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Event Partner
Folsom Labs Logo
Folsom Labs develops HelioScope, an advanced PV system design tool that integrates system layout and performance modeling to simplify the process of engineering and selling solar projects.
Signature Sponsor
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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
Platinum Sponsors
Ginlong/Solis Inverters Technologies Logo
Established in 2005, Ginlong Technologies (Solis) is one of the oldest and largest string inverter manufacturers in the world. Combining unmatched experience in more than 60 counties across 6 continents, Ginlong Solis has strong leadership positions in the world’s fastest growing solar markets, with 1 GW annual production capacity. The company offers One Stop Shop, Bankable and Reliable string inverter solutions selling under the Ginlong Solis brand, for solar projects from 1kW to 20MW. The Ginlong Solis Inverter is listed on Approved Vendor Lists of leading banks and financing institutes. Third party inverter qualification testing was completed by DNV GL. Ginlong Solis inverter products have an outstanding field record in the United States since the introduction of product line to the US in 2009. Ginlong Solis USA, headquartered in Ohio, warehoused in California, offers NABCEP certified training programs and live, local technical support nationwide. Highlighted in the Ginlong Solis booth will be the breakthrough Low Profile NEMA 4X Solis Rapid Shutdown Device for mounting under the panels. Ginlong Solis was recently awarded the prestigious EuPD Research Top Brand PV Inverter Seal of approval in the United Kingdom. Ginlong is a publicly traded company.
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Huawei is a leading global ICT and network energy solutions provider. Currently, Huawei network energy products and solutions are used in over 170 countries, serving one third of the world's population. Huawei continuously brings high-quality products and services based on its experience accumulated over the past three decades. Ranked 83rd on the Fortune Global 500 companies and ranked 70th Top Global Brands by Interbrand, Huawei innovatively integrates digital information technology, Internet technology, and PV technology, combining with design concepts of Simple, Digital, and Smart O&M to promote an industry-leading FusionSolar smart PV solution. It greatly optimizes initial investments, reduces O&M costs, raises energy yield, and increases ROI of the PV plant. It has been widely deployed in various countries and regions and widely recognized by customers from China, Europe, Japan, America, India, Asia Pacific and Latin America region. Huawei FusionSolar smart PV solution takes power plants as products that can be delivered to customers. By optimizing and innovating the entire process, from power plant design, construction to O&M, Huawei realizes its core value of “Higher Yields, Smart O&M, Safe and Reliable”. Based on reports released by global consultancies IHS Markit and GTM, Huawei was ranked No. 1 globally in inverter shipment for two consecutive years, 2015 and 2016. Huawei has built full partnership with global TOP50 PV customers, and is always willing to work with partners in both upstream and downstream of the solar industry to establish an industry landmark by building an open, collaborative, and win-win PV eco-system, while continuously creating more value and better experiences for its customers. For more information, please visit:
Diamond 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
Registration Sponsor
APsystems Logo
APsystems is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of microinverters based on its proven, leading-edge solar technology. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009, APsystems has grown to encompass three global business units with offices around the world, serving customers in more than 80 countries with its ground-breaking multi-module microinverters, including the YC1000, the world’s first true 3-phase, 4-module unit for commercial applications and still the top seller its product class. Today, with hundreds of thousands of units installed producing more than 130 GWh of clean, renewable energy, APsystems continues to be a leader in the ever-growing MLPE segment and a solid corporate performer, profitable each of the past five years. APsystems USA is based in Seattle, Washington.
Gold Sponsors
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Altus Power America (“Altus”) is an investment management firm backed by GSO Blackstone that invests directly into alternative energy projects throughout the Western Hemisphere. Altus currently has 55 operating projects with additional 47 projects that have current financial commitments and are in some form of construction. Altus originates, owns and operates solar power generation systems on roofs, carports or ground mounts of commercial, industrial, not-for-profit, utility and public entities. Altus targets project that range in size from 500kW to 20 MW.
