Should America Launch A Major Push Into Solar Energy? – Phillip Dowd

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Illinois Institute of Technology Perlstein Hall Auditorium

Many Americans want to start now to develop alternatives to burning fossilized carbon. Solar energy is one of those options. This presentation will provide a back-of-the-envelope analysis of what it would take to power the entire U.S. economy with solar energy.

Phillip Dowd is retired founder and senior executive of SunGard Data Systems — a large specialized provider of software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education, and the public sector. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Currently a trustee at Carnegie Mellon University, Dowd is an active philanthropist in the Chicago area, as well as an avid golfer and sailor.

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