Reception Sponsors
DuPont Logo
DuPont is the leading specialty materials supplier to the solar energy industry, with advanced materials including Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes and Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films that help improve the power output, durability and return on investments for solar energy systems. What goes into your solar panels determines what you get out of them: Materials Matter™.
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.
Platinum Sponsors
truSolar® Logo
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.
Gold Sponsors
DuPont Logo
DuPont is the leading specialty materials supplier to the solar energy industry, with advanced materials including Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes and Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films that help improve the power output, durability and return on investments for solar energy systems. What goes into your solar panels determines what you get out of them: Materials Matter™.
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.
Jinko Solar Logo
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 8.0 GW for silicon wafers, 5.0 GW for solar cells, and 8.0 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2017. JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. works closely with top financial institutions and key stakeholders in the solar industry.  Publicly vetted by trusted industry third party laboratories, JinkoSolar is one of the fastest growing and most reliable PV suppliers in the United States and Canada. The North American headquarters is located in San Francisco with 5 regional sales offices.
MaxGen Energy Services Logo
MaxGen Energy Services (MaxGen) is an independent asset and operations services group. With over 300MW currently contracted, MaxGen provides services ranging from day-to-day monitoring and operation to issue resolution on plants all across North America. The MaxGen team has over 1.2GW of wind and solar O&M experience. The MaxGen 24/7 operations center acts as the hub and dispatch center for all plants being managed. Data analysis, alarm response and utility coordination activities all enable MaxGen to be responsive to all our clients’ needs. All field technicians are trained to work on all plant components and we specialize in specific component certifications like inverters and trackers. MaxGen also maintains contractors/engineering licenses in multiple states in the U.S.
SolarEdge Logo
As a top-tier inverter company and the leader of the DC power optimizer segment, SolarEdge has shipped over 1.3 GW of its DC optimized inverter systems, which have been installed in more than 70 countries. Maximizing power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced, the SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, and a cloud-based monitoring platform.
Power-One Logo
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.
SMA Solar Technology Logo
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.
Silver Sponsors
Swinerton Renewable Energy Logo
Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) offers engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV® services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America to a diverse range of clients. Over 130 years of building landmark projects, Swinerton has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, workmanship, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. Today, our team takes pride in building cost-effective solar systems that will generate reliable, clean power for many years to come. SRE has delivered over 4 GW solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 4.5 GW of PV plants. Learn more about Swinerton Renewable Energy at swinertonrenewable.com.
Gonvarri Steel Services Logo
Solar Steel by Gonvarri is the leading solution for the solar market. Solar Steel has surpassed 800 MW solar structures of their own design for both fixed and tracking structures. We have combined the quality standards from our experience to ensure the efficiency of solar power generation. As experts in the engineering and construction of metal structures, Solar Steel by Gonvarri offers design solutions that optimize weight and cost; Please join us for a factory tour on April 14th & 15th in Surprise, Arizona.
Bronze Sponsors
APS America Logo
APS is a global leader providing advanced, powerful solar microinverter technology for residential and commercial systems. The APS solution combines highly efficient power inversion with a user-friendly monitoring interface for reliable, intelligent energy. Now available: the groundbreaking APS YC1000, the world’s first 3-phase, 4-panel microinverter for commercial applications. APS ranked No. 2 in global market share among top microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2013 (source: GTM Research).
BASF Corp Logo
BASF is the world¹s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF North America's operations, visit www.basf.us
Canadian Solar Logo
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar Inc., (NASDAQ:CSIQ) is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar modules and PV project developer with about 6 GW of premium quality modules deployed around the world more than a decade, Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable solar companies in the world. Canadian Solar operates in six continents with customers in over 70 countries. Canadian Solar is committed to providing high-quality solar products, solar system solutions and services to customers around the world.
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.
Flextronics Logo
Flextronics, the world’s leading supply chain solutions company, is enabling the energy industry transformation to smarter and cleaner energy infrastructure with a portfolio of solutions and services that span the generation, storage, transmission, distribution, and consumption of electricity. These solutions enable power companies, energy OEMs, and commercial customers to accelerate time-to-market, free up cash flow and meet energy efficiency requirements in local and regional markets.
