In this free webinar sponsored by The Principal Solar Institute, Charlie Hemmeline, executive director of the Texas Solar Power Association (TSPA), will discuss recent trends and developments in solar power, and share his outlook for advancements in supportive policy as Texas’ legislature convenes. A renowned oil and gas state, Texas is also a global leader in renewable energy production. Solar developers and investors alike are eager to extend the success wind power has experienced in this energy state. Although the potential is large, solar has lagged behind other energy producers in terms of regional and state support. TSPA serves as a statewide industry trade association focused on eliminating the roadblocks that have prevented solar from wide acceptance in the Lone Star State.
A native Texan,Charlie Hemmeline, executive director, Texas Solar Power Association, returned to Austin after more than eight years with the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, District of Columbia, leading innovative programs for solar and energy efficiency. Serving originally under President George W. Bush and later President Barack Obama, Charlie led wide-ranging efforts to break down the barriers to mainstream solar, and reduce the soft costs of implementation. Highlights included co-founding the Solar America Initiative’s market transformation portfolio and flagship Solar America Cities program in partnership with Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Charlie earned both a master’s degree in Public Service & Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
About The Principal Solar Institute
The Principal Solar Institute (The Institute) is an educational organization created by Principal Solar, Inc. (PSI; OTC Pink: PSWW), dedicated to the deployment of solar as a key component of the mainstream energy mix. PSI recognizes that access to clean, affordable energy is key to human health and prosperity, identifies the major barriers to large-scale solar adoption, and provides solutions. Visit www.principalsolarinstitute.org