Conference Partner
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.
Platinum Sponsor
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BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC, a divisional subsidiary of the global parent BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, is based in California and specializes in project development, power plant engineering and construction, power plant operations and maintenance and project finance. The highly-skilled, cross-functional team provides innovative, customized photovoltaic solutions precisely planned and constructed to maximize investment and long-term plant energy generation. BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC is able to leverage local expertise in key regions.
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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™.
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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.
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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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For more than 100 years, ABB has been supporting the power industry with a wide portfolio of equipment, systems, and software. Today, ABB’s Energy Portfolio Management leads the industry with solutions and services designed to help energy market participants and market operators evaluate critical renewable energy investment decisions and optimize operations. Trusted globally by more than 400 customers, ABB’s Energy Portfolio Management services and solutions provide fast and comprehensive market analysis, long term planning, risk management and hedging, renewable integration, Microgrid strategy, energy storage, portfolio operations, regulatory policies and investments.
Gold Sponsor
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Lend Lease is one of the world’s leading fully integrated property and infrastructure solutions providers. We are committed to creating and building innovative and sustainable solutions, forging partnerships and delivering strong investment returns. Lend Lease has been providing its clients with solar and renewable energy solutions for over a decade. Only Lend lease offers the quality, reputation and access to national scope to create exceptional outcomes for your solar and energy programs.
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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.
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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.
Bronze Sponsor
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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.
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Hanwha Solar (NASDAQ:HSOL), a top 10 global module manufacturer providing cost-competitive, high quality PV modules, is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a Fortune Global 500 firm in South Korea. It has shipped 5 GW+ to the utility, commercial, government and residential markets in six continents. At SPI, the company showed its new S-series module, manufactured on an automated line, and featuring 4 busbar cells, higher efficiencies, a compact frame, improved TCOE, better weak light performance, and enhanced power warranty. To find out more, visit www.hanwha-solar.com.
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Inovateus Solar has become one of the leading solar development, design, engineering, procurement, construction and supply companies in the United States’ Midwest. Based in South Bend, Indiana, Inovateus has developed and built more than 250 MW of utility, rural electric cooperative, commercial, industrial, governmental, educational and microgrid solar power systems in the U.S., Australia, Chile, China, Fiji, Iceland, Italy, Liberia, Panama and the Caribbean. Their customers range from Fortune 500 companies to utilities, municipalities, universities and governments.
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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.
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KACO new energy is a leader for PV system solutions with a culture of in the photovoltaic inverter and power electronics industries. The German-based engineers have been developing, designing and manufacturing current inverters and power electronics for 100 years. The KACO blueplanet product family has set new standards in photovoltaic applications - particularly in reliability, efficiency, power density, and patented intellectual technology. The Ultrverter is the first of it's class.
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NRG Home Solar is one of the country’s leading solar companies specializing in the installation of residential solar PV. NRG Home Solar designs, installs and maintains solar systems that help homeowners bring their homes into the future with cleaner energy. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. and has offices throughout the US. For more information please visit www.nrghomesolar.com or follow us on Twitter @NRGHomeSolar.
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Solaire Generation leads the market in providing innovative solar solutions and specializes in transforming surface parking lots and parking garages into aesthetically pleasing power plants. Solaire is dedicated to providing our clients with the best products, service, and system performance. Our mission is to make a significant and enduring contribution to the development of renewable energy, to help shift the grid paradigm to distributed generation, and to ensure a safer and better world for all.
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Stoel Rives LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, with nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, our practice focuses on representing national and international energy generators, utilities and renewable energy developers in all aspects of power project licensing, permitting, financing, construction and operations for regulated and unregulated enterprises.
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Lightway Green New Energy is world class, vertically integrated solar panel manufacturer with 500 MW of production capacity that incorporates ingot, wafer, cell and module manufacturing. The manufacturing plant is located in a futuristic Science & Technology Park based in Gaobeidian, China that spans 2.3M square feet and is the home to over 5,000 employees. With a strong financial portfolio and the support of their strategic partnerships, Lightway will continue to expand and plans to reach 1500 MW in 2016. One of the strategic markets for Lightway is the development of the U.S. region through their subsidiary, Lightway Solar America with sales offices and warehouses on both the west coast (CA) and east coast (NJ). Lightway has succeeded in the U.S. market through the understanding and recognition of bankability highlighted by our financial strength, 3rd party factory audits, 3rd party warranty insurance, and approved banks. Lightway has now moved downstream into project financing and long term equity ownership, please inquire with the U.S. team.
Supporting Organization
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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 www.aee.net
The 7th annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), brings together the best minds in business, academia and government to advance cutting-edge technologies that could fundamentally change the way we generate, use and store energy. The Summit provides a perfect forum to advance concepts and transform ideas into market-ready energy technologies.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Solar Foundation is an independent national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to demonstrate the global benefits of solar energy through research and education. Founded in 1977 and based in Washington, DC, we are increasing the widespread adoption of solar energy and transforming the marketplace through our coordinated public education & outreach efforts, high-level data collection, and innovative research. Learn more at thesolarfoundation.org.
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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 Partner
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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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Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) is a micro-multinational social enterprise with the mission of reforming markets and metrics while helping accelerate and track the transition to the green economy worldwide with the Green Transition Scoreboard®, Ethical Biomimicry Finance®, Transforming Finance TV Series and research and daily news at www.ethicalmarkets.com.
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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.