce
Richard Kimball, Marine Maritime Academy
Roy Kornblush, SRI International
Daniel Laird, Sandia National Laboratories
Warren Lasher, ERCOT
Larry Kazmerski, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Craig Lewis, GreenVolts
George Maracas, Arizona State University
Maria Miglin, Shell Oil
Melanie Nadeau, CANMET Energy Technology Centre
M. Grant Norton, Washington State University
Om Nalamasu, Applied Materials
Ron Pate, Sandia National Laboratories
Howard Schmidt, Rice University
Loucas Tsakalakos, GE
Case Van Dam, University of California, Davis

Track Sessions


Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Solar: Advanced Photovoltaics - 1
10:30 Marine, Tidal, Hydro Energy
1:30 Solar: Advanced Photovoltaics, Structures and Devices
1:30 Wind Energy
4:00 Wind Energy
4:00 Geothermal - State of the Industry

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Bio Energy: Novel Technologies & Projects
10:30 Solar: Technology to Business Review
11:00 Geothermal
1:30 Bio Energy - Novel Technologies & Projects
1:00 Solar: High Efficiency PV - 1: Lockheed Martin Symposium
3:00 Bio Energy - Company Showcase
4:00 Solar: High Tech for Solar
4:30 Solar: Case Studies & Company Profiles
4:30 TechConnect Ventures: Energy & Efficiency

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
10:30 Solar: Integration & Case Studies
1:30 How Cleantech Capital Markets are Weathering the Downturn
2:30 Solar: Case Studies & Company Profiles
 Bio Energy
 Renewables: Wind, Geothermal, Hydro
3:00 Solar: High Efficiency PV - 2: Lockheed Martin Symposium
5:00 TechConnect Venture: Solar

