Loma Prieta Community Foundation

Speaker Series: Jan 2020 Solar Seminar


Jan 2020


Solar Seminar

On Jan 25, 2020 LPCF hosted our inaugural lecture in a new seminar series where we invite guests to speak about topics important to our mountain community.  The topic was Solar, a timely topic as people have been wondering how to keep lights on during the PGE PSPS and outages.

The format was a presentation followed by Q&A with a panel including representatives from local installers and other subject matter experts.  Topics discussed included how to tell if your home is a good candidate for solar, factors that impact solar panel performance and reliability, current market trends, value of adding a battery storage system, troubleshooting tips for existing installations, and where to go for more information.   

The session was well attended with a full crowd of 50+ people; there was not a single empty seat left (you could say it was standing room crowd).

Speakers and panelists at the session were:

  • Tamir Lance – mechanical engineer; solar systems and solar module design
  • Hai-Yue Han – electrical engineer and battery expert
  • Alyssa Traube – Service Department Manager at Allterra Solar
  • Tamlyn McKenzie – solar system design and engineering at Alterra Solar
  • David Morgan – regional sales manager at Simply Solar

The slides from Tamir and Hai-Yue’s presentations can be downloaded at this link.

View from back of the room
All seats were taken

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