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Published on January 9th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Join Ford, Honda, CleanTechnica, & Others For #SolarChat On Solar Power & Electric Vehicles

January 9th, 2014 by  


solar vs EVs awarenessIn case you’re not familiar with it, #SolarChat is a pretty huge Twitter event. #SolarChat events regularly rank at the top of National Twitter Trends the day that they take place. The last #SolarChat, which was about American corporate solar champions and the business case for solar, even trended higher than the Pope. The organizers/hosts of these #SolarChats come up with several questions for panelists and participants before the event, focused around a particular solar topic each time. They also round up the panelists. During the one-hour event, one of the co-hosts rolls out each question and then lets everyone respond to it, and then to each other. It’s a very informative huddling of minds that brings in some of the top cleantech thinkers, movers, & shakers.

I’ve been a panelist on one of the #SolarChat events, and I have participated in a couple others. In the upcoming #SolarChat on January 29, I’m actually a co-host, along with the original organizers and regular co-hosts, Raina Russo of SolarChat and Glenna Wiseman of Identity 3. Together, we’ve pulled in the following panelists:

–> Mike Tinskey (tweeting from @Ford) — Ford’s Global Director of Vehicle Electrification and Vehicle Infrastructure. (Interestingly, Ford serendipitously unveiled its Ford C-Max Solar Energi concept car just before this event.)

–> Ryan Harty (tweeting from @Honda) — Manager of Environmental Business Development at American Honda Motor Company (heads up Honda’s solar power programs).

–> Paul Scott (tweeting from @pluginamerica) — Founding member of Plug In America, former President of the Electric Vehicle Association of Southern California, Nissan LEAF salesman for Nissan of Downtown Los Angeles, former solar PV salesman.

–> Michael Graham Richard (tweeting from @TreeHugger) — Editor at TreeHugger, a leading green news site.

–> The person typing this sentence.

Oh yeah, the focus of this #SolarChat is: “Solar & EVs: Intersection, Reality, Challenges & Promise.” You can register for it (free) at that link.

The idea for this #SolarChat came out of the previous one, which happened to be sponsored by GM and veered into the EV realm for a few minutes. We’ll surely be discussing CleanTechnica‘s recent findings from our reader poll about solar+EV owners, as well as other polls and studies. And there will be plenty of opinion-flinging (in a good way) and testimonials. I’m particularly interested in hearing more about Ford, Honda, and Nissan’s solar efforts from some of their solar+EV leaders.

So… get your tweeting fingers ready and register for this #SolarChat, which takes place on January 29 from 2:00pm–3:00pm ET.


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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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