Thursday May 7


Track Program


Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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10:30 Solar: Advanced Photovoltaics - 1Room 310 CF
 Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE, US
10:30 Advanced PV Introduction
H. Schmidt, Rice University, US
10:55 Heteroepitaxy of III/V semconductor nanowire on silicon for novel solar cell applications
D. Wang, UC San Diego, US (bio)
11:20 Large area optimized thin film nano solar cells on metal sheets
M. Toivola, T. Peltola, K. Miettunen, J. Halme, K. Aitola, P.D. Lund, Helsinki University of Technology, FI
11:40 Novel 3-D Nanostructure Arrays for Energy Conversion
R. Wind, D. Routkevitch, Synkera Technologies Inc, US
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10:30 Marine, Tidal, Hydro EnergyRoom 310 BE
 Session chair: Roy Kornbluh, SRI International, US
10:30 Ocean Wave Power Harvesting
R. Kornbluh, SRI International, US
11:00 Fiber Resin Composite Bearings in Wave Energy Converter
M.R. Kim, A.E. Ankeny, GGB Bearing Technology, US
11:20 Investment in Water Conservation Technologies for Power Generation: A Real Options Approach
J. Rice, P. Chen, P. Adriaens, Ross School of Business, US
11:40 Water Resources for Energy Generation in Charleston S.C. Harbor
J.C. Sutton, E.C. Marshall, JC Oil and Gas Consultants, US
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1:30 Solar: Advanced Photovoltaics, Structures and DevicesRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Howard Schmidt, Rice University, US
1:30 Parallel Integrated Solar Cell Circuits for Split Solar Spectrum Light Source
Y. Li, F. Shi, Texas A&M University, US
1:50 High efficient dye-sensitized solar cell based on morphology controlled carbon nanotube electrode
S. Das, S. Hwang, V. Verma, T. Kim, J. Huang, M. Jeon, D. Lee, W. Choi, Florida International University, US
2:10 Multi-quantum well multi-junction space solar cells
A. Freundlich, A. Alemu, University of Houston, US (bio)
2:30 Thin film solar cell based on microcrystalline nanostructure silicon grown in low temperature condition
Y.B. Chung, J.S. Lim, J.K. Kim, N.M. Hwang, H. Kim, Y.J. Park, Seoul National University, KR
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1:30 Wind EnergyRoom 310 BE
 Session chair: Daniel Laird, Sandia National Lab, US
1:30 Wind Energy - Technology Overview
D. Laird, Sandia National Lab, US (bio)
1:55 Wind Energy - Industry Overview
D. Dreessen, Battery Ventures, US (bio)
2:20 Challenges, Opportunities, and Prospects - Why It May Be Our Best Near-Term Option for Energy, Security, and Carbon Reduction
D. Birx, University of Houston, US
2:45 The Winds of Change- The Formation of The Wind Alliance
J.D. White, The Wind Alliance, University of Houston, US (bio)
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4:00 Wind EnergyRoom 310 BE
 Session chair: Daniel Laird, Sandia National Lab, US
4:00 Performance of CDM-supported Wind Power Projects
N. Chokani, S. Grassi, G. Kocer, G. Mavridis, R.S. Abhari, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH
4:20 Large Improvements in Wind Resource Utilization Using Quad Array Turbines
E. Salter, Greenward Technologies, Inc., US
4:40 Offshore Wind: Global and US Outlook
S. Kopits, Douglas-Westwood LLC, US
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4:00 Geothermal - State of the IndustryRoom 350 AB
 Session chair: Richard Erdlac, Erdlac Energy Consulting, US
4:00 Expanding Worldwide Geothermal Power Production - The case for geothermal energy from sedimentary basins
R.J. Erdlac Jr., Erdlac Energy Consulting, US (bio)
4:20 Geothermal and Recovered Energy Generation (REG) using ORMAT(r) Energy Converters (OEC)
J. Nordquist, Ormat, US (bio)
4:40 Hybrid Thermodynamic Cycles for Geothermal to Solar Thermal Applications
M. Gurin, reXorce Thermionics, Inc., US (bio)
5:00 Profitably Converting Geopressured-Geothermal Reservoirs into Renewable Energy Systems
G.S. Nitschke, Good Earth Mechanics, US (bio)
5:20 Geothermal Exploration with Visible through Long Wave Infrared Imaging Spectrometers
C. Wright, SpecTIR, US
5:40 Geothermal Power from Dry Wells
E.E. Michaelides, A. Davis, University of Texas at San Antonio, US

