The Town of Warwick will host a panel discussion Mon., Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick. The discussion will focus on the state of the solar industry in New York State, which is evolving to meet Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision goal of New Yorkers’ receiving 50% of their energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. Warwick is a SolSmart Gold designee.
Panelists will include Houtan Moaveni, who is currently serving a dual role as the Deputy Director of NY-Sun Initiative and NYS Distributed Generation Interconnection Ombudsman at the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). He is an accomplished energy and utilities professional with over 10 years of experience in solar energy systems design, analysis and operation. He has successfully managed multi-million dollar solar programs, supporting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), electric utilities, and state public utility commissioners. His work has resulted in his receiving several awards over the years.
Jeff Irish is the founder and President of Hudson Solar, a Rhinebeck, NY family-owned and award winning business serving upstate New York. Hudson Solar designs and installs solar systems for residential, commercial, agricultural, municipal, and non-profit organizations. Hudson Solar is a proud employer of military veterans. The company has installed over 1,600 solar systems for homeowners, more than 25 schools, including Vassar College and Excelsior College, government agencies such as the U.S. Army, and well-known corporate clients including Arnoff, Kiss My Face, Selux, Healey Dealerships, and Garelick Farms
Eric Will is the New York Area Manager for Geronimo Energy. Geronimo Energy is a leading independent North American renewable energy development company based in Minneapolis, MN. Geronimo provides renewable electric energy development solutions for utilities, Independent Power Producers (IPPs), corporations and public entities looking to harness renewable energy for business growth. With deep and comprehensive expertise in wind and solar energy development, Geronimo’s resume boasts over 1,600 megawatts of U.S. wind and solar energy projects that are either operational or under construction. Geronimo’s near term development pipeline has an aggregate nameplate capacity exceeding 2,000 megawatts of additional clean energy.
For more information call 986-1120, ext. 241 or visit www.townofwarwick.org.