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SOCIALIZE with the Solar Pioneers and the Solar Family.​


The Solar Family Zoom is a monthly gathering of friends from around the solar industry who enjoy talking solar and solar related topics in a non commercial friendly social atmosphere.

EVERYONE is invited!


  • Dec 19, 5-7 PM Pac. (8-10 PM Eas.)

  • Jan 23, 5-7 PM Pac. (8-10 PM Eas.)

  • Feb 20, 5-7 PM Pac. (8-10 PM Eas.)



  • Download Zoom software at

    • Use webcam and computer microphone (or phone) to been seen and heard.

  • To join Zoom Meeting click this link at 5 PM Pacific on Saturday Dec 19

    • Passcode: 2020

    • For audio use the built in VOIP or dial

      • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

      • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

      • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

  • Meeting ID: 875 6928 9427

December 2020 Solar Family Zoom meeting

Saturday December 19, 5-7 PM Pacific (8-10 PM Eastern)

Featured Speaker: John Perlin

Topic: "Eunice Foote, the founder of climate change science"


Acclaimed solar industry historian John Perlin joins the Solar Family Zoom meeting to present his research on the monumental contribution to climate science by Eunice Foote. In the 1850's, Eunice Foote discovered the fundamental cause of global warming and climate change. This groundbreaking scientist, inventor, and women's rights campaigner from Seneca Falls, New York was the first scientist known to have experimented on the warming effect of sunlight on different gases, and went on to theorize that changing the proportion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would change its temperature. Please join us for this fascinating talk.

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About the "Solar Family"


The "Solar Family" started as a reunion party for my coworkers at AEE Solar in Humboldt County, CA. It quickly grew into the Solar Pioneer Parties that occurred in 2015, 2016 and 2017 which led to the creation of the documentary film, "Solar Roots - The Pioneers of PV" which tells the story of the birth of the PV industry.


In 2018 the Solar Family Reunion was started as a way to continue this annual gathering of solar pioneers and solar pros young and old to celebrate the success of renewables, while preserving the unique culture of this pioneering industry. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving to monthly online meetings called the "Solar Family Zoom"  to continue to provide a social gathering place for that allows for socializing with fellow solar enthusiasts in a non-commercial environment. In additional to the Solar Family Zoom meetings, you can join the "Solar Pioneers" Facebook group. The Solar Pioneers Facebook group helps preserve the rich history and culture of the PV industry with members posting photos and stories of the early days of PV to help expand the knowledge and history of this incredible group of solar pioneers and solar pros.

We hope you will join us for our Zoom meetings by registering at the link above.

Solar Pioneers forever!


Jeff Spies

Solar Family Zoom Rules

Due to the size of the web meeting, we have recruited a team of Co-Hosts that will be helping manage the event. Here are some key points to know about...


  • Please be respectful to others. 

  • This is a non-commercial event and is not a platform for selling products or services. Anyone who attempts to use the platform for selling anything will be asked to stop, and if necessary removed from the meeting.

  • Administering an online meeting with dozens (or hundreds) of participants can be an audio challenge, so WE ASK EVERYONE TO MUTE THEIR MICROPHONES whenever they are not speaking.

    • If you fail to mute your microphone and it is causing audio problems, one of our meeting administrators may have to mute your mic, and you may not be able to unmute yourself. You have been forewarned!

  • Solar Family Breakout Rooms allow for one-on -one socializing and a wonderful friendly & fun atmosphere where you can see old friends and make new ones. 

    • Turn your webcam on so you can be SEEN AND HEARD!


Image Gallery - Past Events

Solar Pioneer Parties, Solar Family Reunions, and Solar Family Zooms

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Power to the People!

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