May 26, 2011 – Marriott Santa Clara – Santa Clara, CA
Terry Drew, Director of Energy Efficiency & Sustainability CSA International
How to get ready for ENERGY STAR certification
Terry will provide an overview of the latest events at EPA effecting ENERGY STAR partners, overview the challenges faced by CSA with data submissions to EPA, and what is on the horizon for ENEGY STAR partners.
Chris Scruton, California Energy Commission
The Road to 2020: Living in a zero-net-energy house
The California Public Utilities Commission has an initiative by 2020 that all new residential buildings will be zero net energy. What are some of the issues about getting to ZNE? How has it been done before? What research is enabling the CPUC to reach this goal? Join us for answers and more featuring Chris Scruton from the California Energy Commission
Powering up an EV, Michael Worry, Nuvation Engineering
Michael Worry is a Canadian engineer that moved to Silicon Valley in 1997 to join the technology boom. A serial entrepreneur, Michael is CEO of Nuvation Engineering. Nuvation provides accelerated Electronic Product Design and Manufacturing services. They design and manufacture complex products integrating hardware, FPGAs, and software for customers worldwide.
Worry is also a founder of the start-up company, OptaMotive, a Silicon Valley startup that built the E.Rex to compete for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition to inspire a new generation of viable, super-efficient vehicles capable of achieving 100 MPGe (miles per gallon or its energy equivalent). With its electric vehicle, dubbed E.Rex, OptaMotive is striving to combine fun-to-drive performance (0-60 in less than 5 seconds) with energy efficiency of better than 200 MPGe.
Solar Panels - Basic understanding of the fundamental safety requirements.
Stephane Poutissou, Technical Advisor, CSA International
Stephane Poutissou is a CSA International Technical Advisor with responsibility for Photovoltaic equipment and Inverter. He has over 15 years of experience evaluating and testing products to national and international standards and is member of national and international standard committees for the development of PV and Inverter standards.
LEDs and Solid State Lighting Panel
Dave Norton, TDK Lambda: Cost trade offs for AC-DC LED drivers (power supplies). Isolated versus non isolated and the use and lifetimes of electrolytic capacitors inside of the units.
Matt Williams, TE Circuit Protection: The EMerge Alliance looks to boost adoption of LED fixtures through Low-Voltage DC Standards adopted through agencies like UL, CSA and IEC. The challenge was to reduce the delivery of AC/DC conversions between the power sources and end applications like LED lighting fixtures in a DC Microgrid architecture for buildings.
Serge Bierhuizen, Philips Lumileds: Freedom from white light LED binning
Steve Ohr, Gartner Research: Business trends in LED drivers