Solar Heating and Cooling: Energy for a Secure Future
Recorded on October 16, 2013 (60 minutes)

This webinar is Public: Open to SEIA members and non-members

Originally aired October 16, 2013

Solar heating and cooling (SHC) can play a significant role in providing an economically viable and environmentally sustainable long-term solution to our daily heating and cooling needs. Join us on Wednesday, October 16th at 1pm Eastern to hear more from the first-of-its-kind national SHC roadmap that lays the groundwork and makes a compelling case for driving installed SHC capacity from 9 GW thermal to 300 GW thermal by 2050. View the report.

Attendees learned:

  • All about the basics and benefits of SHC
  • The status of the current market and how the U.S. ranks compared to the rest of the world
  • The economic and societal impacts of an aggressive deployment strategy for SHC technologies
  • The policies needed to achieve the benefits from an aggressive deployment approach


Chris Beebe, CEO, BEAM Engineering

CEO of BEAM Engineering (, a Boston-based consulting firm specializing in delivering renewable energy technologies to market through informed design, policy, and project implementation services. Having been active in the Massachusetts, California, and New York energy markets, Chris brings an extensive and diverse knowledge base to the solar thermal heating and cooling community. Chris is a firm believer in constant collaboration across markets and is continually exchanging program related strategies with stakeholders at the federal and state levels. Chris is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a LEED AP, and Certified Energy Manager (CEM). He received his MSME and BSME in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst."

Ole Pilgaard, President/CEO, Heliodyne

Mike Healy, Market Development, Skyline Innovations

Mike Healy helped start Skyline Innovations, a finance and development company focused on solar water heating systems.  Mike leads the companies market development efforts, including new business development and government affairs. Mike also Chairs the Solar Heating and Cooling Alliance and serves on the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industries Associations (SEIA). Mike has been the chief architect and campaign manager for numerous solar policies in various states and continues to work on political and policy.  Prior to Skyline Innovations, Mike lead the photovoltaic division of smart grid company, GridPoint, where he focused primarily on utilizing solar PV as a distributed peaking power resource and established a national network of solar PV installers.  Mike also spent a number of years on Capitol Hill working on energy policy and has been actively engaged with policy makers at the state and federal levels.

Katherine Stainken, Manager of Government Affairs , SEIA

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