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    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Innovation Park (945 Princess Street)


    Join Kingston's sustainable energy community at this free meeting featuring a presentation by a sustainable energy expert, introductions, sector news, networking, and refreshments.


    Presenter: 

    Vivek Gupta, Solar Energy Tree  

     Simultaneously collecting thermal and photovoltaic energy in a simple manner
    • Solar Energy Tree will bring the cost of solar energy at par or lower than hydro, nuclear and coal
    • Is based on two simple scientific principles
    • Light reflects multiple times between two reflective parallel surfaces
    • Hot air rises
    • Does not interfere with any ecosystem, air, water, habitats, etc.
    • Patent pending in the US
    • Will simultaneously protect the environment and the economy

    At present, silicon based solar cells can absorb only a certain spectrum of light. Therefore, they are reaching their theoretical efficiency limits. By splitting the light into various components, solar panels can be made with spectrum-specific cells to further enhance their efficiency.

    Three patents granted by the USPTO

    • Building Evacuation System (2004)
    • Insulating and Heat Dissipating Panels (2012)
    • Set of Handheld Adjustable Panels of Ergonomic Keys and Mouse (2015)

    Vivek is an innovation enthusiast. He enjoys working with simple mechanical designs.

    Get a sneak preview of Vivek Gupta's Patent pending solar.

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Past events

16 May 2019 Creative Commerce Conversation at St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus
03 May 2019 Jim Juczak, ANCA, Friday, May 3, 2019, SWITCH Open Meeting
05 Apr 2019 CUTRIC, Yutian Zhao, Friday, April 5, 2019 SWITCH Open Meeting
01 Mar 2019 Caitlin Newey, Utilities Kingston March 2019 SWITCH Open Meeting
01 Feb 2019 2019 SWITCH AGM and Board Election
11 Jan 2019 Canada Green Building Council, Kim Bouffard, CaGBC, Friday, January 11, 2019 SWITCH Open Meeting
07 Dec 2018 Tim Babcock, Friday, December 7, 2018 SWITCH Open Meeting
02 Nov 2018 Gary Michor, Screaming Power Building, Friday, November 2, 2018 SWITCH Open Meeting
05 Oct 2018 The Opportunity for Marine Energy in Canada, VENNDesign October 2018 SWITCH Open Meeting
07 Sep 2018 Steve Lapp KTECH Building Solutions September 2018 SWITCH Open Meeting
06 Jul 2018 July 2018 SWITCH Open Meeting, Ted Hsu Post-election debrief, Sustainable Energy.
01 Jun 2018 Rob Miller June 2018 SWITCH Open Meeting
04 May 2018 Fat Chance Farmstead 2018 SWITCH Open Meeting
06 Apr 2018 Filament Energy: April 2018 SWITCH Open Meeting
02 Mar 2018 XERGY Energy: March 2018 SWITCH Open Meeting
02 Feb 2018 2018 SWITCH AGM and Board Election
05 Jan 2018 CeraPaint: January 2018 SWITCH Open Meeting
01 Dec 2017 The biggest off-grid installation in Ontario?: December 2017 SWITCH Open Meeting
03 Nov 2017 Plug 'n Drive: November 2017 SWITCH Open Meeting
19 Oct 2017 Managing Energy 2017
06 Oct 2017 Friendly Fires and Tesla Powerwall: October 2017 SWITCH Open Meeting
08 Sep 2017 GreenStory: September 2017 SWITCH Open Meeting
07 Jul 2017 Net Zero Homes: July 2017 SWITCH Open Meeting
02 Jun 2017 Kingston, Canada and Climate Change: June 2017 SWITCH Open Meeting
05 May 2017 Farming Off the Grid: May 2017 SWITCH Open Meeting
25 Apr 2017 Special Event: Virtual Net Metering webinar replay
07 Apr 2017 SWITCH Open Meeting
03 Mar 2017 2017 SWITCH AGM and Board Election
03 Feb 2017 SWITCH Open Meeting
13 Jan 2017 SWITCH Open Meeting in January
04 Nov 2016 SWITCH Open Meeting
07 Oct 2016 SWITCH Open Meeting
03 Oct 2016 Managing Energy 2016
09 Sep 2016 SWITCH Open Meeting
08 Jul 2016 SWITCH Open Meeting
22 Jun 2016 Carbon Pricing Is Here: Is Your Business Ready? Assessing Cap & Trade Costs, Risks, And Opportunities
03 Jun 2016 SWITCH Open Meeting
06 May 2016 SWITCH Open Meeting
01 Apr 2016 SWITCH Open Meeting
21 Mar 2016 GreenProfit Conference 2016
04 Mar 2016 SWITCH Open Meeting
05 Feb 2016 SWITCH Open Meeting
15 Jan 2016 SWITCH Annual General Meeting
14 Dec 2015 SWITCH / Sustainable Kingston Holiday Mixer
06 Nov 2015 SWITCH Open Meeting
05 Oct 2015 Managing Energy 2015
02 Oct 2015 SWITCH Open Meeting
04 Sep 2015 SWITCH Open Meeting
10 Jul 2015 SWITCH Open Meeting
05 Jun 2015 SWITCH Open Meeting
01 May 2015 SWITCH Open Meeting
10 Apr 2015 SWITCH Open Meeting
30 Mar 2015 GreenProfit Conference 2015
28 Mar 2015 Earth Hour: Kingston Unplugged
06 Mar 2015 SWITCH Open Meeting
06 Feb 2015 SWITCH Open Meeting
16 Jan 2015 SWITCH Annual General Meeting
22 Dec 2014 SWITCH / Sustainable Kingston Holiday Mixer
07 Nov 2014 SWITCH Open Meeting
06 Oct 2014 Managing Energy 2014
03 Oct 2014 SWITCH Open Meeting
05 Sep 2014 SWITCH Open Meeting
04 Jul 2014 SWITCH Open Meeting
09 Jun 2014 Ontario Energy Drinks - Kingston
06 Jun 2014 SWITCH Open Meeting
28 May 2014 Provincial Candidates Debate - Sustainability Focus
02 May 2014 SWITCH Open Meeting
04 Apr 2014 SWITCH Open Meeting
29 Mar 2014 Earth Hour - Kingston Unplugged
24 Mar 2014 GreenProfit Symposium presented by SWITCH and SEARC
07 Mar 2014 SWITCH Open Meeting
11 Feb 2014 Large Renewable Procurement Input Session
07 Feb 2014 SWITCH Open Meeting
17 Jan 2014 SWITCH Annual General Meeting
06 Dec 2013 SWITCH Open Meeting
01 Nov 2013 SWITCH Open Meeting
04 Oct 2013 SWITCH Open Meeting
24 Sep 2013 Green Building: Benefits and Opportunities For Growth
12 Sep 2013 Kingston Climate Action Plan Workshop: Renewable Energy Focus
06 Sep 2013 SWITCH Open Meeting
05 Jul 2013 SWITCH Open Meeting
07 Jun 2013 SWITCH Open Meeting
04 May 2013 Sunflower Farm Sustainability Workshop
03 May 2013 SWITCH Open Meeting
20 Apr 2013 Sustainable Kingston Community Forum
12 Apr 2013 SWITCH Open Meeting
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