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BUILDING THE LARGEST SOLAR SMART ARRAY IN NORTH AMERICA: Behind the Scenes of a 2.2 MW Solar Power Plant

Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:00am - 10:45am EDT  
Host: Definitive Solar Institute
By: Troy Dalbey, Managing Director, North America, Upsolar; Brad Sherman, Technical Sales - Eastern Region, Solectria Renewables ; Paul Grana, Director, Product Management, Tigo Energy; and Kale Inoue, Chief Financial Officer, Talmage Solar Engineering

Go behind the scenes of the development and construction of the recently commissioned 2.2 MW solar power plant constructed by Talmage Solar Engineering, Inc. in Sharon, Vermont. This is the largest solar "smart array" in North America, and was featured prominently in the industry press and at SPI 2012.

The system combines Upsolar modules backed by Upsolar's reinforced warranty Tigo Energy's PV solar power optimizers and digital monitoring, and Solectria Renewables inverters, to feed optimized renewable energy directly into the local grid. Project developer Talmage Engineering's CFO Kale Inoue will review the project's history and will lead a panel discussion with and Upsolar's Troy Dalbey, Tigo's Paul Grana, and Solectria's Brad Sherman .

The panel will review the challenges faced in developing the project and the technical advances that allow the system to perform at a lower cost per kilowatt hour than a traditional array. You will learn what it takes to get a project of this size from concept to electricity production, hear from vendors of key system components about their design, and see how everything is performing since commissioning in July 2012.

Although the target audience is solar professionals working in the 25kW-25MW system range, all are welcome to attend, and the webinar is free.

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Presenters

Troy Dalbey
Troy Dalbey

Managing Director, North America, Upsolar
PANEL MEMBER

Troy Dalbey has an extensive background in sales and marketing leadership. Prior to joining Upsolar, Dalbey worked on project development and sales at American Solar Electric and also served as the Director of Sales & Marketing for software leasing company Third Pillar Systems. Before his work in sales, Dalbey was a professional swimmer and holds two Olympic gold medals. Dalbey joined Upsolar in 2009 as a National Sales Manager and now serves as the Managing Director for the U.S. office. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona.


Brad Sherman
Brad Sherman

Technical Sales - Eastern Region, Solectria Renewables

PANEL MEMBER

Brad Sherman is an essential part of the Solectria Renewables sales team.  Solectria Corporation was originally founded in 1989 as an electric vehicle company and in 2005 Solectria Renewables emerged to solely focus on the development of grid-tied photovoltaic inverters.   Sherman comes from Andover, Massachusetts and holds a BA in Political Science from Bates College.  Shortly after graduating from Bates in 2008, Sherman joined Solectria Renewables as the company's first Sales Associate and now he serves as the Technical Sales Manager for the Northeast region.


Paul Grana
Paul Grana

Director, Product Management, Tigo Energy

PANEL MEMBER

Paul Grana is the Director of Product Management for Tigo Energy. In this role, he is responsible for hardware and software product management, as well as data analytics.  He previously worked in module manufacturing at Abound Solar, and also spent five years in management consulting.  Paul holds an SB in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Kale Inoue
Kale Inoue

Chief Financial Officer, Talmage Solar Engineering

MODERATOR

Kale Inoue is Chief Financial Officer of Talmage Solar Engineering. Since 1975, Talmage has had direct experience with all types of solar systems and equipment; this gives them the knowledge they need to ensure years of trouble-free service for their customers.


Sponsors

  • Tigo Energy
  • Upsolar

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