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US (bio)
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU (bio)
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10:30 Bio Energy: Novel Technologies & ProjectsRoom 310 BE
 Session chair: Michael Nasi, Jackson Walker, US
10:30 State and Federal Policy Update
M. Nasi, Jackson Walker L.L.P., US
10:50 State of the Art of Biofuel Technologies
A.D. Propp, Merrick & Company, US
11:10 Biodiesel: Update for United States
J. Hewitt, National Biodiesel Board, US
11:30 The Case for Sustainable Biodiesel Certification
J. Plowman, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, US
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10:30 Solar: Technology to Business ReviewRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Howard Schmidt, Rice University, US
10:30 General Electric - Solar
L. Tsakalakos, General Electric Research Center, US (bio)
10:50 Applied Materials - Solar
B. Swezey, Applied Materials, US (bio)
11:10 Heliovolt Solar Overview
BJ. Stanbery, Heliovolt, US
11:30 Sempra Generation: Effectively Developing Clean, Renewable Solar Power
M.W. Allman, Sempra Generation, US
11:50 A new world for solar: downturn and government intervention-driven market evolution
N. Demirdoven, McKinsey & Company, US
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11:00 GeothermalRoom 350 F
 Session chair: Richard Erdlac, Erdlac Energy Consulting, US
11:00 An Untapped Sustainable Energy Source
G. Thompson, P. Geo, Sierra Geothermal Power Corp, CA
11:20 Applications of Seismic Geophysical Techniques to the Exploration and Development of Geothermal Resources
J. Hild, J. Pfeiffer, S. Hodges, Zapata Inc., US
11:40 Geothermal Exploration with Visible through Long Wave Infrared Imaging Spectrometers
G.J. Scherer, D.N. Riley, W.A. Peppin, D.M. Tratt, C. Wright, K.L. Jones, The Aerospace Corporation, US
12:00 Diamond-Hardfaced TiC/Ti Composite for Submersible Pump Bearings in Geothermal Systems
O.A. Voronov, B.H. Kear, Diamond Materials Inc., US
12:20 Factory vs. Field Construction: Packaged Energy Plant Solutions
H. Dickey, Turbine Air Systems, US
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1:30 Bio Energy - Novel Technologies & ProjectsRoom 310 BE
 Session chair: Jeff Plowman, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, US
1:30 A Value Chain and Life Cycle Assessment Approach to Identify Technological Innovation Opportunities in Algae Biodiesel
R. Levine, A. Oberlin, P. Adriaens, University of Michigan, US
1:50 Hydrocarbon production via biomass pyrolysis and hydrodeoxygenation
P. Steele, S. Gajjela, F. Yu, G. Gresham, Mississippi State University, US
2:10 Novel Biodiesel Technology can retrofit conventional plants to use feeds with up to 100% FFA
R. Wolff, Enhanced Bio Fuels, US
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1:00 Solar: High Efficiency PV - 1: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Suraj Rawal, Lockheed Martin, US
1:00 The Inverted Metamorphic Multi-Junction Solar Cell
P.R. Sharps, A. Cornfeld, B. Cho, J. Diaz, M. Stan, T. Varghese, Emcore Corporation, US
1:15 New Concepts for Manufacturing High Efficiency Flexible Solar Cells
S. Menezes, InterPhases Solar, Inc., US
1:30 A manufacturable low cost route to high efficiency Cu(ZnSn)S thin film solar cells fabrication on flexible substrates
I.O. Oladeji, C.R. Nelson, Sisom Thin Films LLC, US
