December 4, 2015

EMS Energy Institute, The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802

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9:45 - 10:00 am: Registration (C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory)

10:00 - 10:20 am: Introductions & a brief survey What is Solar?

Background I: Modern solar technology evolution

10:20 - 11:00 am: Photovoltaics as bellwether, Wireless Ecology example, Solar Ecology potential

11:00 - 11:20 am: Break with refreshments

11:20 - 11:40 am: Interactive Query: What is the greatest potential you see for Solar Ecology?

Background II: Patterns in Solar

11:40 - 12:15 pm: Exploration of Pattern (Discovery)—Developing Pattern with a Purpose (Design)—Patterns of Stakeholders

12:15 - 12:45 pm: Lunch catered by Irving's

Transdisciplinary Research

12:45 - 1:20 pm: Where is the potential for you/your peer group in the context of Solar Ecology?

1:20 - 2:00 pm: Penn State’s Role and Status in Solar Energy: Beliefs, Principles, Philosophy—SWOT

Grand Challenges in Solar Energy

2:00 - 2:20 pm:  Food-Water-Energy Nexus/Social Change/Climate Adaptation/Education and Outreach

2:20 - 2:40 pm:  Break with refreshments

2:40 - 3:00 pm:  Solar Ecology and Locale: What contexts are we to explore?

3:00 pm: Closing of Workshop