GTM Research is excited to partner with Solar Power International on the Industry Trends presentations. Stop by booth #3017 to hear from our analysts. You can also find our booth right around the corner at #3617.
Below is the schedule, and here is a complete show guide.
Latin America & Caribbean Solar Alliance Launch Event
Tuesday, September 15 | 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Senior Analyst Adam James sits down with some of Latin America's leading solar executives to discuss the current and future state of the market.
Related research: Latin America PV Playbook
Solar as a Grid Edge Asset: Opportunities to Bridge the Solar-Utility Divide
Wednesday, September 16 | 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President
As the penetration of PV increases, its effect on the grid cannot be ignored. GTM Research Senior Vice President Shayle Kann outlines the emerging business models and opportunities for solar developers and utilities to leverage PV systems as assets in a robust and reliable grid.
Related research: Grid Edge Executive Council
Enabling Next-Generation PV Assets: A Roadmap for PV Technologies and Costs
Wednesday, September 16 | 11:00-11:30 a.m.
MJ Shiao, Director, Solar Research
The rapid decline of the cost of PV is a major fuel for the explosive growth of PV installations. With the potential elimination of the federal ITC and impending changes to the solar PV value proposition, the solar industry must look toward technology innovation and novel designs to continue lowering the cost of PV and capture new revenue streams.
Related research: Global PV Systems and Technologies, 2015 (coming soon)
The State and Future of the U.S. Solar Market
Wednesday, September 16 | 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Cory Honeyman, Senior Solar Analyst
The U.S. PV market continues to grow at a blistering pace, with new state markets and new models quickly emerging. Rooted in data from GTM Research and SEIA’s U.S. Solar Market Insight publication, this presentation will showcase the latest trends, risks and forecasts for the U.S. PV market in the final quarter of 2015 and beyond.
Related research: U.S. Solar Market Insight
Trends in the Distributed Solar Competitive Landscape
Wednesday, September 16 | 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Nicole Litvak, Senior Solar Analyst
As U.S. residential and commercial solar enter the mainstream mindset, new approaches to financing, origination, development and installation are quickly emerging. This presentation breaks down the complex competitive environment for distributed solar and highlights the companies and models that are benefiting from the fast evolving landscape.
Related research: U.S. PV Leaderboard
Navigating the U.S. PV Inverter Landscape
Wednesday, September 16 | 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Scott Moskowitz, Solar Analyst
New grid integration regulations. New electric code requirements. Always-prevalent price pressure. New entrants. Demands for remote-control functionality. These are just a few hallmarks of the treacherous course that U.S. inverter suppliers must navigate to survive. This presentation charts a course to market success by highlighting the trends in technology, pricing and product strategy for U.S. inverter suppliers.
Related research: Global PV Inverter Landscape, 2015
The Future of U.S. PV Module Pricing
Wednesday, September 16 | 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Jade Jones, Senior Solar Analyst
U.S. system pricing continues to be heavily pressured despite soaring demand for PV, resulting in continued pressure on PV module costs. GTM Research Senior Analyst Jade Jones walks through how U.S. tariffs, global supply-demand balance and fundamental costs will affect PV module pricing in late 2015 and 2016.
Related research: PV Pulse
Strategies for Success in Latin American Solar Markets
Wednesday, September 16 | 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Adam James, Senior Solar Analyst
The Latin American market has exploded from just 100 megawatts in 2013 to 2 gigawatts of new PV in 2015. What's more, many of these installations have been in unsubsidized markets where PV competes and is winning against traditional energy options. With opportunities seemingly everywhere, GTM Research Senior Analyst Adam James highlights the best opportunities, the key risks, and the strategies being employed to navigate the promising but complex market.
Related research: Latin America PV Playbook
Opportunities in the Budding Energy Storage Markets
Wednesday, September 16 | 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Ravi Manghani, Senior Energy Storage Analyst
The interest in storage continues to outpace the market, but the maturation of business models and technology costs is rapidly increasing the energy storage’s market potential. Going beyond the hype, GTM Research Senior Energy Storage Analyst Ravi Manghani outlines the true economics and opportunities for solar companies exploring the energy storage landscape.
Related research: U.S. Energy Storage Monitor
What’s Next for Utility Solar in the U.S.?
Thursday, September 17 | 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Colin Smith, Analyst, Solar
The utility market has been a big driver for U.S. solar’s growth and will account for 60% of annual PV installed capacity in 2015 and 2016. Procurement driven by renewable portfolio standard requirements has created the bulk of utility solar demand, but the falling costs of PV have driven utilities to procure solar based on project economics alone. GTM Research discusses the future for the utility market in the post-RPS landscape and key drivers that will help push utility solar across any potential federal ITC cliff.
Related research: U.S. Utility PV Market Tracker
Greentech Media will be at booth #3617. Stop by to meet our editors and GTM Research analysts.