1:45 RAPDAR™ Roll-out and Passively Deployed Array - High Efficiency Solar Array
R. Barret, R. Taylor, Composite Technology Development, Inc., US
2:00 Philips Applied Technologies - Innovation: High Efficiency PV Conversion
J. Downes, A. van der Pol, Philips Applied Technologies, US
2:15 Manufacturing of High-Efficiency Bi-facial Tandem Solar Cells
E.J. Tobin, S.J. Wojtczuk, E.D. Gagnon, R.G. Little, Spire Semiconductor, US
2:30 Stion Corp.: Novel Materials for High Efficiency Terrestrial and Extra-Terrestrial Photovoltaics
H. Lee, R. Wieting, Stion Corporation, US
2:45 Lightweight, High-Efficiency Solar Cell Sheets Using Epitaxial Liftoff
R. Chan, C. Youtsey, G. Hillier, D. McCallum, N. Pan, MicroLink Devices, US
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3:00 Bio Energy - Company ShowcaseExpo Hall Theater
 Session chair: Jeff Plowman, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, US
3:00 Baseline Practices for Sustainability for the Biodiesel Industry
J. Plowman, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, US
3:15 The Solarmagnatron BioMass reactor
J.D. Ericsson, BioMarine Fuels inc, US
3:30 A New Era of Renewable Power – Small Scale Biomass Electricity through Gasifier to Internal Combustion Engine
C. Mui, Nexterra Energy Corp, CA
3:45 Waste Solutions Ltd Company Profile
S. Connaughton, B. Chapman, N. Clarke, Waste Soultions Ltd, NZ
4:00 Energy-Optimized Crops: A Key to Low-Cost Biofuels
B.W. Ferguson, Edenspace Systems Corporation, US
4:15 CatLiq- A second generation technology for liquid bio fuels
S.B. Iversen, A. Rudolf, G. Olofsson, M.O. Nielsen, SCF Technologies A/S, DK
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4:00 Solar: High Tech for SolarRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Mike Nasi, Jackson Walker, US
- S. Snyder, Texas High Tech for Solar Coalition, Jackson Walker, US
- E. Yates, Solar Alliance, US
- S. Taylor, Applied Materials, US (bio)
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
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4:30 Solar: Case Studies & Company ProfilesExpo Hall Theater
 Session chair: Tony Maull, Vergent Energy, US
4:30 Choosing Your Solar Integrator Wisely… Why All Solar Installations are not Equal
A. McCalla, Meridian Solar, US
4:45 Best Practices: Large Commercial Solar Installations
J. Laggner, ThinkSolar, US
5:00 Solar 101 for Business:  A Cost/Benefit Analysis
C. Overmiller, Texas Solar Power, US
5:15 Ignite Solar
P. Mathey, Ignite Solar, US
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4:30 TechConnect Ventures: Energy & EfficiencyExpo Hall TechConnect Room B
 Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures, US
4:30 Varentec
A. Dillon, Varentec, US
4:40 BioEnergy Planet Inc.
L. Kopeikina, BioEnergy Planet Inc., US
4:50 Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc.
B. Spencer, Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc., US
5:00 Poseidon Energy, Inc.
D. Gray, Poseidon Energy, Inc., US
5:10 ExRo Technologies Inc.
K. Struble, ExRo Technologies Inc., US
5:20 NTS Energie- und Transportsysteme GmbH
G. Lutsch, NTS Energie- und Transportsysteme GmbH, DE
5:30 Gas Technology Institute
T. Smith, Gas Technology Institute, US
5:40 ClearValue, Inc.
R. Haase, ClearValue, Inc., US
5:50 Marine Renewable Energy
D. Richardson, Technology From Ideas, IE
6:00 Paper Battery Co.
M. Shreefal, Paper Battery Co., US
6:10 CFX Battery
R. Yazami, CFX Battery, FR

