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WEBINAR: Using Solar Generators for Emergency Management

Wednesday, June 29 at 12pm ET/9 am PT
Join us for this free webinar where we’ll discuss how you can use solar generators instead of fossil fuel generators for emergency management.

Why Solar Generators?

From wildfires to hurricanes to droughts, the United States experienced 20 billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2021. More extreme weather events and disasters means more blackouts and grid failures. As an emergency management professional, you know all about the need for a reliable back up power source to help disaster victims. 

In this webinar, we’ll discuss why solar generators offer you a better generator solution that fossil fuel generators because of the following factors:

  • Fuel cost and availability
  • Safety
  • Noise & fumes

Our Speakers

Lee Feliciano
New Use Energy COO
Lee has worked in the residential, commercial & industrial and utility scale segments of the solar industry with companies ranging from startups to some of the largest solar manufacturers from Asia and Europe. Lee’s personal interest in developing new business models and products resulted in the first solar project in Arizona financed through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). He went on to start in-house development teams with Kyocera Solar and ReneSola. In 2019, Lee helped launch rent.solar, a mobile solar energy-as-a-service business, which merged with New Use Energy in 2021. Lee served on the AZ Solar Energy Industries Association Board from 2010 to 2018 and as an Advisory Board Member for ASU’s Professional Science Masters – Solar Energy Engineering & Commercialization. He has a degree in Applied Urban Geography from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) and MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Will Heegaard
Founder, FootPrint Project

Will Heegaard sees every disaster as an opportunity to build back greener. A registered paramedic, Will previously worked with International Medical Corps to deploy solar refrigeration in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak, then deployed with Team Rubicon after disasters in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico. In his role as Operations Director for Footprint Project, Will continues to lead its expansion which includes deployments in Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, California, Kentucky and other areas struck by disasters in need of clean emergency power. Will currently serves on the Board of the Minnesota Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (MNVOAD). He received his B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of California, Berkeley.

Capt. Richard Birt (ret.)
Las Vegas Fire Department/Solar and Fire Education Instructor
Captain Richard Birt retired at the end of 2020 as a firefighter-captain for Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. He now focuses on the educational platform he founded, Solar And Fire Education, (S.A.F.E.), which provides free training for firefighters on how to safely mitigate a fire incident involving solar and battery storage systems. After Hurricane Maria caused the failure of the electrical grid across Puerto Rico in 2017, Birt spearheaded a disaster relief effort that resulted in 15 solar and battery micro grids being installed on strategically placed fire stations across the island to keep the emergency services operational. Birt was awarded the Medal of Honor from his department in 2018 for his work in Puerto Rico, and continues his disaster relief work as a technical advisor for several nonprofit organizations.

Register to Attend!

Don’t miss this free opportunity to learn from real professionals using solar generators for emergency management!