Signature Sponsor
Enphase Energy Logo
Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that connect solar generation, storage and management on one intelligent platform. The company revolutionized solar with its microinverter technology and produces the world's only truly integrated solar plus storage solution. Enphase has shipped approximately 12 million microinverters, and more than 500,000 Enphase residential and commercial systems have been deployed in more than 100 countries.
Reception Sponsor
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.
Registration Sponsor
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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).
Live Broadcast Sponsor
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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.
Crowdsourced Sponsor
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Founded in 2005, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2008, ReneSola (NYSE:SOL) is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of green energy products. Leveraging its global presence with offices and warehouses in more than 16 countries and expansive production facilities and sales network, Renesola is well positioned to provide the highest quality green energy products and on-time services for EPC, installers and green energy projects around the world.
Gold Sponsors
Conergy Logo
Conergy is one of the world's largest downstream solar companies — specializing in the design, finance, build and operation of high-performance solar systems — and a solar IPP. Founded in 1998, the company has pioneered the expansion of solar power globally and, today, combines industry-leading solar PV experience with access to capital across six continents. Conergy is privately held and majority-owned by Miami-based asset management firm Kawa Capital Management, Inc.www.conergy.com.
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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™.
Hanwha Q CELLS Logo
Hanwha Q CELLS America is headquartered in Irvine, CA and is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) and offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications, and solutions.
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.
Locus Energy Logo
Locus Energy is a solar monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the solar photovoltaic (PV) market spanning the residential, commercial, and utility sectors, with over 100,000 systems deployed across North America. Locus Energy’s cloud-based software aggregates, organizes, and analyzes performance data from multiple sources, making it easier to access, manage, and identify the causes of a solar system’s failure to meet performance expectations. Locus Energy is an affiliate of Genscape, the premier global commodity and energy information services company.
M+W Group Logo
M+W Group builds commercial and utility renewable energy systems for utilities, independent power producers, companies, and government agencies. Leveraging 550MW of solar experience, offices throughout the US and LATAM, and 100+ years of high technology project engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), and operations and maintenance (O&M), M+W designs and builds systems to maximize economic return and sustainable benefits for our clients.
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.
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.
TempoIQ Logo
TempoIQ is the leader in sensor analytics. We enable customers in Energy, Smart Grid, and more to transform massive streams of sensor data into real-time decisions. Our sensor analytics backend provides integrated real-time monitoring, deep analytics, and scalable storage of sensor data delivered as a secure cloud service that customers utilize to rapidly launch and grow their sensor analytics-enabled products, applications, and services.
Silver Sponsors
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.
First Solar Logo
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. Our vertically integrated power plant offerings diversify the energy portfolio and reduce the impact of fuel-price volatility while delivering an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuel electricity generation. By integrating technologies and expertise across the entire solar value chain, First Solar delivers bankable PV energy solutions that can maximize the value of our customers’ PV investment while minimizing their risk. With over 10 gigawatts installed worldwide, First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed, and operated some of the world’s largest and most successful PV power plants in existence, establishing the company as the partner of choice for customers globally.
OMCO Solar Logo
OMCO Holdings renewable division, OMCO Solar, was launched in 2007 and produces custom solar mounting structures for the solar industry. OMCO has become one of the racking leaders in the industry with 8GW of installed product. In 2017, OMCO Solar launched its proprietary Field-Fast™ solar mounting solution, benefiting from a nationwide manufacturing footprint (Ohio, Arizona, Alabama, Indiana) and leveraging steel procurement expertise to scale manufacturing in the US. For more information about OMCO Solar’s Field-Fast™ fixed-tilt racking, please visit: https://omcosolar.com.
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.
Upsolar America Logo
Upsolar America is dedicated to providing tariff-free, Made-in-America solar PV modules and financial solutions to customers across the country. Flexible manufacturing platforms and a commitment to R&D allow Upsolar to offer the highest quality-to-cost ratio on the market, supported by industry-leading product and performance guarantees. With more than 1 GW of products shipped around the world, Upsolar has consistently demonstrated its ability to provide secure, long-term investments.
