3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304

Solar power is often offered as one of the most promising forms of renewable energy. So how come OptiSolar, a local solar panel manufacturer has been laying off staff and selling its project portfolio, valued at hundreds of millions of dollars, as it has been unable to raise further financing? With advances in thin film and flexible, printable plastic solar cells, how effective can solar power be and how close is the solar power industry to being able to deliver on the promise of the technology? And what do the Renewable Energy Financing Incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 mean for early stage solar companies?

For answers to these questions and more, come hear our distinguished panel and explore these and other topics on the future for solar power.

* Adam Browning, Executive Director, The Vote Solar Initiative
* Dr. Paul Basore, Managing Director, REC Technology US Inc.
* Representative - First Solar
* Corporate Investor/VC

* Elias Blawie, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

6:00 - 7:00 pm Registration & Networking
7:00 - 8:15 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:15 - 8:30 pm Additional networking

Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.

$20 Members, $49 Non-Members, $59 at the door or for registrations after April 15th.

Official Website: http://www.gaba-network.org

Added by FullCalendar on April 3, 2009