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Established in 2002, the Georgia Solar Energy Association represents more than 300 individuals, businesses and organizations across the state of Georgia promoting the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy through consumer education, advocacy, public policy and industry support. A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, GA Solar is governed by a board of directors and is the Georgia state chapter of the American Solar Energy Society.


The Georgia Solar Energy Association leads the statewide effort to promote the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy through education, advocacy and industry support. Our members are working together to make Georgia a leader in sustainable energy and green job growth.

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Thu Dec 22 2011 at 01:00 pm EDT
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Join us for The Georgia Solar Energy Association's annual event, where we take a look back at the successes of 2011 and celebrate the promising future for solar jobs in Georgia. Find out who are this year's top advocates as we present the Solar Awards.
Join utilities and policy experts from around the country as we present a full day of panel discussions and presentations on solar renewables. With the theme, "Solar Works in Georgia" GSEA will layout the road map for success in Georgia.
Renewable energy is often intermittent and unreliable, but with the right storage technology, it can become a substitute for baseline power. As funds flow into solar and wind power, and governments around the world make progressively more optimistic commitments to the percentage of national power they will generate from alternative renewable energy, energy storage remains the key to success. Former barriers to the advancement of energy storage technology have dissolved and significant headway has been made. Georgia Solar Energy Association is pleased to present a panel of experts on the advancements in battery and nanotechnology sciences that are making real solar growth a reality.
Scott Sklar is President of The Stella Group, Ltd. a strategic marketing and policy firm advancing the utilization of clean, distributed energy applications. He founded The Stella Group after 15 years running simultaneously the Solar Energy Industries Association and the National BioEnergy Industries Association. For two years prior, he was Political Director of the Solar Lobby formed by the national environmental groups, following 3 years at the National Center for Appropriate Technology in Washington DC. Scott served for nine years as an energy and military aide to Senator Jacob K Javits (NY) and was co-founder of the Congressional Solar Coalition - the group that drove the early 1970's legislation for renewables. Scott Sklar, lives in a solar home in Arlington, Virginia and his coauthored book The Forbidden Fuel: A History of Alcohol Fuels was published in 1985 and has been updated and republished in 2010 by University of Nebraska Press. His other coauthored book, A Consumer Guide to Solar Energy, was just re-released for its third printing. Sklar has solar, wind and a fuel cell on his VA office building and a unique PV system atop his Washington office building. . On November 4, 2010 Secretary Locke approved Sklar’s appointment to the Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC).
The growth of solar in Georgia has taken on new urgency as our state laeders have come to recognize the economic benefits of low-cost renewables and the job-engine they feed. Most impacted by these changes is the 4th largest utility company in the US, Georgia Power Company. Hear from GPC leaders at our November meeting