AEE Georgia

Battery Storage for Solar Energy: from maligned to industry darling

  • February 26, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 6110 Blue Stone Road., Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Registration

  • AEE Georgia Chapter Member
  • Rate for non-chapter members.

Sol Haroon is the Director for Training and Renewables Development for Pursuit Energy.  He also serves as a consulting instructor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sol will present on the current status of Battery Storage solutions for Solar PV energy generation.  Battery storage has evolved and is entering main stream renewable energy markets.  The thrust from electric cars has certainly helped.  And now there is a renewed fervor for electro-chemical and other forms of storage for filling in the renewable energy generation gap.  What does storage mean for us as energy managers?  How do you make sense of the storage landscape?  What are safety and standardization concerns?  What are some current solutions?  How will storage change the tapestry of energy generation and management?  Sol will address these questions and more during this presentation.

Sol is the Director for Training and Renewables Development for Pursuit Energy.  He also serves as a consulting instructor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As an electrical engineer, he specializes in photovoltaic systems and renewable power systems by serving clients throughout the greater Atlanta area and via training courses. He is a published certified PV installation professional by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and is also a long-standing member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He has worked for many years in the solar field including 3 years at Suniva, Inc, an American solar manufacturing firm, where he lead the system’s architecture team including the design and commissioning of multi-Megawatt systems. Sol has designed over 30 Megawatts of PV Systems throughout the United States. He was the co-designer/engineer for former President Jimmy Carter’s 1.3 MW system in south Georgia. As a consulting instructor in initially the electrical engineering department at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) he taught 27 graduate students as part of a Masters in Renewable Electrical Power. He continues to teach in the School of Architecture at GT with three courses reaching hundreds of students (both at the graduate level and via professional outreach). Currently, Sol is involved in research work at the School of Architecture at GT with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in next generation solar PV systems, with the Living Building Challenge, and with the Race to Zero net-zero competition.


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