Vikram Solar Logo
VIKRAM SOLAR produces high-quality PV modules at our fully-automated factory in Falta, West Bengal, India. Vikram Solar (www.vikramsolar.com) is a subsidiary of 40-year old industrial conglomerate, Vikram India Group. Vikram is diversified across 38 different companies in steel, textiles/dyes, EPC, along with our primary business as the world’s largest manufacturer of tea processing equipment. Vikram is listed as a Tier-1 manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy, a statement to the company's financial integrity. Our modules are 100% tariff-free (both cells and modules are manufactured in India), and recognized for above-average workmanship and quality. Vikram Solar's current capacity of 150 MW annually is expanding to 500 MW this year.
Bronze Sponsors
Pegasus Solar Logo
Founded in 2012, Pegasus Solar designs and manufactures innovative rooftop mounting systems for global solar markets. The company began commercialization in mid-2014 and is currently launching LightSpeed Mount Residential, a revolutionary new rail-less system. Operating from facilities in San Jose, California, Pegasus Solar’s team of solar industry veterans, talented engineers and experienced business executives are dedicated to simplifying solar, speeding up installations and driving out cost.
Power Electronics Logo
Power Electronics is a worldwide supplier of solar and energy storage inverters, with over 2GW installed. Our PECS product line offers a modular design, from 1MW to 2.3MW, for utility scale energy storage projects. PECS inverters support all battery technologies and are compatible with all SCADA and plant controller solutions. The company was founded 30 years ago in Valencia Spain and is now present in 28 countries. Our US headquarters is in Phoenix Arizona with our World Headquarters in Valencia Spain.
Quick Mount PV Logo
Quick Mount PV was founded on the principle that the mounting system is just as critical to the success of a solar installation as the modules and inverters. Since 2006, Quick Mount PV has advanced rooftop solar through its innovative, high-quality waterproof mounting systems. With industry-leading R&D, engineering, product testing and ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing in California, Quick Mount PV is committed to producing the industry’s most advanced solar mounting systems.
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
SunLink Logo
Guided by an enduring commitment to R&D, SunLink is advancing universal solar power adoption by continuing to innovate highly engineered balance of system products that make solar easier, safer, more reliable and less expensive to install. Our industry-leading roof-mount, ground-mount and tracker systems, combiner boxes, and wire management tools have been proven on more than 500 MW of commercial projects at 2,000+ sites across North America. Visit www.sunlink.com or follow www.twitter.com/sunlink.
Supporting Organizations
AEE Logo
ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMY (AEE) is a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. AEE engages in policy advocacy at the federal, state, and regulatory levels. AEE recently introduced PowerSuite, a robust set of tools to search, track, and collaborate on energy legislation and utility regulatory proceedings from across the country with one, easy-to-use interface. Learn more at www.aee.net
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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.
Arizona Solar Water Heating Alliance (AZSWHA) Logo
The Arizona Solar Water Heating Alliance (AZSWHA) is a newly formed trade association for the solar heating and cooling industry in Arizona. The goal of the organization is to promote the solar water heating industry. The group will concentrate on public policy and public education to seek greater adoption of solar water heating in Arizona.
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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
Center for Sustainable Energy Logo
The Center for Sustainable Energy is a mission-driven nonprofit, providing clean energy consulting services and program management to governments, regulators, utilities, businesses, property owners and others looking for an objective implementation partner to develop customized solutions that help lower energy costs, and increase consumer choice and accessibility to clean energy technologies. Expertise include: Clean Transportation, Energy Efficiency & Building Performance, Policy Support, Marketing, Education & Outreach and more. Learn more at EnergyCenter.org.
Centre for Sustainability and Excellence Logo
The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) has delivered its Advanced Certified Sustainability trainings in 25 countries, 5 continents and trained 5,000 professionals from non-for-profit, governmental and Fortune500 organizations. CSE will next be hosting its courses in Toronto (April 23-24) and New York (June 18-19). For more information visit http://www.cse-net.org/article/127/upcoming-trainings or contact us at sustainability@cse-net.org.
