Platinum Sponsors
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The truSolar Working Group is a consortium of leading solar market participants which exists to establish uniform credit screening standards for commercial and industrial PV projects and, in turn, enhance availability of lower cost capital to drive our industry forward. The truSolar™ credit screen will provide a comprehensive assessment of risks – including project, system, construction, performance and financing – from development to long-term operation and will be offered as an accessible and industry-established standard for adoption by industry stakeholders at all stages of the project life cycle and value chain. The truSolar® screen contemplates a comprehensive assessment of risks from pre-development through long-term operations. An industry-driven, accessible standard credit screen for PV project selection, underwriting and approval, may improve overall marketplace efficiencies while providing a common approach to which a wide range of related methods, tools, products and services can be applied.
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With more than 35 years of experience, SMA Solar Technology is the world’s leading photovoltaic system technology and support services specialist. As a comprehensive solutions provider for residential through utility-scale projects, SMA supports its partners with advanced, best-in-class inverter, monitoring, and control technology, as well as the industry’s #1 ranked service organization. Subsidiaries are located on six continents and in every major solar market across the globe.
Gold Sponsors
Shoals Technologies Group Logo
Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Shoals has grown exponentially since its founding in 1996, and maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions. Additional information is available at www.shoals.com.
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Power-One is the World’s second largest manufacturer of solar power inverters. It has forty years of innovating new products and technologies and brings a unique expertise to provide industry-leading yields based on reliability, uptime and energy harvesting. Power-One’s products maximize design flexibility with the highest energy harvest because of innovative technology like its precise MPPT technology, modular architecture and efficient designs for use by utility, commercial and the residential industries.
Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Logo
Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa America, Inc., is the #1 commercial inverter supplier in the U.S. Solectria’s products include 3.8 to 750 kW inverters, string combiners and web-based monitoring for all size solar systems. Solectria is backed by over 100 years of power electronics and inverter experience. All of Solectria’s three-phase central inverters are made in the USA. PV System owners, developers and EPCs rely on the high performance, reliability and bankability of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar. To learn more, please go to www.solectria.com.
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Suzhou Talesun Solar Technologies Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jiangsu Zhongli Group (SZ: 002309), Talesun Solar Technologies was established in 2010 with a total investment of 5 billion RMB(the registered capital of 3 billion RMB). With an annual capacity of 3 GW cells and 5 GW modules, Talesun Solar Technologies has built the state-of-art, fully automated production line; all equipment comes from Italy, Germany and Japan. It enabled us to be the world’s leading large-scale scientific & PV manufacturing company. Talesun Solar Technologies is the only Chinese company who had received the VDE Quality-tested Certificate in PV industry, which guarantees Talesun Solar Technologies excellent product quality. Talesun Solar Technologies has also received “2015 china photovoltaic top runner award” for being an excellent inverter enterprise. Talesun Solar Technologies takes the lead in extending PV industry chain: till end of 2016, Talesun Solar Technologies has cumulatively invested and developed more than 4GW PV power plants. Talesun Technologies will innovatively launch high-efficiency“Diversified eco-agricultural PV”project in 2016.Talesun Solar Technologies plays a leading role in the global photovoltaic industry chain extension and contributes to a better world environment.
Trina Solar Logo
Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is a global leading provider of integrated PV modules and smart energy solutions, with its main business focused on PV products, PV systems and smart energy solutions. Its business covers R&D, production and sales of PV modules, power stations and system equipment, PV power generation and operations services, smart microgrids, development and sales of multi-energy systems, as well as operation and management of energy cloud platforms. In 2018, the company took the lead in evolving into a brand in the world of energy IoT (internet of things), established the Trina Solar IoT Industry Development Alliance and the New Energy IoT Industry Innovation Center in concert with the industry's leading producers and research institutes both in and outside of China, built an innovative platform for research into energy IoT as well as an IoT ecosphere with numerous partners and is committed to becoming a global leader in the smart energy sector. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.
Silver Sponsors
JA Solar Logo
With shipments exceeding 3 GW in 2014, JA Solar (NASDAQ: JASO) is one of the world’s largest producers of efficient and reliable PV cells and modules. JA Solar ranks healthiest among tier-one manufacturers for lowest debt ratio. Our industry-leading financial strength ensures bankability, corporate reliability, customer care and warranty support for years to come. As a global top ten PV module supplier, JA Solar is committed to technological innovation and continuous performance improvement.
