Next week, the solar industry convenes in Las Vegas for Solar Power International. A few of GTM Research's analysts have been asked to speak about trends in the solar and energy storage sectors. The following presentations will be at LVCC North Hall, Booth #171.

Below is the schedule, and here is a complete show guide.

Energy Storage Industry Trends: Modernizing the Grid and Enhancing Renewables
Ravi Manghani, Director, Energy Storage

Growing more than 250 percent in 2015 -- with more energy storage systems deployed in the last quarter of 2015 than in all of 2013 and 2014 combined -- the energy storage industry is on pace for another record year. Whether installed independently or combined with solar or wind assets, energy storage is quickly reshaping the outlook for the energy industry, driving new opportunities and delivering multiple benefits to the grid. Join the Energy Storage Association and GTM Research for an insightful look at why energy storage is a policy priority in so many markets, what the drivers and value of storage are, and how storage systems enhance renewable energy deployments. Built from the collaborative quarterly publication of the U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report series, Matt Roberts (ESA) and Ravi Manghani (GTMR) will provide participants with an overview of energy storage market trends and a perspective on what lies on the horizon for the industry.

When? Tuesday, September 13 | 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Competitive Landscape for Balance-of-Systems Technologies
Benjamin Gallagher, Solar Analyst

Factors including the adoption of 1,500-volt technology, the cutthroat inverter market, and major price declines are rapidly changing dynamics in the balance-of-systems landscape. During this presentation, we will examine current market developments and discuss what to look for in 2017.

When? Wednesday, September 14 | 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Identifying the Top Markets for Solar in the U.S.
Austin Perea, Solar Analyst

The solar policy environment is rapidly evolving across the country. In this presentation, we take into consideration state-level policies such as net energy metering, market and rate design, incentive programs, and a variety of other factors that are influencing the size and trajectory of the U.S. solar market, while identifying the top U.S. market opportunities for distributed generation.

When? Wednesday, September 14 | 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

What to Expect for PV Module Technology and Costs
Jade Jones, Senior Solar Analyst

This presentation will explore how current drivers in the upstream PV supply chain are affecting near-term production cost and technology investment forecasts.

When? Wednesday, September 14 | 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Head on over to LVCC North Hall, Booth #171 for the presentations. While you're close by, be sure to stop by Greentech Media's booth (#165) to meet our analysts and editorial team.


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