Signature Sponsor
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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: solar.huawei.com
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™.
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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.
Visionary 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.
Platinum Sponsors
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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.
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Suntech is a leading global solar module manufacturer delivering reliable performance over time. Suntech has been selling modules in the US for 10 years as a manufacturer of Tier 1, Bankable modules that was very recently reaffirmed by Bloomberg. Suntech is now wholly owned by Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) the leading global clean energy solutions provider that recently acquired Suniva.
Gold Sponsors
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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.
Enbala Power Networks Logo
Enbala provides the advanced technology needed to ensure the operational stability of the world’s power grids by harnessing the power of distributed energy. Enbala’s real-time energy-balancing platform – the Enbala Engine -- provides a scalable, accurate and rapid approach for creating controllable and dispatchable energy resources from flexible loads, energy storage and renewable energy sources. The platform underpins Enbala’s award-winning and industry-leading DERMS and VPP technology and dynamically optimizes and dispatches distributed energy resources to respond to the real-time needs of the power system. The platform gives energy retailers and utilities the flexibility to operate in real-time and to better manage the escalating complexities of increasingly variable energy assets and evolving market opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.enbala.com or follow @enbala on Twitter.
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.
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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.
Mounting Systems Logo
With more than 21 years of experience and 8GW capacity installed worldwide, Mounting Systems is a worldwide leader in solar PV racking. Design, engineering, manufacturing and support facilities in West Sacramento, CA and Rangsdorf, Germany provide close support to clients across the globe. Mounting Systems provides racking solutions for on-roof, flat-roof and open field systems with click connections and integrated bonding technology. A strong focus on quality, efficiency and customer service ensures on-time and on-budget projects.
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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.
Silver Sponsor
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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.
Bronze Sponsors
AlsoEnergy Logo
AlsoEnergy provides customized monitoring and SCADA solutions for PV systems of all sizes and descriptions. Customers get fully integrated turnkey solutions to help increase yield, reduce costs, and save time and money. AlsoEnergy empowers the business of renewable energy, bridging the gap between solar technology and workplace. AlsoEnergy administers over 3.5 GW of power monitored across more than 11,000 sites worldwide. Choose from two monitoring software lines: PowerTrack or DECK Monitoring.
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 http://www.arraytechinc.com.
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The Butler Firm represents and serves many of the largest and most prominent clean energy companies. We have provided legal, financial and regulatory support on over 5,000 MWs of projects, led the revision of several ERCOT Protocols to remove market barriers for our clients, advanced important policy initiatives for clean energy at the state and local level, and have developed Smart Power Maps, the most comprehensive software platform for utility-scale solar project evaluation and development.
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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.
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.
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The Business Renewables Center (BRC) is a member-based platform that streamlines and accelerates voluntary procurement of renewable energy from off-site, large-scale facilities. The BRC offers unique market intelligence including primers and guides on topics like accounting and deal structures, case studies, problem-solving workshops, and an online renewable energy marketplace. The 165+ BRC members include the leading non-utility buyers, project developers and transaction intermediaries: BRC members were involved in 93% of all corporate renewables deals in 2015-2016.
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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.
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.
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.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Logo
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has built a multidisciplinary team of seasoned attorneys with extensive experience developing and financing major energy and infrastructure projects around the world. We bring to each of our assignments a commercial-minded understanding of the needs of different project participants, and we craft solutions that balance and align conflicting interests in order to get projects financed and built.
Supporting Organizations
Advanced Energy Economy 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. Our mission is transforming public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies. 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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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.
ENF Logo
ENF is a fast-growing renewable energy information company. Our company has the world’s most popular website for information about companies in the photovoltaic industry. We have two value-added core activities: industry directory – providing a PV company database with more than 23,500 PV companies; product directory – providing a PV product database with more than 36,600 PV products, including solar panels, inverters, mounting systems, cells, EVA and back sheet. All these make ENF a true PV industry resource, with each service expanding in as many as 8 languages.
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.
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.
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EnergyTrend, solar energy division of TrendForce, was established in 2010. EnergyTrend covers multiple green energy research sectors including solar energy, consumer/power lithium batteries, and electric cars. Our photovoltaic market intelligence services include solar price updates, market trend reports, and comprehensive analysis of subsidy policies around the globe that lead to precise market installation demand forecasts. Battery market research includes lithium battery manufacturers' shipment figures and quarterly prices as well as the latest trends in the battery industry. For more about EnergyTrend, please visit www.energytrend.com.
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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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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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Solar/Channel is the only app dedicated to providing solar energy professionals with the latest news, opinion, commentary and technical content from the global solar industry in real-time. By bringing together the most influential solar industry media, bloggers, trade associations and social media feeds, Solar/Channel is your single source for all solar energy market intelligence. Download Solar/Channel now and stay informed about everything solar.
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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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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.