[SPN-Discussion] GreenHomeNYC - May Forum - Resilient Solar

Gregory Thomas gregory at greenhomenyc.org
Thu May 10 13:48:26 PDT 2018

As the solar energy industry continues its breakneck growth, more questions
arise around how we can use this intermittent source of energy and still
have reliably consistent power. This issue becomes even more critical in an
era of more frequent and catastrophic climate events that can and have
taken down the electrical grid.

In 2018, we are seeing the rise of Resilient Solar: the pairing of solar
energy systems with complementary technologies to provide stable,
continuous power to buildings and communities even when the electrical grid
is down as we experienced in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and
Hurricane Maria, among other events in recent years. We’re talking about
energy storage technologies, community solar, on-site generation,
microgrids, cogeneration (combined heat & power) and more.

As startups, developers, tech companies, governments, utilities, and
community groups dedicate themselves to creating new solutions towards
building a resilient energy infrastructure, we invite you to join the
conversation on May 16th at GreenHomeNYC’s May forum hosted by Urban Future
Lab, to meet experts, ask questions, and learn about what’s happening here
in NYC and beyond.

*Date*: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
*Time*: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
*Place*: Urban Future Lab, 15 MetroTech Ctr, 19th Floor, Brooklyn, NY

*Register here! <https://greenhomenyc-may2018.eventbrite.com>*

We highly encourage attendees to register in advance, as fees increase at
the door. If registering at the door, credit/debit card is strongly

Speakers for this event will include:

*Travis Tench <https://www.linkedin.com/in/travis-tench-736184145>,
Director of Outreach at PowerMarket*


Travis manages outreach, partnerships, and education initiatives to support
community solar projects on the PowerMarket. His background is in education
and non-profit management, having co-founded the environmental non-profit
EcoStation:NY, where he developed and oversaw programs at Bushwick Farmers
Market and Bushwick Campus Farm. He joined PowerMarket in 2017 after
studying renewable energy at NYU. He’s also a musician and author of the
critically-acclaimed 101 Ocelot Jokes, The Book.

*Daniella Leifer <https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniella-leifer-65b80511/>,
NY DG Ombudsman at Sustainable CUNY*


Daniella is the project manager of the Sustainable CUNY Smart DG Hub, which
is leading efforts to streamline costs and reduce barriers to market growth
of energy storage in NYC and to leverage results outside of NYC through the
development of tools, planning resources, and educational materials. Prior
to joining the Smart DG Hub, Daniella was a project manager for energy
efficiency workforce training programs. Daniella holds a Bachelor’s degree
in Environmental Studies from Cornell University and an MBA from the CUNY
Baruch-Zicklin School of Business.

*Jamin Bennett <https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamin-bennett-9a3bb727/>,
Director of On-Site Generation at Bright Power*


Jamin leads Bright Power
On-site Generation team and has extensive experience in safe and efficient
solar, hydrogen gas, cogeneration, and cryogenic fluid projects. Since he
started at Bright Power in 2016, he has worked on Arverne View, Archer
Green, Ocean Bay, and Via Verde – all projects that have received wide
acclaim and notoriety for their innovative design and commitment to
resiliency. He has been instrumental in the creation and installation of
our Resilient Power Hub
an on-site generation solution that integrates solar energy, cogeneration,
and battery storage technologies to provide resilient power that pays for
itself over time. Jamin was the lead feasibility consultant for onsite
generation technologies, including solar PV, energy storage systems, and
combined heat and power systems, for 25+ multi-family buildings in New York
City before moving into his current Director role.

About our venue:

The Urban Future Lab <http://ufl.nyc/> (UFL) is New York City’s hub for
smart cities, clean energy, and smart grid technology.

Our programs include ACRE, a business incubation program for pre-seed to
series A startups; PowerBridgeNY, a proof-of-concept center commercializing
research from local universities; and Clean Start, an advanced diploma
program from NYU for professionals transitioning into the cleantech sector.
The UFL is part of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and is located in
downtown Brooklyn.

Gregory Thomas <http://www.linkedin.com/in/gregorynathanielthomas> |
Monthly Forums Planning Committee | GreenHomeNYC | gregory at greenhomenyc.org
<gregory at GreenHomeNYC.org>

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