Clean Edge Inc. Logo
Clean Edge, Inc. is one of the world’s first research and advisory firms devoted to the clean-tech sector. For more than a decade, the firm has delivered timely data, expert analysis, and comprehensive insights. Clean Edge offers an unparalleled suite of indexing, benchmarking, and advisory services, including stock indexes, the U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, and the Utility Clean Energy Benchmarking Report. To learn more about working with Clean Edge, visit www.cleanedge.com.
Cleantech Law Partners Logo
Cleantech Law Partners is a full-service law firm dedicated exclusively to the legal and policy needs of renewable energy project developers and cleantech companies. CLP helps renewable energy developers, investors, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs obtain permits, negotiate key legal documents, secure intellectual property rights, and manage financial transactions. CLP also advises clients on corporate and tax matters, and serves as outside in-house counsel.
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Cleantech San Diego is a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. The organization achieves this by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region. Cleantech San Diego’s membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment.
Grid Alternatives Logo
GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that makes renewable energy technology and job training accessible to low-income communities. We bring together community partners, volunteers and job trainees to implement solar power and energy efficiency for low-income families, providing energy cost savings, valuable hands-on experience, and a source of clean, local energy that benefits us all.
New England Clean Energy Council Logo
NECEC is a regional non-profit clean energy business, policy and innovation organization whose mission is to accelerate the region’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of companies. NECEC works with clean energy businesses and entrepreneurs, policymakers and other stakeholders in the clean energy sector in New England and the Northeast through programs and initiatives that advance clean energy markets and help clean energy businesses access the resources they need to grow.
The Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association is a trade association founded in 1981 to promote clean, renewable, solar technologies. OSEIA works with industry leaders, academic scholars, legislators, government, and non-profit agencies to advocate for solar technologies and raise awareness of its potential to help secure an affordable, reliable, and clean energy future.
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PHOTON Publishing GmbH is the largest publisher worldwide in the field of solar electricity production. PHOTON’s monthly publications cover the solar world as no other publication does – with in-depth, independently researched articles written by our own staff of editors from around the world. Headquartered in Germany since 1996, we are the most renowned and completely independent solar magazine publisher dedicated to applying a critical approach to journalism. There is a strict separation between our editorial teams and advertising department to ensure a journalistic environment free of the influences of public relations. Our independent reporting is exactly what appeals to our readers.
SunSpec Alliance Logo
The SunSpec Alliance is a trade alliance of over 70 solar and storage distributed energy industry participants, together pursuing information standards to enable “plug & play” system interoperability. SunSpec standards address operational aspects of solar PV power and energy storage plants on the smart grid—including residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems—thus reducing cost, promoting technology innovation, and accelerating industry growth. More information at www.SunSpec.org
Volta Group Logo
Volta Group is a technology company based in New York. Our main focus is the development of smart solutions that promote responsible and more environmentally friendly living. We developed first public charging station for smart phones that is powered by combination of kinetic energy and solar energy: harnessing energy from pedestrians' footsteps and sun. We are also involved in developing solar street light solutions and in next period that will be our priority. More info: www.voltagroup.com
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.
Women in Solar Energy (WISE) Logo
Women in Solar Energy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas of the solar industry. For more information, please visit www.solwomen.org or contact us at info@solwomen.org.
Media Partners
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.
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enerG Magazine, now in its 10th year, delivers the big picture and bright future of alternative energy in North America—be part of that future now! Reaching more than 25,000 decision-makers in energy and related businesses, enerG covers all areas of alternative energy, including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and biofuels. To catch up on the latest in alternative energy, visit our website at www.altenerG.com.
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.
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Founded in 2009, SolarPV TV is the 1st Worldwide Internet TV portal devoted solely to solar PV technology and business. As the industry's foremost online TV source, Solar PV receives more than 51,000 regular viewers from over 184 countries. Through its ever popular News Weekly, executive panel discussions, interviews with industry leaders and experts, technology/policy/ market updates, and presence at most influential global events, SolarPV.TV is always at the heart of the solar PV industry.
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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.
Utility Dive: Solar Logo
Utility Dive: Solar covers industry news and provides original analysis on the latest happenings in solar energy. With a weekly digital newsletter, Utility Dive: Solar serves executives with news coverage of distributed solar, utility-scale solar, solar technology, regulatory and policy issues, and more.