The January 11, 2016 meeting will have Stephen Levy, Technical Director, State Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society as speaker. The title of his presentation will be “Making Solar Energy More Valuable”.(PDH)
The recent global climate change conference in Paris gives impetus to the need for our local area to do its part in converting from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The Technical Society led in the fight for clean air in Knoxville and it is time for the Technical Society to lead in educating the community on renewable energy. Stephen Levy has been very active in promoting solar energy and energy storage and his presentation can be a timely beginning for community action.
Stephen Levy was educated at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Steve spent 35 years in electric power generation, energy storage, transformation and switching. He is experienced in solar energy, high efficiency gas discharge lamps, pulse power, capacitive energy storage, thermophotovoltaics, and thermionic converters.
Steve also served as Chief of the Army Pulse Power Center and was one of the founders of the Electrical Power program used in the Strategic Defense Initiative, “Star Wars” program.
An installation ceremony for Technical Society officers for 2016 will be held at this meeting. The officers for 2016 are
president Ev Engstrom
vice president Wolf Naegeli
treasurer Jean Pierre Granju
secretary Bob Scott
past president Joe Carson