Trip Itinerary & Schedule of Events
thMonday, March 9
1:00 p.m. Arrive Oakland Federal Building th 1301 Clay Street, North Tower 5 Floor, Conference Room H
(Foreign guests need a passport as of form of identification and U.S. visitors need
a driver’s license. Security process/entry should take 15 minutes or more.)
1:15p.m. Welcoming Remarks by Rod Hirsch, Director, Oakland Export Assistance Center
Delegation member introductions
1:30 p.m. Solyndra or Green Mountain Engineering?
2:10 p.m. Cool Earth Solar
-Tony Chen, Business Development Manager
2:50 p.m. SunPower Corporation
-Bobby Ram, Director of Corporate Communications
-Matt Campbell, Ground Product Manager
-Matt Culligan, Roof Product Manager
3:30 p.m. Leave Federal Building to FedEx Site Visit
-Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation (Green Transportation Company)
-Transportation cost covered by FedEx
4:30 p.m. Site Visit FedEx Solar Installation
Oakland Airport – SunPower Corporation Installation
Name Company Interests
Distributor of U.S. manufacturers of PV thin-film panels; 1. Mr. Georgi Popov Popov Ltd. interests in: www.popov.bg Solar (Photovoltaic) Biomass technologies ; Geothermal
The company is developing 7MW solar project in one of 2. Mr. Rossen Shalliev the most appropriate area in Bulgaria for solar energy in GLBB
Southern Bulgaria, near the border with Greece
Current activities in the distribution of biomass stoves, 3. Mr. Vladimir Zelenchenko Zizi Ltd hot water solar collectors, air conditioning, HVAC 4. Ms Katerina Zelenchenko solutions. Interested in adding solar panels to the www.zizibg.com portfolio.
The company is a key player in the wind energy sector in 5. Mr. Tzvetan Ivanov Long Man Bulgaria, conducting wind potential assessment and www.longman-6. Mr. Ilian Petkov development of wind energy projects. Long Man is bg.com willing to look at solar projects to its portfolio and to become a leader in the area of consultancy services for
solar projects. Interested also in representing a U.S. PV
panels manufacturer in Bulgaria
Subcontractor of AES for the construction of its’ new 7. Mr. Ivan Rusev 156 MW wind park and the 670 MW coal-fired thermal Globus Ltd. power plant. License for drilling and construction
activities. Interested in developing own PV projects.
Represents U.S. companies in the area of biomass and 8. Mr. Volodya Vladimirov waste heat utilization. Main interests in: Biomass; Waste Polytechnics to Energy; Cogeneration; Energy Efficiency; Gasification
Technology (non-coal); Boilers; Heat Exchangers.
Solar (Photovoltaic), Solar (CSP). The company would 9. Mr. Trifon Ivanov Sped Group like to install PV panels on their warehouses.
Solar (Photovoltaic); Waste to Energy projects. Current 10. Mr. Nikola Popov Brevis Ltd activity is production and export of agricultural seeds www.brevis-11. Ms. Donka Popova
Solar (Concentrating Solar Power); Biofuel (Ethanol); 12. Mr. Atanas Nikolov Cogeneration; Boilers; Wind Turbines. Current activities Anima Group
in the HVAC and food sector.
Subcontractor of AES for the construction of its’ new 156 13. Mr, Kiril Gotsev MW wind park and the 670 MW coal-fired thermal Hydrovat Jsc. power plant. License for drilling and construction 14. Mr. Harizan Tamahkiarov activities. Interested in developing own PV projects.
15. Mr. Andon Kalibatsev U.S. Commercial Delegation Organizer
Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria Service