August 12th, 2008
5:00PM -9:00PM

500 E. Middlefield Rd.
Mountain View, CA

5:00PM-6:00PM Poster Session / Buffet Dinner / Networking
6:00PM-7:00PM Company Presentations
7:00PM-7:30PM Break / Poster Session / Networking
7:30PM-8:30PM Panel Discussion

Title: "The latest in Solar Technologies: Adoption Trends & Implications on Investment Opportunities"

8:30PM-9:00PM Poster Session / Networking
Moderator :
Charles Cooper
Executive Editor, CNET
Charlie Cooper is an executive editor and columnist with CNET, an award-winning technology news site. Cooper produces's daily podcast and also runs the Commentary and Newsmaker sections. He was the 2002 winner of the Excellence in Journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists for Northern California. He previously worked at ZDNet, PC Week, Computer Shopper and Computer & Software News. Cooper also worked as a sports reporter for the Associated Press. He has a Masters Degree in Political Science from Columbia University.


Tom Baruch
Founder and Managing Director, CMEA Ventures

Mr. Baruch founded CMEA Ventures in 1989 as an affiliated fund of New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and was one of the original investors in Aclara BioSciences (which merged with Virologic – NASDAQ: VLGC), Flextronics (FLEX), Netro (NTRO), Silicon Spice (acquired by BRCM), and Symyx Technologies (SMMX). He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alien Technology and Codexis, Inc., and also serves on the boards of ChemConnect, E-Markets, Entropic Communications, Foveon, Intermolecular, NewPath Ventures, Physiometrix, Raven, RF Magic, Symwave, Symyx, and Virologic. Tom's investment interests include the semiconductor, wireless and life sciences industries. Before starting CMEA, Tom was a founder and CEO of Microwave Technology, Inc. Just prior to that, he managed a dedicated venture fund at Exxon, and was President of the Exxon Materials Division. Earlier in his career, Tom worked as a patent attorney. Mr. Baruch holds an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University. Tom is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Barry Cinnamon
Founder and CEO, Akeena Solar
Barry Cinnamon, founder and CEO of Akeena Solar, is a widely recognized expert and long-time advocate of solar power. He began his career in solar energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the late 1970s and early 1980s, he designed and installed active solar, passive solar and ground coupled heat pump systems. He served as CEO of Software Publishing Corporation, and founded Allegro New Media. Mr. Cinnamon earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA degree in Marketing from Wharton. He is a NABCEP Certified Solar Installer, a licensed California C-46 Solar Contractor, an active member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the national Solar Energy Industries Association and California Solar Energy Industry Association.


Josh Green
Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Josh Green joined MDV's investing team with a focus on Cleantech companies. Cleantech spans multiple, independent value chains ranging from solar to biofuels to clean coal. Josh applies his experience in a broad range of industries including semiconductors, biotechnology and networking to help Cleantech entrepreneurs define their markets and products. Josh has more than 25 years of experience working with companies from startup phase to large public company, and has helped many management teams focus their energy on building value for the enterprise and its stakeholders. Throughout his career he has guided entrepreneurs and helped to build some of the most successful emerging growth companies in Silicon Valley including the Internet (Yahoo!), biotechnology (Geron), medical devices (Target Therapeutics), telecommunication/networking (Cerent) and semiconductors (Xilinx). He has completed initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions that rank among the largest and most successful in Silicon Valley history. Together, these transactions total more than $10 billion dollars. His work was recognized when he was named to the Forbes Midas List.


Lyndon Rive
Founder & CEO, Solar City
Lyndon Rive is the chief executive officer of SolarCity, a single-source provider of solar power financing, installation and support. After co-founding the company in July 2006, Rive has grown SolarCity to become California's leading residential solar installer, with more installations in the state than any other company in 2007. Prior to SolarCity, Rive founded Everdream, an industry leader in software and services for large-scale distributed computer management. Lyndon negotiated the company’s partnership with Dell Computer, which acquired Everdream in 2007. A lifelong entrepreneur, Rive founded his first company at the age of 17 in South Africa, and in his spare time has been a member of the U.S. National Underwater Hockey Team.
Richard Swanson, Ph.D.
President, Co-founder & CTO, SunPower Corp.
Dr. Richard Swanson co-founded SunPower in 1985. He has served as president and chief technical officer since June 2003 and has been a member of the board of directors since 1985. Prior to his current position, Dr. Swanson served as chief executive officer and president from 1991 to June 2003 and vice president and director of technology from 1990 to 1991. From 1976 to 1991, Dr. Swanson served as a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Ohio State University.

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