Solar Austin Happy Hour: Solar Technology Advancements Beyond the Panel – Energy Storage, April 17th

The renewable energy sector has been hard at work trying to solve the problem storing energy that is produced by variable methods such as solar, advancing battery technology to provide better options than the short lived disposable batteries with which we grew up.
On April 17th, we’ll hear from leaders in the field of energy storage development.  They represent three cutting edge Austin companies that are moving energy storage technology forward with their work.

Amanda (Stevenson) BrownAmanda Brown

Amanda is the Vice President of Policy & Regulatory Affairs at Xtreme Power.  She will speak about utility scale storage.
With 8.2 MW of solar variability being managed with high tech energy storage systems in the US, Xtreme Power is demonstrating that managing large scale solar utility projects is absolutely possible.

Marc KohlerMarc Kohler

Mark is the Director of Product Management at ActaCell.  He will focus on energy density and phone and EV type storage.
ActaCell is developing the next generation of Lithium Ion battery technology.  Their Power Cell reduces weight, volume and cost by 33%, while increasing energy density by 33%, and the size of the cell can be tailored for different applications from EVs to grid stabilization.

Paul MalonePaul Malone

Paul is the Director of Sales and Marketing Communications at Valence Technologies.  He will speak about large format rechargeable batteries.

Valence Technologies has developed the first commercially available large format family of lithium iron magnesium phosphate (LiFeMgPO4) rechargeable batteries for EV’s, marine applications, emergency and back-up power, and micro-grids.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)
Where: Chapel Stage at Spider House, 2908 Fruth St., Austin, TX 78705