Bronze Sponsors
Atonometrics Logo
Atonometrics is a leading provider of test and measurement solutions for the solar industry. Our PV power plant solutions reduce PV performance and financial risk by lowering irradiance measurement uncertainties, measuring PV module soiling in real time, and measuring PV module degradation rates quickly and accurately in the field.
Chint Power Systems Logo
Chint Power Systems America is a global inverter solutions provider with service centers in Texas and California. CPS is delivering flexible, high performance products, and since 2015 CPS has been the leading provider of 3-phase string inverters (USA, GTM Research data). Low cost leadership is achieved by leveraging Chint’s vertical integration and supply chain economies of scale. Chint is a $7B diversified group of industrial and energy systems companies; T&D substations, PV panels, inverters, storage systems, finance and EPC. www.chintpowersystems.com.
REC Logo
Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) is a leading vertically integrated player in the solar energy industry. It is among the world's largest producers of polysilicon and wafers for solar applications, and a rapidly growing manufacturer of solar cells and modules. REC Solar US delivers high performance solar energy solutions to the residential, commercial and utilities segments, and targets project development in selected segments across the U.S. REC strives to improve the technologies, processes, products and production levels to make solar energy competitive in the energy market. This means pioneering advances in technology and focusing on stable and efficient operations. It means committed employees dedicated to lowering production costs and driving the growth of solar energy - profitably. Through innovation, REC is also committed to reducing the environmental impact of generating electricity from solar energy. The company has a light carbon footprint due to the fact that it uses hydropower for its silicon production, and the majority of its wafer and cell operations. Additionally, a Life cycle analyses carried out by Utrecht University and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands showed that the energy payback time for REC solar systems with its crystalline silicon-based solar modules was lower than any others they had examined. REC has received numerous accolades for its process innovation and product quality including a 2010 Solar Industry Award for module manufacturing innovation, first place among a field of 46 in Photon’s 2011 energy yield test and a 2011 Solar Industry Award for new, innovative production of granular polysilicon.
Networking Reception Sponsor
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Sunora Energy Solutions is a design-build energy solutions company that makes solar power cost-effective through proprietary innovation, scale, & operational excellence in engineering, construction, and fabrication. Sunora provides high quality, integrated solutions at the lowest total cost in the industry. Sunora services a range of customers from developers to consumers across the United States, North America and the Caribbean that need affordable utility and distributed power generation. Sunora is a privately-held corporation based in Phoenix, Arizona and subsidiary of NRG Solar, one of the largest solar power developers in the United States. For more information about Sunora Energy Solutions, please visit the company’s website at www.SunoraEnergy.com
Media Partner
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Since its inception in April 2012, SolarCurator.com has become one of the go-to alternative media outlets, offering timely viewpoints and freshly culled content and ideas from throughout the global solar community. The new SolarCurator 2.0 recently launched, offering a cleaner look and feel with a responsive second-generation design and a more-inclusive and collaborative editorial policy. Sign up for RSS feeds, weekly newsletter, sponsorship opportunities, and more at www.solarcurator.com.
Communications Sponsor
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Impress Labs is a global-minded creative and marketing communications agency specializing in building brands for technology companies in the sustainability, semiconductor, and life science industries worldwide. We develop value-based marketing strategies and provide results-driven execution. Our clients include First Solar, GT Advanced Technologies, Dow Electronic Materials, Flexible Display Center at ASU, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, ASM, SAFC Hitech, ATMI, and Entrepix.
Supporting Organizations
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Founded in 1997, AriSEIA is a non-profit trade organization representing local, national and international solar companies in Arizona. Our focus is on educating the public and key decision makers about solar and how to tap its benefits. We are also intensely focused on promoting professionalism within the solar industry and helping create and protect public policies that support the solar industry and its customers. AriSEIA is a state chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a national trade organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is working to build a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. SEIA is a 501 c (6) non-profit association. A separate 501 c(3) called The Solar Foundation oversees policy-driven research and develops education outreach programs to promote positive policy and further deployment of solar energy in the U.S.
SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. Our 1860+ member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. SEMI serves our solar members through standards development, technology roadmap activities, events, and advocacy. For more information, visit www.semi.org and www.pvgroup.org.
Vote Solar Logo
Vote Solar is a non-profit advocacy organization with the mission of making solar a mainstream energy resource. We work at the state level all across the U.S. to support the policies and programs needed to repower our grid with clean energy.