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US (bio)
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US (bio)
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US (bio)
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US (bio)
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10:30 Solar: Integration & Case StudiesRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE, US
10:30 Johnson Space Center’s Solar and Wind-based Renewable Energy System
A. Vasquez, M. Ewert, J. Rowlands, K. Post, NASA Johnson Space Center, US
10:50 Enriched methane production by solar steam reformer: process evaluation
M. De Falco, L. Marrelli, A. Giaconia, P. Tarquini, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, IT
11:10 Interconnecting to the Distribution Grid -- the Big Opportunity for the Next Five Years
C. Lewis, GreenVolts, US
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1:30 How Cleantech Capital Markets are Weathering the DownturnRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Michael Kanellos, Greentech Media
- N. Kaufman, Ardour Capital Investments, LLC, US (bio)
- N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
- P. Seegopaul, Pangea Ventures, US
- W. Bokhari, Cleantech Circle, US
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2:30 Solar: Case Studies & Company ProfilesExpo Hall Theater
 Session chair: Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative/Millenium Water Alliance, US
2:30 Solar thermal combined heat and power system
S.P. Weaver, Cool Energy, Inc., US
2:45 A Solar-Driven System for Industrial Dehumidification and Steam Generation
J. Maxwell, M. D’Antonio, E.T. Henkel, V. Rigos, K. May, K. Creamer, ERS, US
3:00 (CANCELED) Understanding the different technologies and applications for solar energy
M. Moore, SCHOTT North America, Inc., US
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
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Bio EnergyExpo Hall
- Stochastic Modeling of the Biodiesel Production Process
S. Abbasi, U. Diwekar, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
- Reburning of Cattle Biomass with Coals for Emissions Control
H. Oh, K. Annamalai, J.M. Sweeten, Texas A&M University, US
- Thermochemical Water Splitting
M. Willert-Porada, T. Gerdes, J. Thiessen, University of Bayreuth, DE
- Improvement of Hydrogen Production by Immobilized Rhodopseudomonas palustris CGA009 Using Reverse Micelles as Microreactor
A. Singh, K. Misra, Rice University, US
- A review: Comprehensive comparison of corn-based and cellulosic-based ethanol as biofuel sources
F. Hoover, J. Abraham, University of St. Thomas, US
- Natural Solutions to Energy Sustainability through Common Botanical Application
P.G. Korth, President Sustainable Technology Systems, Inc., US
- Thermodynamic Performance and Carbon Emissions from the Simultaneous Production of Cooling, Heating and Electrical Power from a Single Biofuel
J.A.R. Parise, F.C. Pruzaesky, G.F. Dorregaray, J.V.C. Vargas, Pontiícia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, BR
- Operating Conditions of Binary Mixtures of Biomass Wastes in Spouted Bed Contactors for Using Energy
M.J. San José, S. Alvarez, L.B. López, I. Garcia, Universidad del Pais Vasco, ES
- Renewable Energy Strategies for non-RPS States
B. Hill, S. Fleming, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
- Innovation tools in the Industrial Biotechnology
L. Goenka, Dolcera, IN
- Natural Solutions to Energy Sustainability through Common Botanical Application
P.G. Korth, Water Assurance Technology Energy Resources, US
- Strategic Guidance Tool for Evaluation of Biomass Technologies
V.M. Sharma, Ingenious Inc, US
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Renewables: Wind, Geothermal, HydroExpo Hall
- Design and Analysis of a Small-Scale Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine
J.P. Abraha, G. Mowry, R. Erickson, University of St. Thomas, US
- New Technique for Identifying Optimal Generating Units Parameters
S.F. Abdel Samed, Helwan University, EG
- Hydroelectric Technologies and Geographical Prospects in Louisiana
R. Langlois, I. Leevongwat, P. Rastgoufard, University of New Orleans, US
- A Study of Water Generated Electric Turbines
J. Sutton, JC Oil and Gas Consultants, LLC, US
- The Business Of Geothemal Power: From Conventional To Unconventional…‘Sedimentary Basins’
R.J. Erdlac Jr., Erdlac Energy Consulting, US
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3:00 Solar: High Efficiency PV - 2: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Suraj Rawal, Lockheed Martin, US
3:00 High Efficiency and Flexible Nanowire Photovoltaics
J. Czaban, P.K. Mohseni, A. Chia, J. Boulanger, Z. Peng, R.R. LaPierre, McMaster University, CA
3:15 Novel 3-D Nanostructure Arrays for Energy Conversion
R. Wind, D. Routkevitch, Synkera Technologies Inc., US
S.H. Zaidi, K. Khan, Gratings, Inc, US
3:45 Materials Science and Device Architecture for Novel Ferroelectric/Nanostructure-based High-Efficiency Photovoltaic Device
O. Auciello, L.E. Ocola, S. Hong, A. Petford-Long, S. Nakhamanson, Argonne National Laboratory, US
4:00 A low cost roll-to-roll amorphous silicon solar cell manufacturing system using a novel hollow cathode plasma deposition technique
B. Boardman, T. Casserly, D. Upadhyaya, Sub-One Technology, US
4:15 High Efficiency Nanoparticle based Solar Cells : Nanomanufacturing Done Right!
B. Das, R. Chakraborty, Shivam Nanotech LLC, US
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5:00 TechConnect Venture: SolarRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Bill Byun, Samsung, US
5:00 Prism Solar Technologies, Inc.
J. Barry, Prism Solar Technologies, Inc., US
5:10 Cool Energy, Inc.
S. Weaver, Cool Energy, Inc., US
5:20 Vanguard Solar, Inc.
J. Palmer, Vanguard Solar, Inc., US
5:30 (CANCELED) AA Solar Products LLC
J. Kozicki, AA Solar Products LLC, US
5:40 Matter, Inc.
A. Defries, Matter, Inc., US
5:50 Ignite Solar
P. Mathey, Ignite Solar, US
6:00 Harpiris Energy
E. Lee, Harpiris Energy, US
6:10 Redwood Renewables
T. Faust, Redwood Renewables, US
B. Padmakumar, NETCRYSTAL, US
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