Breakfast and Check-In
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

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

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

Shyam Mehta, Lead Upstream Solar Analyst, GTM Research

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GTM Research: Lowering PV System Costs

MJ Shiao, Director, Solar Research, GTM Research

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Bankability Leaders: Thriving Amidst Consolidation

Moderator: Shyam Mehta, Lead Upstream Solar Analyst, GTM Research

Robert Benedict, VP North America, RECOM
Nigel Cockroft, General Manager, Jinko Solar U.S. Inc.
Jeff Dorety, President, Americas, Trina Solar
Charles Pimentel, Chief Operating Officer and SVP for the Americas, Solar Frontier

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Assessing Inverter Performance and Reliability

Moderator: MJ Shiao, Director, Solar Research, GTM Research

Mark Abrams, Director of Product Management, Enphase Energy
Thomas S. Enzendorfer, Chief Comm. Officer, Soligent Distribution & Solar Engine
Todd Miklos, Affiliate Partner, , Envect Inc.
Jim Morgenson, Director, Strategic Accounts, SMA America, LLC
Phil Vyhanek, President, Solectria Renewables

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Technology Leaders: Creating Value through Innovation

Moderator: Shyam Mehta, Lead Upstream Solar Analyst, GTM Research

Raffi Garabedian, CTO, First Solar
Theresa Jester, CEO, Silicor Materials
Geoffrey Kinsey, Director of Photovoltaic Technologies, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE)
Brad Mattson, CEO, Siva Power

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PV Asset Management and O&M

Moderator: Nicole Litvak, Solar Analyst, GTM Research

Joe Brotherton, President, MaxGen Energy Services
David Kenny, Director of Fleet Operations, Sunrun
Mark McLanahan, President of Global Services, SunEdison
Chad Sachs, CEO, Radian Generation

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Coffee Break
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Coffee Break
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Quality Leaders: Driving Performance and Reliability

Moderator: Jade Jones, Solar Analyst, GTM Research

Conrad Burke, Global Marketing Director, , DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Zach Campeau, Product Manager, Modules Group, SunPower Corp.
Stephane Dufrenne, Chief Technology Officer, Upsolar
Andy Klump, CEO and Founder, Clean Energy Associates

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Accelerating BOS Cost Reductions in Rooftop Solar

Moderator: MJ Shiao, Director, Solar Research, GTM Research

Marcelo Gomez, Director of Marketing, Unirac
Craig Lawrence, VP Marketing, SolarBridge Technologies
Dru Sutton, Technical Marketing Manager, SolarEdge
Josh Weiner, Director, Engineering, NRG Residential Solar Solutions

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Cracking the Code on Soft Costs

Moderator: Eric Wesoff, Editor-in-Chief, Greentech Media

Vikram Aggarwal, Chief Executive and Founder, EnergySage
Kristen Ardani, Solar Technology Markets and Policy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Zach Rubin, Co-Founder & CEO, , THiNKnrg

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The BOS of Tomorrow: Disruptive Technologies for the Utility Landscape

Moderator: MJ Shiao, Director, Solar Research, GTM Research

Mark Kingsley, Chief Executive Officer, AlionEnergy
John Schroeder, Senior Vice President, Engineering, , E3 International Corporation
Dean Solon, CEO & Founder, Shoals Technologies Group
Larry Truong, Director, Business Development, Power-One Renewable Energy

Networking Reception

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