Sponsorship
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.
Platinum Sponsors
Aurora Solar Logo
Aurora is the solar industry’s leading platform for PV sales and system design. We streamline and automate the solar design process, empowering solar installers to focus on what matters most—satisfying customers. Aurora is used by solar installers across the U.S. and around the world, with over 50,000 installations designed in our software each month.
NEXTracker Logo
NEXTracker advances the power plant of the future with smart solar trackers, energy storage systems and TrueCapture™ advanced control software that yields additional energy, optimizes performance and reduces costs for project and plant owners. As the #1 single-axis tracker supplier worldwide with over 17 GW delivered or under fulfillment, NEXTracker is globally recognized for delivering smart and connected energy systems for hundreds of projects across five continents. For more information, see NEXTracker.com or follow us on Twitter @NEXTracker.
Lunch Sponsor
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.
Gold Sponsors
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 www.ampt.com.
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.
CohnReznick Logo
CohnReznick LLP is one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, combining the deep resources of a national firm with the hands-on, agile approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. With diverse industry expertise, the Firm provides companies with the insight and experience to help them break through and seize growth opportunities. The Firm, with origins dating back to 1919, is headquartered in New York, NY with 2,700 employees in offices nationwide. CohnReznick is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit www.cohnreznick.com.
DSM Logo
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.™ www.dsm.com/solar.
FTC Solar Logo
FTC Solar is a team of dedicated renewable energy professionals focused on delivering single-axis trackers, value-add software, and engineering services to its customers. The new Voyager tracker leads the industry on installed cost while driving outstanding performance and reliability, and features an architecture that enables project design on almost any site. With over 4GW of worldwide project experience, FTC Solar’s offerings drive value for solar applications including ground mount, canopy and rooftop. For more information please visit http://www.ftcsolar.com/.
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.
LONGi Solar Logo
LONGi Solar is a world leading manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules. The Company is wholly owned by LONGi Group. LONGi Group(SH601012) focused on MONO about 17 years and is the largest supplier of mono-crystalline silicon wafers in the world, with total assets above $2.7 billion. (2016) Armed and powered by the advanced technology and long standing experience in the field of mono-crystalline silicon, LONGi Solar has shipped approximately 4.5GW products in 2017, with over 100% rate of growth in three consecutive years. The Company has its headquarters in Xi’an and branches in Japan, Europe, North America, India, Malaysia, Australia and Africa. With strong focus on R&D, production and sales & marketing of mono-crystalline silicon products, LONGi Solar is committed to providing the best LCOE solutions as well as promoting the worldwide adoption of mono-crystalline technology.
Marathon Capital Logo
Marathon Capital is an investment bank focused on the global power and infrastructure markets. Founded in 1999, Marathon Capital has been involved in many pivotal energy transactions and company expansions in the areas of M&A, capital raising, project financing, tax equity and financial restructuring. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in San Francisco, New York and Canada. Marathon Capital is a four time recipient of the “Best Renewable Asset Advisor Award” by Power Finance & Risk.
Nautilus Solar Energy Logo
Founded in 2006, Nautilus Solar Energy is a leading national solar acquisition, development and asset management company headquartered in Summit, NJ. Nautilus focuses on acquiring, developing, executing and managing distributed and utility-scaled generation solar projects. In over 12 years, Nautilus has invested over $1 billion in capital and provides asset management services to distributed, community solar and utility projects throughout North America. Nautilus is minority owned by Virgo Investment Group, LLC. Join Nautilus on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Visit www.nautilussolar.com or email info@nautilussolar.com for more information.
Soltec Logo
Soltec is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of horizontal single-axis solar trackers. Soltec’s global operations and workforce of over 500 people blend experience with innovation. The company has manufacturing facilities in Brazil, China, and Spain, as well as offices in Australia, Denmark, Chile, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. Soltec introduced SF7, its next generation PV tracker, which enables higher yield and achieves lower installation costs. SF7 single-axis solar tracker is the seventh-generation innovative fruit of 14-year work as a tracking specialist. SF7 is the solar tracker with the highest yield-per-acre performance and greatest land-use options, ideal for large-scale PV tracking projects. Its features combined with proven cost-effective innovation and operation have driven Soltec to the top-tier globally.
Sunfolding Logo
Sunfolding is fueling the future of smart solar thanks to tracker technology that is simpler by design. Powered by air, our system uses just three components while others use over twenty. This streamlines installation and reduces the need for maintenance, while our flexible modular layout makes the most out of any piece of land. It’s a simple idea we think will make a world of difference. As of Q12019, the Sunfolding T29™ has now been sourced by twenty DG and utility-scale projects up to 40MW. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco, Sunfolding operates in the United States and Australia. Sunfolding’s executive team has collectively built and sold GWs of solar globally, successfully launching new solar products and technologies at leading solar companies including First Solar, SMA America, Schletter, and Kaco.
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 3.5 GW solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 4.5 GW of PV plants. Learn more about Swinerton Renewable Energy at swinertonrenewable.com.
Silver Sponsors
A.Raymond Logo
At ARaymond Energies we focus on small yet vital parts: fasteners. Our clip fastener systems allow photovoltaic panels to quickly snap into place without the need for labor-intensive screw and bolt systems. This not only gains significant assembly time, but makes the whole installation more profitable. Whether for solar, wind or others, ARaymond believes in the importance of renewable energies for our future and is committed to providing breakthrough technologies in order to make assembly easier, faster, stronger and more reliable. Please visit www.araymond-energies.com for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Clean Coalition Logo
The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. We drive policy innovation to realize the full potential of distributed energy resources, and we work with utilities to develop Community Microgrids that prove local renewables connected to the distribution grid can provide at least 25% of the total electric energy consumed while at least maintaining grid reliability and power quality.
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.
CleanTECH San Diego Logo
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.
German American Chamber of Commerce - CA Logo
The German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GACC) acts as a link between German and American companies and organizations. The GACC is the first point of contact for German companies interested in doing business in the U.S., particularly on the West Coast, providing assistance through a variety of services. The Chamber connects German decision-makers with their U.S. counterparts and its goal is to bring German and American companies together, and thus, foster, strengthen and advance bilateral trade between Germany and the U.S.
Rocky Mountain Institute Logo
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—an independent nonprofit founded in 1982—transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. It engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.
SEIA Logo
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.
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.
WRISE Logo
WRISE was founded in 2005 and works to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Since that time, WRISE has grown to an organization with local chapters in the US and Canada; national programming that includes activities at renewable trade shows across the country, the Leadership Forum, Take Charge Workshops, mentoring, professional development and webinar series; and a growing grassroots network of more than 6,500 women and men.
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.
Energy News Network Logo
The Energy News Network is a nonprofit news site dedicated to keeping stakeholders, policymakers, and citizens informed of the important changes taking place in the transition to a clean energy system. Launched in 2010 as Midwest Energy News, the Energy News Network now offers four regional — Midwest Energy News, Southeast Energy News, Western Energy News and Northeast Energy News. Southeast Energy News began in 2015, and Western and Northeast Energy News were added in 2018.
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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.