Million Solar Roofs Initiative

Department of Energy


Solar Energy Center


Renewable Energy Long Island


Conference on Building Energy Security Through Renewable Energy and Conservation

APRIL 29, 2005

Little Theater, Roosevelt Hall

Farmingdale State University


Sponsored by:

The Department of Energy


Long Island Power Authority


Please contact:

Prof. Y. Dathatri, Director

Phone: (631) 420 -2450

Fax: (631) 420 -2194




Farmingdale State University of New York Solar Energy Center

2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Visit us on the web

Select Quick Links / Solar Energy Center




Public Track

Industry Track

8:00 - 9:00 am

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit to Vendor Displays

9:00 - 9:15 am

WELCOME: Dr. J. Gibralter, President, Farmingdale State University of New York

Richard Michaud, Conference Moderator, U.S. DoE Regional Office

9:15 - 9:45am

KEYNOTE: Scott Sklar, Stella Group Ltd.

9:45 - 10:15am

  1. Update on Clean Energy Initiative (CEI) Programs: TBD, LIPA
  2. The Status of PV on Long Island, Y. Dathatri, Director, Farmingdale Solar Energy Center
  3. Transforming the Renewable Energy Market on Long Island: Gordian Raacke, Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI)


BREAK / Visit to Vendor Displays


Smart Homes - Energy Efficiency for New & Existing Buildings: Bill Chaleff, Chaleff & Rogers Architects

Solar Program Design: TBD, LIPA


Solar 101: Gay Canough, ETM

Industry Participation Roundtable: Gordian Raacke, RELI, TBD [LIPA]

12:00-1:00 pm

LUNCH / Visit to Vendor Displays

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Featured speaker: Congressman Steve Israel

1:30 - 2:15pm

Meet & Greet: Solar Energy System Owners (SolarCorps)

Insurance Issues for Renewable Energy Industry: Chris Sinton, Principal, CW Sinton Consulting

2:30 - 3:15pm

Calculate A Solar Estimate for Your Home (hands on): Gordian Raacke, RELI

Prof. Dathatri, SEC

Integrating Fuel Cells with Photovoltaics: Dr. Hazem Tawfik, Director, IRTT Farmingdale SUNY

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Typical Step-by-Step Installation of a PV System:

Marketing of Solar Products and systems: Mark Wan, SBDC Farmingdale

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Q&A for Homeowners, Expert Panel TBD [LIPA, Contractors, RELI, Solar Energy Center]

New York State Building Code and Solar Installations, Peter Caradonna, LEED Architect

5:00 pm

Conference Ends


Participants can get 1.0 CEU for attending the conference


Conference Registration Form

Download the registration form by clicking here


Name: ________________________________ Organization: _______________________

Mailing Address: ______________________________________


Handicap Access Required

Yes ___ No ___

E-Mail: ______________________________

Daytime Telephone: ___________________

Please return by April 15, 2005 along with a check in the amount of $ 25.00 early registration fee payable to FARMINGDALE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK. Late registration fee is $ 30.00.

Solar Energy Conference, Farmingdale State University of New York, Solar Energy Center, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New York 11735




The Million Solar Roofs Initiative (MSR) enables businesses and communities to install one million solar rooftops across the
United States by 2010. The Department of Energy is leading this trailblazing initiative by working with partners in the building industry, local governments, state agencies, the solar industry, electric service providers, and non-governmental organizations to remove barriers and strengthen the demand for solar technologies. Farmingdale State University Solar Energy Center and Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI) jointly received a grant from DOE under MSRI program which will be sponsoring part of SOLAR LONG ISLAND 2005 Conference. The purpose of this conference is to bring together all stakeholders to look at the strategies for removing barriers for the use of solar energy specifically on Long Island.

Farmingdale State University seeks sponsors for this event. Your sponsorship will be a great contribution to the efforts of promoting clean, sustainable energy use and generation for Long Island. Please click the following links for further information on sponsorship and vendor registration.

Sponsor Registration Form

Vendor Registration Form



From the North

Northern State Parkway - to Exit 40 - Route 110. Travel South on Route 110, approximately 3 miles to Melville Road; turn right onto Melville Road to entrance to College.

Long Island Expressway - to Exit 49 South - Route 110. Travel South on Route 110, approximately 2 miles to Melville Road; turn right onto Melville Road to entrance to College.

From the South

Southern State Parkway - to Exit 32 - Route 110. Travel North on Route 110, approximately 3 miles to Melville Road; turn left onto Melville Road to entrance to College.

Parking Permits

All vehicles must display a valid parking permit on the dashboard. A parking permit and confirmation letter will be mailed to you prior to the conference. Please let us know if you require handicap access.

Prepared by: Prof. Serdar Z. Elgun (3/7/05)