Santa Clara University


Sustainable Energy Events

  •  SEMICON West 2012

    Programt Events: July 9-13, 2012
    Exhibits: July 10-12
    Location: Moscone Center, 747 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103

    SEMICON West attracts more than 30,000 professional attendees representing the leading global technology companies, including IDMs, foundaries, fables, contract packaging, and test houses, OEMs, materials manufacturers, component and sub-systems companies, and many others. Visitors come to see the latest products and technologies, meet with and learn from technologies and technical experts, and source solutions that enable them to advance their own product development and move their ideas and businesses forward.

    Register for a free exhibits pass until April 12th.

  •  The Smarter Grid-Engineering-The Path Forward: The IEEE Spectrum Online Emerging Technology Forum Series

    Date: Monday, April 23, 2012
    Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Location: Computer History Museum, Hahn Auditorium, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

    The leading software, database, and data processing companies - Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and SAP among them - are getting seriously interested in the business opportunities that the smart grid will bring. but what are those opportunities exactly, and what engineering challenges must be met to seize the day sucessfully? Specifically, how do power system data differ from travel, sales, or traffic data? What about storage and data security requirements? Are there processing problems that are essentially different from those encountered in other kinds of large, complex systems?

  •  The Rise of Women in Sustainability - New Living Expo

    Date: Friday, April 27, 2012
    Time: 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St., San Francisco, CA

    As the cornerstone of the new economy, sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship are giving women increased leadership opportunities. While women only hold 8% of general management positions in the U.S., they hold 39% of the leadership positions in sustainability fields. As a result, sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship are giving women increased opportunities to gain influence and affect social change. Some women are caring out high-level leadership positions within corporate companies, while others are developign their own start-ups to meed the demands of the marketplace.

    In this panel you will learn:

    • How women are gaining more equal ground with men through opportunities in sustainability leadership
    • Tips to encourage more environmental sustainability within corporate cultures
    • Today's common challenges for Corporate Social Responsibility


    Lynelle Cameron, Director of Sustainability, Autodesk
    Nikki Pava, Founder of Eco-Tuesday and Algeria Partners
    Karla Zens, Sustainability and Marketing Director, Capital Pacific
    Lisa Ann Pinkerton, Founder Women in CleanTech and Sustainability and Technica Communications

    This panel is part of the new living expo 2012.

    Please RSVP.

    **Bring in 4 cans of food to support S.F. Food Bank and get free admission for a day**

  •  The Drive for Electric Vehicles

    Date: Monday, April 30, 2012
    Time: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

    Speakers: Marc Tarpenning, Martin Eberhard

    The co-founders of Tesla Motors will give a talk on why they started the company, why the future of transportation is electric and what advances are on the horizon.

    RSVP by Thursday, April 26

  •  Markets for Wind Energy Development Webinar

    Date: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2012
    Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT

    This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. In 2011, Wind Powering america conducted regional studies that identified catalyzing demand for additional wind energy development as one of the key challenges to industry growth. this webinar will examine this challenge in-depth and provide presentations by industry experts on approaches that states and other interested parties can take to generate further demand for wind energy. Presentations from Lori Bird of NREL, Tom Wind of Wind Utility Consulting, and Kevin Schulte of Sustainable Energy Developments will be focused on approaches that states and others have taken to encourage wind energy development. The presentations will highlight the current state of state renewable energy portfolio standards and the production tax credit, as well as how certain wind development markets, such as community, and distributed wind are able to sustain sector growth independent of federal incentives.

    The webinar is free; no registration is required. Login information is provided.

  •  Webcast: Selecting and Evaluating Clean Energy Technologies for Federal Facilities

    Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012
    Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m. EDT

    The U.S. Department of Energy will present a live webcast titled Selecting and Evaluating New and Underused Energy Technologies.

    The session will benefit federal energy managers and other professionals interested in using an online tool called the Technology Department Matrix to select clean energy technologies to deploy at agency facilites. the tool is designed to help energy managers assess the potential benefits of a a wide  range of technologies, execute market-based deployment strategies, and develop performance metrics to validate project effectiveness and justify fu

  •  Webinar: Technology Update

    Date: April 18, 2012
    Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT

    This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. It will provide information about the technology improvements that are changing the wind landscape. The webinar is free; no registration is required.

  •  The 8th Berkeley Stanford Cleantech Conference

    April 12, 2012
    Stanford University

    As cleantech companies in developed economies navigate an uncertain policy and economic environment in their own countries, a huge opportunity is opening up for such companies to sell their products and develop projects in emerging markets. These markets are continuing to exhibit economic resilience and they face an urgent need to develop their energy infrastructure in a sustainable and affordable manner. The conference this year will bring together leading companies already operating in emerging economies, with those that are interested in exploring alternative routes to growth. The conference panels will explore design and technology issues in extending clean and affordable energy to low-income consumers in emerging and frontier markets. Panelists will discuss continuing barriers to developing cleantech projects and investing in emerging markets, including the trade disputes between China and the US. Additionally, the conference will bring into focus the efforts of large corporations and cleantech companies in developing robust and sustainable global supply chains.

  •  Screening and Discussion of "Beyond the Light Switch"

    Monday, March 12, 2012
    4:15-6:15 p.m.

    NVIDIA Auditorium
    Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
    Stanford University

    Free and open to all


    Ed Moore, Detroit Public Television
    David Biello, Scientific American
    Sally Benson, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
    Mark Zoback, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University

    Moderated by Paul Rogers, KQED News

    "Beyond the Light Switch" takes viewers on an enlightening and comprehensive journey into the inner workings of the electrical power infrastructure, from a first-of-its-kind coal plant in West Virginia to natural gas wells in Pennsylvania, from the inside of a nuclear reactor under constructin in Tennessee to wind farms in Oregon. The documentary, which was directed and co-written by Ed Moore, won a 2011 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, the highest honor in broadcast journalism. The two-hour show, of which an abbreviated version will be screened, illustrates how a new paradigm is rapidly evolving for electric power generation.

  •  Solar Panel Reliability and Testing

    March 14, 2012
    6:30 p.m.

    Palo Alto Research Center
    G.E. Pake Auditorium
    3333 Coyote Hill Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Admission is free; no registration required.


    Jenya Medbray of PV Evolution Labs
    Tem Ells of Westpak
    Larry Dunn of Atonometrics

    Moderated by Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media