Date(s) - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
Solar PV is a proven technology, first discovered in the 1830’s and used to power satellites in 1950s. Panel prices have fallen significantly in the past few years leading to greater adoption. What is really changing this industry is policy and financing that make the switch to renewable clean energy easy and financially attractive. Come hear about two new programs can benefit Sonoma County’s Ag industry and Non-Profits.
Our speaker today will be Jeannie Alderson from Gaia Energy Systems. Jeannie Alderson learned the value of hard work and the importance of sustaining the earth while growing up on a farm in Central California. After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she briefly worked as a landscape designer before moving to Michigan to take advantage of the growing Information Technology industry. Jeannie wore many hats while working for HP; programmer, technical trainer, project manager, business developer, and account manager. Throughout her career, Jeannie continually supported her local community through non-profit endeavors. She was a Loaned Executive for a United Way campaign, co-chaired a Habitat for Humanity build, and co-created and developed an all-volunteer community service organization called Women Out Working. In 2009, Jeannie wanted to pursue a path that would combine her interests in leadership, service, and business, while impacting the triple bottom line; profit, people, and planet. Jeannie got a Masters from the University of Denver in Environmental Policy and Management, with a concentration in Alternative Energy and Sustainability. After way too many brutal Michigan winters, Jeannie has now moved back to Sonoma County to take advantage of the sun; to power our buildings, fuel our cars, and extend her golf season! Jeannie is applying her educational background, business development and leadership skills, and government contract experience to increase the adoption of solar energy in Northern California.