IOI Solar Logo
IOI Solar, a leader in ground mount racking innovation, designs and manufactures low cost, material efficient products for the PV Solar Mounting market. IOI Solar is an expert in metal forming and fabrication and has utilized this expertise to develop a fixed tilt ground mount system for commercial and utility scale projects. Our unique drivers for cost reduction include our proprietary metal forming technology which allows IOI Solar to offer one of the lowest kg of steel/watt and fastest installations through mechanical module mounting. For more information visit www.ioisolar.com.
SPG Solar Logo
SPG Solar designs, engineers, installs and maintains commercial solar projects and markets a world class tracker technology to solar developers and integrators. The SunSeeker® single-axis tracker has created a new standard for cost-effective, high-performing solar tracking solutions. Utility and commercial projects bank on the SunSeeker tracker since it is the smartest ground mount solution, driving maximum value. Visit www.spgsolar.com to learn more.
Sungrow Power Logo
Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd (“Sungrow”) is a global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables with over 60GW installed worldwide as of December 2017. Founded in 1997 by University Professor Renxian Cao, Sungrow is a leader in the research and development of solar inverters, with the largest dedicated R&D team in the industry and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter solutions and energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications, as well as internationally recognized floating PV plant solutions. With a strong 20-year track record in the PV space, Sungrow products power installations in over 50 countries, maintaining a worldwide market share of over 15%. Learn more about Sungrow by visiting www.sungrowpower.com
Vivint Logo
Vivint Solar is a leading provider of distributed solar energy – electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at a customer’s location – to residential customers in the United States. Vivint Solar’s customers pay little to no money upfront, receive significant savings relative to utility generated electricity and continue to benefit from guaranteed energy prices over the 20-year term of their contracts. Vivint Solar finances, designs, installs, monitors and services the solar energy systems to make things easy for its customers. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com or follow @VivintSolar.
Communications Sponsor
Impress Labs Logo
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
AltEnergyMag Logo
AltEnergyMag is technical resource full of News, Articles and Interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry, with an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization.
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.
Media Partners
Arizona Solar Center Logo
The mission of the Arizona Solar Center is to enhance the utilization of renewable energy, educate Arizona's residents on solar technology developments, support commerce and industry in the development of solar and other sustainable technologies and coordinate these efforts throughout the state of Arizona.
Az4Solar Logo
The mission of Az4Solar is to promote development of a Solar Economy that will create thousands of sustainable high-wage jobs in Arizona. Az4Solar is creating programs and initiatives designed to: Educate consumers, business leaders, policy makers and the emerging solar workforce; Advocate our solar energy imperatives and the compelling opportunity to stimulate economic growth; Facilitate interaction amongst members of the solar energy food chain
Midwest Energy News Logo
Midwest Energy News is a daily collection of the most important energy stories in the Midwest and beyond, and a nationally recognized source of original journalism. Join our growing audience of entrepreneurs, government officials, utility managers, media professionals and other stakeholders in the changing energy economy. Sign up for our daily email digest today, or find us on Twitter at @MWenergynews.
PV Solar Report Logo
PV Solar Report publishes news for busy solar professionals. Our goal is to share valuable insights with our dedicated readers, subscribers, and followers to move the U.S. solar industry forward.
Solar Power World Logo
Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped solar contractors—including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets—do their jobs better. Solar Power World produces weekly e-newsletters, bimonthly print issues, regular webinars, podcasts, videos and social media. SPW has the largest engaged online audience of any solar industry magazine.
SolarPro Magazine Logo
SolarPro is a technical trade publication whose mission is to increase the deployment of solar generation in North America through industry-leading coverage of utility, commercial and residential system design and installation best practices. Subject matter experts with significant experience working in the North American solar markets write the all-original editorial content for system designers, engineers, installers, project managers, integrators, equipment manufacturers, product wholesalers, and business owners and executives.
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Greentech Media Logo
Greentech Media delivers business-to- business news, analysis and events at the forefront of the global energy transformation. Our coverage area extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utility market’s evolution. Greentech Media’s industry-leading coverage is provided by a team of analysts from our market intelligence arm, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, as well as our world-class journalists and global network of expert contributors.
GTM Research Logo
GTM Research is now Wood Mackenzie, the leading market analysis and advisory firm on the transformation of the global electricity industry. GTM Research is comprised of analysts covering solar, grid edge, and energy storage markets. Our analysts combine diverse backgrounds in energy, environmental, emerging technology, information technology and strategic consulting sectors. This diverse team provides critical and timely market analysis in the form of research reports, consulting, and data subscription services.
Media Partner
SolarCurator Logo
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.