1st Southeast solar summit
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Please join Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and other participating organizations in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, October 24-25, 2007, as we welcome the first Southeast Solar Summit to Tennessee.  Join leading researchers, scientists, engineers, architects, designers, and other renewable energy professionals from around the southeast at this exciting program.

Summit Venue

Oak Ridge, Tennessee is a progressive, sophisticated city situated in the valley between the Great Smoky Mountains and Cumberland Mountains. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, conference attendees are sure to enjoy views and wildlife that are truly unforgettable.

Who Should Attend

  • R&D managers
  • Policy advocates
  • Executives from industry, utilities, and the public sector
  • Educators and academic researchers
  • Economic development specialists
  • Community action agencies
  • Renewable systems designers
  • Builders, architects, and developers
  • Energy advocates
  • Legislators
  • Students
  • Community planners

Summit Structure

The summit consists of:

  • Invited high level plenary and keynote speakers
  • Oral presentations
  • Facilitated  discussions
  • Exhibition
  • Technical tours (Near-Zero Homes, Buffalo Mountain Wind Farm, Spallation Neutron Source)

Summit Program

The summit program will include sessions on the following topics:

  • Technology
  • Solar systems
  • Markets


Space is available for an exhibition of solar hardware, R&D exhibits, and information kiosks. Exhibtion application.

No registration refunds will be processed after Oct. 1.

Sponsored by:



Melissa Voss Lapsa, Manager
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008 , MS-6054
Oak Ridge, TN, USA 37831
Phone: +1-865-576-8620
Fax: +1-865-576-0279

Gil Melear-Hough
Tennessee Director of Renewable Programs
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
P.O. Box 1842
Knoxville, TN, USA 37901
Phone: +1-865-637-6055
Fax: +1-865-524-4479

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