Ampt, LLC Logo
Ampt is the world’s #1 DC optimizer company for large-scale PV systems. Ampt delivers innovative products that are used to lower the cost and improve performance of new PV systems, repower existing systems to produce more energy, enable lower cost DC-coupled storage systems, and provide string-level data for improved O&M. With installations and experience serving markets around the world, the company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado and has sales and support locations in North America, Europe and Japan as well as representation in Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Learn more at
Array Technologies Logo
Array Technologies, Inc. is the leading solar tracking solutions and services provider for utility-scale projects. With efficient installation and terrain flexibility coupled with high reliability, durability, and performance, Array delivers the best project returns in the industry. As the chosen tracker for more than 25 GW years of energy production, Array’s products have been optimized through unparalleled experience garnered over three decades. Array Technologies is headquartered in the United States with offices in Europe, Central and South America, and Australia. For more information, please visit
Boviet Solar Logo
Boviet Solar USA, a solely owned subsidiary of Powerway Group Co., delivers high quality modules from the largest manufacturing facility in Vietnam. With a capacity of 700 MWs and rapid expansion plans to add 1 gigawatt by 2017, Boviet Solar provides a consistent supply to performance-conscious customers in the residential and commercial solar markets. Focused on customer service, the company is headquartered in California with 6 warehouses across the U.S. to accelerate deliveries. Visit our website to learn more at
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Royal DSM is a purpose-led, global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living with annual net sales of about €10 billion and approximately 23,000 employees worldwide. In the solar industry, we apply our 100-year plus track record in materials sciences to create a family of unique, sustainable technologies that reduce the LCoE. Our Anti-Reflective coating for PV modules leads the industry by enabling a 3% power gain compared to untreated glass. This technology has now been extended to create an Anti-Soiling coating that harnesses more energy by reducing soiling losses in arid climates. Our Endurance backsheets are redefining the way manufacturers safeguard their modules by delivering both maximum protection and energy gain. We’ve recently launched Conductive backsheets for high power back-contact modules, for increased efficiency. Our latest development is an Anti-Reflective coating for aftermarket applications that boosts solar output by up to 3%. Same sun. More power.™
Fronius Logo
Fronius USA LLC is a leader in the PV industry, offering solar solutions built to last. For decades, and more recently with the SnapINverter line, we have been manufacturing grid-connected inverters and monitoring systems for residential and commercial solar systems. Through innovation and new technologies, Fronius USA has become the resource for quality service, products and innovations to a growing power electronics industry. For more information, visit
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.
Marathon Capital Logo
Marathon Capital is a leading financial advisory and investment banking firm focused on providing financial advice in the areas of M&A, capital raising of debt and equity, project finance, tax equity, financial restructuring, recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations in the energy sector. Marathon Capital is a four-time recipient of the "Best Renewable Asset M&A Adviser" Award, "Renewable Generating Project Finance Deal of the Year" Award (2016), first-time recipient of the "Best Asset M&A Adviser" (2017) and first-time recipient of the "M&A Adviser of the Year" (2019) in Power Finance & Risk's Annual Power Finance Deals and Firms Awards.
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.
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:
Sighten Logo
Sighten offers the leading software toolset for solar—a comprehensive and flexible platform spanning the entire project lifecycle from initial lead through to install. Built with care by a team of solar industry veterans, the Sighten platform helps solar companies and financiers optimize their businesses, driving growth and efficiency through technology.
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.
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 or follow
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
Silver Sponsors
Ballard Spahr LLC Logo
Ballard Spahr LLP is a national firm of more than 640 lawyers in 15 offices across the country. Our attorneys provide counseling and advocacy in more than 50 areas within business and transactions, finance, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate. We represent a diverse cross-section of clients, ranging from large public companies and privately held entities to government bodies and nonprofit organizations. Our practices span the financial, industrial, real estate, private equity, retail, and other sectors that are critical to growth in today’s marketplace.
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.
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.
Solvida Design + Engineering Logo
Solvida Design + Engineering is an agile team of innovative and experienced engineers and project managers. We have designed 350MW of projects since 2014, and have a 300MW pipeline for 2016. We don’t assign projects to junior team members because we don’t have any. Our team has 100+ years of collective PV solar experience and a desire to create dynamic solutions for challenging projects in an ever-changing solar marketplace.
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
Wiser Capital Logo
Wiser Capital is a technology centric financial services firm enabling investments in unrated commercial solar projects anywhere from 100kW - 5MW. Wiser’s platform increases efficiencies for stakeholders with standardized documentation, solar analytics, and an automated comprehensive Wiser Solar Asset Rating (WSAR). The platform breaks down key barriers in the market with its objective WSAR score to calculate bankability, as well as uniformity and transparency to grow investor confidence.
Bronze Sponsors
Dow Elastomers Logo
Dow Elastomers, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is the world’s leading producer of polyolefin elastomers, with the industry’s broadest product portfolio, and the largest global producer of metallocene EPDM, with more than 40 years of experience serving the global adhesives, consumer goods, infrastructure and transportation industries, among others. Dow Elastomers is the only producer with world-scale trains on three continents, and is further investing for innovation and growth and bolstering its global capacity, differentiated product portfolio and rich innovation engine through investments in world-scale trains in the U.S. Gulf Coast and in Sadara Chemical Company. Visit for more information.
