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Peter Weich
Works at Absolutely Solar
Attended Darmstadt University of Technology
Lives in Los Angeles
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The first solar cell was constructed by Charles Fritts in the 1880.
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O2 Energies Commissions 1.5-MW Sandy Cross Solar Farm in North Carolina
The Sandy Cross Solar Farm, just across I-95 from Sandy Cross Vineyard, which grows organic muscadine grapes, will produce more than 2,150 MWh of affordable electricity per year.                         
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Could you live here?                                        
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In a nutshell, the proposed Japanese FIT encourages solar development to take hold in that country and companies are already lining up in this growing market. In the meantime, the failed policy in California that could have allowed significant solar development in or near urban areas, is only contributing to the solar stagnation in our nation. 
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US Bancorp Backs $250 Million Solar Fund U.S. Bancorp (USB) said Wednesday it would invest in a $250 million fund to finance rooftop solar-power systems to be installed on U.S. homes, businesses and government buildings. 
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California Hits Solar Record
California reached a renewable energy milestone last week: At one point on June 8, according to the California Independent System Operator (CaISO), a record 849 megawatts of solar-generated electricity was feeding into the state's power grid
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SPI Solar buys Solar Green Technologies, expanding its global presence                                                                    U.S.-based SPI Solar purchased 100 percent of Italian-based Solar Green Technologies, increasing SPI’s global presence as an engineering, procurement and contracting (EPC) company. 
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Clearly, we need more incentives to quickly increase the use of wind and solar power; they will cut costs, increase our energy independence and our national security and reduce the consequences of global warming.

-HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON                             
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The new environmental business initiative will consist primarily of lending, equipment finance, capital markets and advisory activity, carbon finance, and advice and investment solutions for clients.                             
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We're used to seeing solar arrays in desert locations, but this Los Angeles initiative is looking to a new frontier for solar energy - the rooftops of Los Angeles.
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Amazing Solar Fact:
The earth receives about 1,366 watts of direct solar radiation per square meter. The total surface area required to power the world with solar energy is only around 366,375 square kilometers.
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Raise the Roof and Your Profits
 1. Your roof can become an income stream
 2. Utility incentive programs work for you
 3. Help the environment and your bottom line
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Founder and CEO at Absolutely Solar Inc.
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  • Absolutely Solar
    Founder – CEO, 2001 - present
  • Weich Electrical
    Founder, 1991
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Introduction

Peter has been involved in the energy industry for over 2 decades. He founded Weich Electrical in 1991, specializing in the design and installation of quality electrical systems for high-end residential homes, power distribution upgrades in apartment buildings and the design of electrical systems for large internet and marketing companies. In 2001, Peter expanded into solar installations, founding Absolutely Solar, Inc. Absolutely Solar quickly became a preferred solar contractor for the City of Santa Monica and, in 2003, installed the largest photovoltaic system in Santa Monica on a multifamily project. Absolutely Solar has installed over 4 MWs of solar energy in California through hundreds of installations ranging from small residential solar systems through large commercial installations.

Peter oversees the technical evaluation of projects for the California FIT Fund to ensure project design and technology maximizes performance and reliability, while meeting the Fund’s underwriting requirements. Peter also leads the Fund’s partner program, managing the evaluation, selection and activities of the Fund’s equipment and installation partners. He also leads the technical aspects of the project development process including construction and design permitting and interfacing with the Investor Owned Utilities. In addition, Peter serves as the Fund’s project manager for all Fund solar installations.

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Oversee California FIT Fund Projects
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  • Darmstadt University of Technology
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