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  • 1.  Carl Weinberg

    ASES Life Member
    Posted 02-02-2023 03:09 PM
    Sorry to be providing this news from July regarding Carl Weinberg https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/sfgate/name/carl-weinberg-obituary?id=36135920

    A belated condolences to his extended family.  

    Carl is A Legend. Everyone benefited from Carl. He began the renewable energy revolution at PGE, his staff went on to great success. Thanks Carl for your wisdom, insights and leadership. 

    Joseph McCabe
    ASES Fellow
    ASES Life Member

  • 2.  RE: Carl Weinberg

    ASES Award Winner
    Posted 02-03-2023 04:39 PM
    Carl Weinberg was a giant in clean enegy.
    He was the most senior electric utility executive in the country (VP of PG&E)
     who was ardently pro-renewable, pro-distrbuted generation because of
      both technical and economic resiliency.

    He commissioned the best research, supported and got funded the biggest early
      CA projects, and made public seeches and comments for an absolute need for
       a renewable and distrubuted energy future.

    He had. solid intellect, was fearless, and a critical early friend of the US renewable
      energy industry.

    We worked very closely in the 1980's. It was an honor to know him, it was an honor
      to work with him, and an honor to have wide-rangng dialogues of the "future of
      Energy:" - which by the way, is NOW.

    We have lost S David Freeman, Bill Holmberg,  Carl Weinberg, and seeval others
      who were giants in this field in the early stages .. we all owe Carl much,

    I bow in awe, Scott

    Scott Sklar
    The Stella Group, Ltd.
    706 North Ivy Street, Arlington, VA 22201
    VA Phone:  703-522-1195 (3049 direct)
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    The Stella Group, Ltd.. is a global strategic technology optimization owner's rep firm for clean energy users and companies, with a focus on system standardization, modularity and web-enabled diagnostics.  Scott Sklar is an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University teaching three unique interdisciplinary sustainable energy courses, and an Affiliated Professor with CATIE, an international graduate university in Costa Rica offering graduate degrees on sustainability. Sklar is the Sustainable Energy Director at GWU's Environment and Energy Management Institute (EEMI).

  • 3.  RE: Carl Weinberg

    ASES Life Member
    Posted 02-06-2023 08:42 AM
    Scott Sklar chiming in on Carl Weinberg is interesting because Scott would know. For anyone not in the know, Scott was the voice of renewable energy in the late 1980's and early 90's. I mean VOICE in that you could hear him a mile away. Congress verberated when he spoke, possibly still is. 

    If there was anything regarding renewable energy Scott was involved. He helped the DOE fund the Utility Photovoltaic Group (UPVG) for which PG&E's Carl Weinberg were members. That was when "utility scale" meant ~50 kW at PVUSA in Davis CA. UPVG later became the successful SEPA because of Julia Judd (Hamm at the time). Scott was also instrumental in the development and support for the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) run by Denis Hayes. SERI is now known as NREL. Scott was instrumental in the bipartisan House Renewable Energy Caucus. Visit The Stella Group for more examples. 

    Once upon a time there was a mind map in Scotts office (before mind maps) which showed how Scott influenced all renewable energy industry associations, including the main Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). The mind map looked like a NYC subway map. He upset many legislators during those initial days of the renewable energy industry. Perhaps too many (ask Scott). 

    Like Scott said, today's renewable energy industry stands on the shoulders of many giants. Scott is literally and figuratively one of those giants. 

    Best Regards,

    Joseph McCabe
    ASES Fellow
    ASES Life Member

  • 4.  RE: Carl Weinberg

    Posted 02-06-2023 02:26 PM

    Sad to hear of Carl Weinberg's passing. Ditto on Scott's nice comments.  Carl was an inspiration to all, especially working in wind power in the 1980's where the entire industry (especially in CA) was energized by folks like him.


    Steve ��