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The U.S. solar market has seen unprecedented development over the past year, becoming one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy in 2010 and into 2011. The most definitive data documenting the market’s evolution has come from a partnership between the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and GTM Research, the research arm of clean technology media outlet, Greentech Media.

“The U.S. photovoltaic market is poised to nearly double in 2011, expanding across states and market segments.”

This month, SEIA® and Greentech Media announce a conference that will lend a voice to this in-depth market data and expand upon the market’s competitive outlook for industry professionals: The U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference.

Scheduled for November 16-17, 2011 in San Francisco, CA, this two-day, highly focused event will host the industry’s leading players and examine the most relevant trends in the market. The event will be underpinned by GTM Research’s comprehensive data and analysis, as well as the findings from GTM Research/SEIA®’s quarterly U.S. Solar Market Insight Reports.

Major themes on the U.S. Solar Market Insight agenda:

  • Defining and achieving bankability in the U.S.
  • Assessing the state of project finance in the U.S.
  • The utility-scale solar outlook in the U.S.
  • The role of the U.S. in a globalized solar supply chain
  • Downstream integration: Yes or no
  • Many more topics

“The U.S. is on pace to be the world’s largest solar market. That means new, exciting opportunities to grow your business. But you have to know your market. The Solar Market Insight Conference will provide the most comprehensive, in-depth look at the current state of the U.S. solar market -- the opportunities, the challenges and the trends that you will need to understand to give your company an edge over the competition.”

“The U.S. photovoltaic market is poised to nearly double in 2011, expanding across states and market segments,” added Shayle Kann, Managing Director of GTM Research’s solar practice. “But with real risks ahead, it is imperative to identify the markets, geographies, and business models that can support sustainable growth. This conference will provide unrivaled detail and executive discussion on the state and future of solar in the U.S.”

Solar industry experts, financiers and investors, electric utility executives, technology vendors and more are encouraged to register now for this space-limited conference. Discounts are available for SEIA members, and for those who register prior to Sept. 30. All registrants receive a $100 discount. Learn more about the conference and register here: