Special seminar offered: Renewable Energy Business/Investment Opportunities

The following will be part of a special seminar for business/investment opportunities Friday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ogle County Fairgrounds, Oregon, Ill.

Part 1: The Photovoltaic Market in Illinois, the United States and the World—Mark Burger, president of the Illinois Solar Energy Association and principal of Kestrel Development Company, a zero energy building development and consultation company. Burger will provide an overview about the growth of solar photovoltaic local, national and global markets, including impact of silicon supply and new commercialized applications.

Part 2: Venture Capitalists’ Perspective—James J. Greenberger, J.D., chairman, Renewable Energy Practices Group of Sachoff & Weaver. He represents developers, investors and lenders in renewable energy projects including wind power, ethanol, biodiesel and biorefinery projects.

Greenberger’s presentation will highlight the perspective of venture investors.

Part 3: Wind Entrepreneurship—Jesse Kharbanda, Environmental Law & Policy Center. Kharbanda is a policy advocate working on ELPC’s Energy Project. Before joining ELPC, Mr. Kharbanda worked in the management development program of an industrial supplies company in the Chicago area and studied development economics as a Rhodes Scholar.

He previously worked as a researcher at Resources for the Future.

Cost is $50; and preregistration required.

To register or for more information, e-mail sonia@essex1.com or phone 815-732-7332.

from the July 25-31, 2007, issue

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