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Recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, historic-sized forest fires out west, floods and heat waves are dramatic wake-up calls about our changing climate. They also dramatize the need for a more resilient, distributed energy system that doesn’t rely on a centralized grid.
Join us on October 12 to hear from Scott Sklar, a renowned expert on distributed renewable energy and energy efficiency. Mr. Sklar will quickly survey some trends, local government actions, and applications that are riding this new wave of distributed, renewable and energy efficiency solutions.
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Dinner Cost: Members – $39 Non-Members – $49
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About the speaker:
Scott Sklar is President of The Stella Group, Ltd. a strategic policy and clean technology optimization firm facilitating clean distributed energy utilization which includes advanced batteries and controls, energy efficiency, fuel cells, geoexchange, heat engines, minigeneration (propane/natural gas), microhydropower (and freeflow, tidal, wave), modular biomass, photovoltaics, small wind, and solar thermal (including daylighting, water heating, industrial preheat, building air-‐conditioning, and electric power generation). The Stella Group, Ltd. is one of the very few companies that blends distributed energy & efficiency technologies and energy storage, aggregates financing (including leasing), with a focus on system standardization. Sklar founded the company in 1995 and joined it full time as its President in 2000.
Previously, Sklar served for 15 years simultaneously running two Washington, DC-‐based trade associations, as Executive Director of both the Solar Energy Industries Association and the National BioEnergy Industries Association. Before his move to SEIA and NBIA, he was Political Director of The Solar Lobby, a renewable energy advocacy organization founded by the nine major national environmental organizations.
Sklar serves on Boards of Directors of national nonprofits including, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (climate change) and The Solar Foundation, and Chairs the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Energy Coalition (national efficiency and renewable energy think tanks, industry associations, and advocacy groups). Scott Sklar lives in a solar home in Arlington, Virginia with solar water heating, geothermal heating & cooling, and photovoltaics/battery system. He has a unique PV system on the roof of his Washington, DC office overlooking Lafayette Park in front of The White House, and a zero energy VA office building with PV roofing shingles, small wind turbine, and a hydrogen fuel cell.
Sklar is an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University teaching two unique interdisciplinary courses on sustainable energy, and an Affiliated Professor with CATIE, an international graduate university located in Costa Rica focused on sustainability for Latin America.