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.
Supporting Organizations
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national nonprofit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. Founded in 2001, ACORE is the focal point for collaborative advocacy across the renewable energy sector, supported by hundreds of members spanning renewable energy technologies and constituencies. For more information, please visit
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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
AriSEIA Logo
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.
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
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.
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
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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
HeatSpring Logo
HeatSpring offers a robust portfolio of technical, expert-led online trainings and free resources for professionals in clean energy and green building. Beyond certification prep, HeatSpring's instructors have developed courses and lectures to provide solar professionals with the technical and business knowledge they need to design, develop, finance, and install, world-class solar systems. Earn continuing education credits for NABCEP, AIA, BPI, LEED and more.
NECEC’s mission is to create a world-class clean energy hub delivering global impact with economic, energy and environmental solutions. NECEC helps clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with our unique business, innovation and policy leadership. NECEC includes the Northeast Clean Energy Council, a 501(c)(6) trade member organization, and NECEC Institute, a 501(c)(3). The Northeast Clean Energy Council is the lead voice for hundreds of clean energy companies across the Northeast, influencing the energy policy agenda and growing the clean energy economy. NECEC Institute leads programs that support Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Industry Research & Development.
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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The Solar Foundation® (TSF) is an independent 501(c) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to increase understanding of solar energy through strategic research and education that transform markets. TSF is considered the premier research organization on the solar workforce, employer trends, and the economic impacts of solar. We’re also a leading provider of educational materials on the economic impacts of solar for local governments through our work with the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition, TSF chairs the National Solar Schools Consortium, a group of stakeholders seeking to make solar a larger part of the national K-12 system.
Media Partners
Green Builder Media Logo
Green Builder Media, LLC is the leading media company in North America focused on green building and sustainable living. With a comprehensive suite of print and digital media solutions, demonstration projects, case studies, online training and live events, Green Builder Media assists building professionals in preparing themselves for the new green economy and helps homeowners understand how to live more sustainably. For more information, visit us at
Green Building & Design Magazine Logo
As an established custom media platform, Green Building & Design (gb&d) strives to connect and inspire green building professionals by partnering with those at the forefront of sustainable design, development, planning, and policy. Through our award-winning print magazine, dynamic tablet edition (the No. 1 most-downloaded native green-building app on the market), and numerous high-profile events, we aim to showcase today’s most innovative people, projects, and products and the practical solutions they offer.
GreenMatch Logo
GreenMatch is a guide to green energy, useful to those who are considering investing in green energy or just interested in the topic. We provide practical information for potential buyers of renewable sources of energy (mainly solar panels, heat pumps and boilers), and updated data regarding governmental programs and incentives in the UK. Plus, you can use to compare prices and supplier standards by requesting customized quotes for free.
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It’s true, that what we feed our brains with is what grooms us and eventually the society. Inspiration Unlimited eMagazine is a venture that is an All Positive, No Gossips Media Platform that brings Inspirational News & Stories from around the globe from various dimensions & strata of society. In a nutshell it's A delight for entrepreneurs, A vision for writers, A feast for energy seekers, A visionary platform for journalists, A pat on the back for those who struggle, A hope for readers of today & the strongest base for the future of a well-wired & positively inspired society.
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.
PHOTON Publishing GmbH Logo
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.
PV Magazine Logo
Launched in Berlin, Germany, in 2008, pv magazine has become the leading trade media platform for the global solar PV industry. Its flagship publication is a monthly printed magazine distributed in all key solar markets worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of key market, technology and product developments across the entire solar PV value chain. Daily news updates and analysis is provided at, where visitors can sign up for a free daily e-newsletter. In addition to its global platform, regional platforms like the German website, U.S. website, Latam website, India website and Australia website provide the latest in PV developments in these important markets.
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.
Recharge Magazine Logo
Recharge is respected and influential across the wind and solar industries, providing senior professionals with analysis, opinion and high-impact features from our international team of correspondents. Changes in energy production and consumptions are inevitable and Recharge helps global energy professionals understand the market and see business opportunities.
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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SolarWakeup is the most influential newsletter in the solar industry. Thousands of solar executives 'wake up' to the most important solar news articles and insights each morning. The newsletter is sent 6 days a week and free of charge.
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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.
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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.