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Alternative Energy Panel Discussion


Wednesday, November 5, 2008
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Chair: John Olenick, ENrG Incorporated

Alternative Energy and Distributed Energy Generation systems are under development and in demonstration throughout the world.  The energy markets and the need for increased energy is rapidly expanding throughout the United States and the world.  The Department of Energy has forecast the need for an additional 66 percent increase in energy usage just in the US by 2030.  While some of this newly required energy will come from large power plants, a lot will be from fuel cells, wind and water power, solar, geothermal, and increases in electrical efficiency of our current systems.

The hydrogen economy will unfold throughout the rest of our lifetimes.  This panel will address the need for energy, hot markets and what is not, and where microelectronics already is involved and where the role must be expanded.


Richard W. Smith
Maine Hydrogen Association
Focus Areas:  Hydrogen, Wind Power

Weiming Zhang
Photovoltaics R&D Manager - Worldwide Thick Film R&D Manager
US Heraeus Inc., Thick Film Materials Division
Focus Areas:  Solar, PV

Jeff Bentley
CellTech Power, Inc.
Focus Areas:  Fuel Cells and Clean Coal Technology

Don Prohaska
Focus Areas:  Fuel Cells, Electric Vehicles, Wind Power

Dan Connors
GenCell Corporation
Connecticut Hydrogen and Fuel
Cell Coalition
Focus Areas:  Fuel Cells, Stack Components, Balance of Plant Components



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