The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is pleased to announce its second annual Solar Fact Finding Mission for Utility Decision Makers.

The delegation will assemble in Seville, Spain on the evening Sunday, May 17 and activities will begin on the morning of Monday, May 18. Activities will wrap up the evening of Friday, May 22.

The weeklong fact finding mission will include peer to peer (utility to utility) meetings, PV installation visits, tours of CSP plants and research facilities, and meetings with leading solar manufacturers and project developers in Spain. The mission will provide ample opportunity for utilities to exchange information and lessons learned with Spanish utilities, solar integrators, technology researchers, and policy makers.

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1. Please provide your contact information.

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2. If your cell phone works in Europe, provide the number below. If it does not, type "no international service".

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3. How do you anticipate your participation might help advance solar within your utility? Please answer in 300 to 400 words.

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4. Explain your position within your utility and its influence on solar strategies, decisions and project management (in 300 - 400 words).

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5. There is a $2,500 fee to participate in the Solar Fact Finding Mission to Spain. This fee covers the hotel for the nights of Sunday, May 17th through Friday, May 22 (departing on Saturday); group transportation to meetings and site visits; translators; a limited number of group meals; and miscellaneous fees associated with various meetings and tours.

Not included in the fee are expenses related to:

1) Airfare
2) Transportation to/from airport
3) Most meals

A limited number of scholarships will be available for utility employees that can demonstrate an inability to pay the $2,500 fee.

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