Why The Energy Sector Still Sees Solar as Alternative Energy

Outlook and Best Practices for a Growing DG Solar Market Panel at Renewable Energy World International, December 13, 2016. From left to right: Nancy McKereghan, Tangerine+; Erin Grossi, Center for Neighborhood Technology; Pamela Cargill, Chaolysti; Paula Mints, SPV Market Research; JW Postal, Clean Energy Collective; Matthias Heinze, TUV Rheinland; Front row, Travis Lowder, NREL (co-chair) Photo Credit: Leah Wilkinson, Wilkinson Associates

Outlook and Best Practices for a Growing DG Solar Market Panel at Renewable Energy World International, December 13, 2016. From left to right: Nancy McKereghan, Tangerine+; Erin Grossi, Center for Neighborhood Technology; Pamela Cargill, Chaolysti; Paula Mints, SPV Market Research; JW Postal, Clean Energy Collective; Matthias Heinze, TUV Rheinland; Front row, Travis Lowder, NREL (co-chair)

Photo Credit: Leah Wilkinson, Wilkinson Associates

Last week, I chaired a conference session at Renewable Energy World International, a co-located event at PowerGen Week, one of the largest conferences and trade shows serving the energy generation industries.

Despite our “braggowatts” we’re still alternative energy in the minds of many energy professionals in the oil & gas sectors. 

While a certain amount of cheerleading is important to help us coalesce as an industry, staying only in that bubble can often keep us from empathizing with how the traditional utility sector and existing operating energy industry sees us.

What can we do to solve bridge this gap?

Posted on December 22, 2016 and filed under eventwrapup.