2014 Green Lecture Series presents: Solar Powering Michigan

2014 Green Lecture Series presents:
Solar Powering Michigan

By Abhilash Kantamneni, PhD student, MTU Dept. of Computer Science

Date & Time: Thursday, Oct. 30, 7:00-8:30 pm

Location: G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building, Michigan Tech
Cost: FREE Enjoy coffee, tea & refreshments before

About the Lecture:
Many local markets in Michigan present significant opportunities for solar photovoltaic development due to high electricity rates. The presentation will cover the basics of going solar on your own property, and the future of solar in the regional energy mix.

About Abhilash Kantamneni (‘AH-bee-LAA-sh CAN-tum-NAY-ni’)
Abhilash Kantamneni (Abhi) has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Anna University, India, a Master’s Degree in Physics from Michigan Tech and is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at Michigan Tech. While his research focuses on Artificial Intelligence in the design of smart power systems of the future, his work with solar energy has achieved widespread acclaim across the state and the country. This includes talks at Solar Powering Michigan, Michigan Interpower Faith and Light and Superior Watershed Partnership conferences, and articles by Michigan Land Use Institute, Clean Power Now Michigan, and Midwest Energy News. His free online ‘Solar Calculator’ is used by hundreds of Michigan residents to estimate the value of going solar. Abhi is currently developing curriculum to prepare returning veterans for the growing American renewable energy job market.”

Cosponsored by:
Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Keweenaw Land Trust