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Economic Development

Global Solar Summit

The inaugural Global Solar Summit was held October 31-November 1 in Henderson, Nevada.  The event was held in recognition of the tremendous growth of utility-scaled solar projects in our region and the outstanding business opportunities that they present to so many companies.

The Summit brought together four (4) very important partners in the Solar Development Industry: major developers with existing and proposed projects, world leading solar panel manufacturers, regional electric utilities, and a diverse group of sub-supplier companies. Below you will find the presentations that were given during the Global Solar Summit.

Global Solar Summit Presentations

Day 1
World's Leading Solar
Jonathan Pickering, President
JA Solar, USA/China
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Nick Bullinger, Chief Operating Officer
OCI Solar Power, USA/Korea
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Kyle Kem, Vice President and General Manager
Toshiba International, USA/Japan
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Regional Utilities Perspective Bobby J. Hollis II, Renewable Energy
NV Energy
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William (Bill) V. Walsh, Contract Origination
Renewable and Alternative Power Department
Southern California Edison
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Tom Husted, Chief Executive Officer
Valley Electric Association
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Amonix's Expansion to
Southern Nevada
Senator Reid's Welcome Video
Brian Robertson, Chief Executive Officer
Amonix, USA
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Amonix's Expansion to Southern Nevada Video
Regional Market Opportunities Linda Bullen, Shareholder
Lionel, Sawyer & Collins
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Eileen Christensen, President
BEC Environmental/Nye County
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Vicki Mayes, City Manager
City of Boulder City, Nevada
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Day 2
Global Leaders in
Solar Panel Manufacturing
Michael Hatfield, Director of Development
First Solar, USA
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Southwest Solar
Joe Desmond, Senior Vice President
BrightSource Energy
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Joe Rowley, Vice President- Project Development
Sempra Generation
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Andrew Wang, Director- Development
SolarReserve, USA
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e-Village: Nevada
Manufacturing and
Job Creation
Shane G. Shaw, Chief Executive Officer
Green Asset Management/e-Village
John Skibinski, Vice President Market Development
American Electric Technologies, Inc.
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Nevada's Incentives for
Solar Development
Tom Piechota, Ph.D, AVP-Interdisciplinary Research
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Chris Zunis, Vice President- Economic Development
Nevada Development Authority
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