Applied Materials Discusses Solar Energy on Summer Solstice


Applied Materials will be hosting a series of online conversation via Twitter on various aspects of solar energy June 21 – 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT each day.

These one-hour conversations, will kick off the first day of summer - Summer Solstice - by featuring a different expert each day to discuss various topics including solar energy legislation, utility scale solar, the solar industry in China and the benefits of solar installations, to name a few. Below is a detailed agenda of each day’s topic and expert.

If you are interested in tuning in to the sessions, follow @Applied_Blog and join the conversation by tagging your tweets #SummerSun.


Monday, June 21

Mike Dabbs, Director, Government Affairs

Topic: Comprehensive Climate & Energy Legislation. Mike will discuss how the current regulatory environment in the US is impacting comprehensive climate & energy legislation.


Tuesday, June 22

Dr. Charlie Gay, President, Applied Solar

Topic: The history and future of solar. Charlie will discuss the progress made in the solar industry, the current state of technology and the future of photovoltaics.


Wednesday, June 23

Bruce Klafter, Managing Director, EH&S, Corporate Sustainability

Topic: Benefits of Solar Installations. Bruce will discuss solar installations and how they fit into our overall sustainability strategy, giving real life examples and information on Applied’s solar facilities around the world.


Thursday, June 24

Rob DeLine, Managing Director, Solar Marketing

Topic: Utility scale solar. Rob will discuss the positive economic impact of utility scale solar and its potential to create jobs and manufacturing ecosystems in communities across the world.


Friday, June 25 

Chris Brown, China Energy Consultant 

Topic: The solar industry in China. Chris will provide his thoughts on the future of solar in China.