Case Study: 3 Megawatt Photovoltaic Project, Lessons Learned (Lake Forest)

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc. 100 Grainger Parkway, Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Join USGBC-Illinois Chapter's, North/Northwest Suburban Branch for an in depth look at a 3 Megawatt photovoltaic project at a W.W. Grainger Distribution Center in Robbinson, N.J.

Enjoy an evening presentation by Eric Hogberg, Grainger's Energy Manager and Felix Aguayo, SunPower's Strategic Sales Director. They will provide an overview of the lessons learned associated with this photovoltaic project which has shown a payback of less than four years.  

The presenters will explain the strategy on how this initiative fits into their overall sustainability vision and their focus on reducing the companies carbon footprint.  Subjects that will be discussed include:

  • Pre-project research
  • Project funding options
  • Selling project to senior leadership
  • Project bidding strategy
  • Application for 30% federal cash grant
  • Selling of Solar Renewable Energy Credits
  • Arbitraging offsetting Renewable Energy Credits
Continuing Education: This course has been approved by USGBC for 1.0 GBCI CE Hour.

6:00 - 7:00 PM Registration and Networking (There will be food and beverages provided - come early to spend time networking with other industry professionals.)
7:00 - 7:15 PM  Welcome and Introductions
7:15 - 8:15 PM  Presentation
8:15 - 8:30 PM  Q&A

Eric Hogberg, W.W. Grainger, Inc. - Energy Manager 
Mr. Hogberg is responsible for managing Grainger's energy supply and demand strategies aw well as providing support to the Sustainability Team. He is registered Professional Engineer in the IL and is a LEED AP.
Felix Aguayo, SunPower - Strategic Sales Director
Mr. Aguayo joined SunPower in 2004 with over 20 years of experience in the utility sector. He has an MBA in Finance and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Thank you to event sponsor  -   W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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