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Greentech Media, the industry leader for news, market research and conferences in the green technology market, hosts its fourth annual Solar Summit March 14­–15, 2011 at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, CA. With an agenda put together by Greentech Media (GTM) Research’s expert analysts, the conference brings together the top executives in PV, CSP, finance and policy to chart the future of the globalsolarindustry.

The Solar Summit’s premier PV manufacturing panel, “PV in the Industrial Age: The Challenges of Gigawatt-scale Manufacturing,” moderated by GTM Research senior analyst Shyam Mehta, will feature speakers from Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ); Q-Cells SE (ETR: QCE); Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP); Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL); and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: YGE).

The summit’s premier project development panel (“Utility-Scale PV – The Next Big Thing?”) invites a diverse set of industry incumbents, including Axio Power Inc.; First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR); GE Energy (NYSE: GE); NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG); and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA) to discuss how the utility PV market in the U.S. is becoming a focal point of demand growth.

The conference will feature keynotes from Dr. Richard Swanson, President Emeritus, SunPower Corporation, and Fong Wan, Senior Vice President, Energy Procurement, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Over the two days of the conference, delegates will hear from leaders across the entire value chain of the solar industry.  Sessions include: Expanding the U.S. PV Market, Dynamics in Inverters and Power Optimization, Financing the Solar Revolution, The Return of Concentrating Solar, and The Maturation of VC and PE Investing in Solar.

View the full agenda here and the full speaker list here.

Registration is still available for Greentech Media’s 2011 Solar Summit, including discounts for non-profits, academic instutions and students. Please see www.solarsummit2011.com for more information, or contact events@greentechmedia.com.