As part of Intersolar Europe 2012, one of the leading business events of the solar industry, IEEE technical experts will be providing their expertise on a variety of topics driving the industry, including sustainable energy and smart grid. The event, themed "Connecting Solar Business" will be held 13-15 June in Munich, Germany.
IEEE will communicate its leadership role in renewable energy, ranging from standards development to publications, through a media briefing that will address:
• The challenges of the market
• The future of the industry
• Innovations in renewable energies
• Enabling success in the industry
Learn more about IEEE technical experts:
IEEE Senior Member Marko Delimar is an electrical engineer, educator and researcher. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Management. At present, Marko teaches at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, where he has been with the Department of Power Systems since 1997 and is exceptionally proud to have participated in the education of several thousand students. Marko has authored over 60 journal and conference papers and received multiple awards as a researcher, educator and volunteer. He is involved with several research projects, as well as industry and government contracted projects, including the development of a National Energy Strategy. His professional interests include electric power and energy systems, simulation and modelling, intelligent systems and engineering education. His research focus is currently on smart grid and integration of renewable energy sources.
A long time IEEE volunteer, Marko is currently serving as Director of IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and member of the IEEE Board of Directors. Within IEEE Future Directions, he is also currently chairing the Steering Committee of the IEEE Smart Grid World Forum.
IEEE Member Juris Kalej has been Chief Technology Officer at the utility-scale photovoltaics (PV) systems integrator American Capital Energy since 2006. A 35-year veteran of the PV industry, during his career he has held positions ranging from R&D to management for leading domestic and international companies in the industry. He worked (1976-2005) at one of first US entrants (Mobil Tyco, then Mobil Solar) in the PV industry which was acquired by SCHOTT Solar. He is a contributing author to over 100 scientific articles and a holder of 6 patents; member of national and international IEEE PV conference program and organizing committees, and of National Renewable Energy Laboratory Silicon Workshop program committee; and member of the U.S. Photovoltaic Roadmap Committee. He is founder and owner of two companies in the solar energy field: American Capital Energy; and American Solar Technologies, involved in developing new PV module products. Education: Brown University, Ph.D. in Physics; University of Minnesota, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering; Acadia University (Canada), B.Sc. in Physics (honors).
IEEE Member Karl Weber received his Ph.D. in 1983 from Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen and has spent the last 30 years working on open communication solutions at companies including Siemens AG, Beckhoff Automation and Fraunhofer IOSB INA. He is now scientific consultant at Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW) and the Principal Expert on Smart Grid at TÜV Süd, where he is involved in conformity testing and training and consulting in various applications of smart grid. He is also engaged in technical analysis of the grid and the roadmap for technical enhancements of smart grid, and serves as a technical expert for the German Parliament. His innovative projects in research and development have enabled the production of 20 international standards, with Karl serving as co-editor.
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