For the first time ever, Solar Power International will host an Industry Trends booth (#3038) featuring solar market research and education from GTM Research, SEPA, SEIA, and IREC. The sessions will focus on data-driven insights based on solar industry competitive intelligence and research.

Five solar analysts from GTM Research will be speaking throughout the course of the conference on topics ranging from residential solar forecasts to the ever-shifting inverter landscape. Below is the complete presentation schedule for GTM analysts.

The U.S. Residential PV Market: Trends, Players and Forecast
Speaker: Nicole Litvak, Solar Analyst, GTM Research
Tuesday, October 22, 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, October 24, 11:00 a.m.

This presentation will take a deep dive into current U.S. residential solar market dynamics. It will cover major areas of demand, demand drivers, and the companies that are pioneering new business models to drive residential growth.

Five Markets to Watch: Hidden Opportunities for U.S. PV Demand
Speaker: Cory Honeyman, Solar Analyst, GTM Research | SEIA
Tuesday, October 22, 1:00 p.m.

This session will focus on identifying five states where GTM Research expects demand growth over the next two to three years. These will be states that are off the beaten path or whose markets generally are not well understood, but which have significant potential for growth in one or more segments.

The Ever-Shifting U.S. PV Inverter Landscape
Speaker: MJ Shiao, Senior Solar Analyst, GTM Research
Wednesday, October 23, 11:00 a.m.

This session will look at the market for PV inverters in the U.S., including technological trends (e.g., growth of microinverters), major players, and the role of domestic manufacturing.

PV Production and Price Outlook
Speaker: Shyam Mehta, Senior Solar Analyst, GTM Research
Wednesday, October 23, 11:30 a.m.

This session will discuss key historical and expected future trends in PV production and pricing across the globe, with an emphasis on the U.S. market. Topics discussed will include supply-demand balance, pricing trends by end-market, top suppliers by region, and module technology trends.

Solar and the Grid Edge: The Complex Relationship Between Utilities and PV
Speaker: Shayle Kann, VP of Research, GTM Research | SEPA
Wednesday, October 23, 1:30 p.m.

This session will bring together many of the issues impacting the relationship between solar (particularly distributed solar) and utilities. It will address the current dynamics and interactions between the two parties, as well as how things might play out in the future. Though it will touch on issues such as net metering, the focus of the session will be a broader, longer-term outlook for utility/solar interaction.

The Industry Trends booth is #3038, and the full conference agenda can be found here. On your way over, don’t forget to stop by the Greentech Media booth (#3041) and meet the team.