Breakfast and Check-In
Welcome
GTM Research: Global Solar Market Trends

Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President, GTM Research

Solar in the Mainstream

Is solar mainstream yet? A few years ago, the answer would have been a clear "no." But as solar stays competitive in states with declining incentives, becomes more attractive to big investors, and gets taken seriously by utilities, it is arguably emerging as a mainstream technology. In this session, we'll talk with leading solar developers and utility experts about how solar stacks up in the generation mix -- and ask what could slow the industry's surge.

Moderator: Stephen Lacey, Senior Editor, Greentech Media

Tom Doyle, President and CEO, NRG Solar
Diana Drysdale, President, PSEG Power Ventures
Tanguy Serra, Chief Operating Officer, SolarCity
Howard Wenger, President, Business Units, SunPower

Coffee Break
Crowdsourced Market Insight: Solar's Biggest Questions

What will happen to the market if the ITC expires? What technologies will dominate the market in 10 years? Will the "value of solar tariff" replace net metering? These are among the solar industry's biggest questions, and this session will offer attendees an opportunity to have their say. All attendees will vote on 10 of the industry's biggest questions, and our panel of experts will react and respond to the crowdsourced answers in this engaging, informative panel.
Moderator: Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President, GTM Research

Dan Berwick, Vice President of Business Development, , Borrego Solar Systems
Darren Van’t Hof, Director, Renewable Energy Investments, US Bank
Minh Le, Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Abe Yokell, Partner, , RockPort Capital

Assessing the Impact of the U.S.-China Solar Trade Case

Much has been said about the value and intentions of the latest U.S.-China solar trade case, but few have asked the more important questions: What is likely to happen? When will it happen? And how will it impact the market? This panel will provide a detailed, unbiased review of the case. Speakers will discuss the process and timeline of the current case, the potential for negotiated solutions, and the likely impact on market dynamics, module prices and the industry as a whole.
Moderator: Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President, GTM Research

David Christy, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie
John Gurley, Partner, , Arent Fox LLP
Shyam Mehta, Lead Upstream Solar Analyst, GTM Research

Lunch
track 1
Modules: Fostering Differentiation Amidst Commoditization
track 2
Inverters and the Balance of Systems: The Next Wave of Innovation


Opening Remarks: Paul Nahi, CEO, Enphase Energy
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track 1
GTM Research: The Module Market Landscape

Shyam Mehta, Lead Upstream Solar Analyst, GTM Research

track 2
GTM Research: Lowering PV System Costs

MJ Shiao, Director, Solar Research, GTM Research

track 1
Coffee Break
track 2
Coffee Break
Networking Reception


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