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Scott Clavenna, CEO, Greentech Media
Following a year of record growth in 2010, the solar industry is facing another period of uncertainty. In this session, GTM Research’s Solar Analyst Team will discuss the implications of their research findings on corporate strategy to help your company succeed in the increasingly dynamic solar market.
Developing PV projects means navigating through a complex regulatory, financial, and technical landscape fraught with hidden barriers. In this session, project developers will discuss real lessons learned through their experiences developing and maintaining PV projects in the U.S. and abroad.
As the global PV market moved past 14 gigawatts in 2010, a number of suppliers will cross the 1 GW level of production in 2011. Join the world's largest and most prominent PV manufacturers as they discuss the challenges that gigawatt-scale manufacturing presents and the strategies needed to succeed.
The U.S. is increasingly becoming a central focus of the global PV industry and demand grew nearly 100% in 2010. But with disparate state-level incentives and continued regulatory and financial bottlenecks, how can the industry help the U.S. market reach its potential?
The trend towards low cost and commoditization of PV modules in combination with constant demand for increased system harvest and reliability have pushed inverters--the only active electronic component in PV systems--to lead the charge towards more advanced PV system features and capacity. 2011 promises micro-inverters and granular power optimization as well as more smart grid support features gaining increased acceptance and utilization in key market segments. Meanwhile, established inverter suppliers face a flood of new capacity and competition. Industry leaders will discuss important strategies and key innovations that will help manufacturers and project developers build innovative but bankable PV projects.
With subsidy uncertainty in key PV markets looming in 2011 and beyond, the need to lower costs remains as pressing as ever. But with Chinese manufactuers expanding capacity and cutting costs relentlessly, is there still opportunity for potentially disruptive technology solutions? Join leading innovators in the PV manufacturing space as they discuss the place of continued technological progress in an age of industrial-scale manufacturing.
With over 20 gigawatts of PV manufacturing capacity coming online in 2011, opportunities in the capital equipment space remain robust. Join leading equipment vendors as they discuss the challenges of serving the solar factories of the future, the benefits of increased automation, and the next generation of solar manufacturing tools that will continue driving PV towards grid convergence.