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The Module and the Sea - A Discussion on Floating PV Systems

Tuesday, September 25
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 202AB

Suitable land for new solar projects in heavily developed areas often comes at a premium. Why not float your system instead? Floating solar arrays are a viable solution and already seeing deployment in the U.S. Learn from pioneers in this emerging innovation.

Chris Bartle

Business Development Manager
Ciel & Terre USA

Chris Bartle brings 30 years of diverse experience in engineering, manufacturing, management consulting and entrepreneurship to Ciel et Terre. He has led teams and departments in a wide variety of technology-oriented companies in industries from aerospace to semiconductor equipment to software development.

He then started the country’s first green business brokerage selling socially and environmentally responsible businesses and the one of the first green real estate brokerages promoting green building and remodeling in homes in the SF Bay Area. He has also served on multiple green business non-profit boards of directors.

Chris started in the solar business with a Bay Area commercial integrator before discovering floating solar and joining Ciel et Terre. He now heads up sales and business development for C&T’s US office.

Chris holds a BS in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Clarkson University in NY and an MBA from University of San Francisco.


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Justin Kramer

Engineering Project Manager, Emerging Technologies
Orlando Utilities Commission

Justin Kramer is the Emerging Technologies Engineer Project Manager for the Orlando Utilities Commission. He has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Florida State University. While at FSU, he was the project manager for the Energy and Sustainability Center and designed and built of the Off-Grid Zero Emissions Building. He has expertise in Hydrogen Combustion, Building Efficiency, Solar Thermal, Fuel Cell, Electrolysis and PV technologies. With his professional engineering license, he has designed and commissioned all sizes of buildings, all over the world but prefers work in the Islands. At OUC he led the installation of 12 MW solar project as well as projects with the US Tennis Association, Orange County Convention Center. Currently, he is working with a team of engineers and researches to answer the questions regarding the next generation of Utilities.


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