Invitation | The Future of Solar Energy and the Role of American Leadership | March 20, 3:45 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
3:45 p.m.RSVP-BUTTON-150x60

Opening remarks by:

David Livingston
Deputy Director for Climate & Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

A conversation with:

Dr. Varun Sivaram
Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology
Council on Foreign Relations

Jigar Shah
Co-founder and President
Generate Capital, Inc.

Moderated by:

Ellen Scholl
Deputy Director, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a lively conversation on the future of solar energy and the role of American leadership.

Solar energy is at an inflection point. It is both the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, but also faces a number of growing challenges, from the resurgence of trade protectionism to the complexities of grid-integration around the world. Some believe that a dominant future for solar energy is right around the corner, while others argue that solar’s promise will only be fully harvested by future innovations, in the same way that shale production techniques have up-ended the oil and gas sector. Please join the Atlantic Council for a wide-ranging conversation on the future of solar and the role of American leadership and innovation, featuring Jigar Shah, one of the world’s most famous solar entrepreneurs, and Varun Sivaram, whose new book Taming the Sun questions much of the conventional wisdom around solar’s future.

Join us on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005) for what promises to be a fascinating discussion.  A networking reception will follow the event. Click here to RSVP