June 15 Event Provides Day of Latest Insight on Solar Industry

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association will kick off an exciting day of presentations and panel discussions on solar energy development in Georgia, the Southeast and the nation on June 15, 2012, at the GTRI Conference Center, 250 14th Street, Atlanta.


The Georgia Solar Energy Association hosts this annual summit. In addition to Resch, the 2012 agenda will feature many other nationally recognized solar experts as the industry buzz about Georgia’s potential for solar development continues to grow.

Rhone Resch has been working in the clean energy sector for more than 20 years. He will bring keen insight on evolving federal policies as well as innovations around the U.S.  Resch holds an MPA from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, a master’s in Environmental Engineering from SUNY Syracuse and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. He served as a program manager at the EPA’s Climate Protection Division during the Clinton Administration.

Attendees at this year’s Southern Solar Summit also will hear about the latest developments in the U.S. military’s leadership on solar deployment from Col. Dan Nolan, U.S. Army (Ret.), founding principal of the military “Green Hawks” and featured energy expert in the documentary “Carbon Nation.” A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Col. Nolan holds a master’s degree in strategic planning from the U.S. Naval War College and was a principal advisor to General Tommy Franks at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla.

Other panelists at the Southern Solar Summit will include SunPower’s Jim Torpey, Steve Leffin of UPS, Enfinity’s Rafael Dobrzynski and Colin Murchie of SolarCity. The day will also include lunch and cocktail-hour networking opportunities. Panels will focus on solar projects nearby and elsewhere - and provide the latest information on available financial tools.

Last year’s summit sold out. Early Bird registration prices are available. For registration information on the 2012 Solar Summit, visit www.gasolar.org or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..