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 Sponsor
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.
Gold + 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, the 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 4.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 3.7 GW for solar cells, and 6.5 GW for solar modules, as of September 30, 2016. JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. works closely with top financial institutions and key stakeholders in the solar industry. Publically 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. JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. works closely with top financial institutions and key stakeholders in the solar industry. Publically 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 delivers innovative products to lower the cost of PV systems and increase energy generation. Ampt DC power optimizers reduce inverter and electrical BOS costs while distributing MPPT throughout the PV array to deliver more energy. Ampt serves the Utility, C&I and Residential markets. Applications include the optimization of new-build PV plants, upgrades to existing systems (retrofits), improved DC-coupled storage and monitoring for enhanced O&M. Ampt has sales and support in North America, Europe, and Japan, as well as representation in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
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 16 GW years of energy production, Array’s products have been optimized through unparalleled experience garnered over nearly three decades. Array Technologies is headquartered in the United States with offices in Europe, Mexico, South America, the Middle East, and Australia. For more information, please visit 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, a global, science-based company, delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets. In the solar energy field, DSM develops material concepts that increase the efficiency of solar modules, bringing down the cost of solar energy and helping to accelerate the penetration of it: Same sun. More power.™ DSM commercializes world’s best-performing anti-reflective coating and PV backsheets with best-in-class durability and increased power gain.
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.
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.
Sungrow Power Supply Logo
Sungrow is a global leading PV inverter system solution supplier with over 49GW installed worldwide as of December 2016. Founded in 1997 by University Professor Renxian Cao, Sungrow is a global leader in research and development in solar inverters, with numerous patents and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter systems as well as energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications. With a 20-year track record of growth and success, Sungrow has established 16 subsidiaries worldwide located throughout the Americas, APAC, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, maintaining a market share of around 25% in Germany and over 15% in the world.
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.
Ingeteam Logo
Ingeteam is a global market leader specialized in the design and manufacturing of power conversion and electrical equipment, mainly large inverters, frequency converters, motors, and generators for Wind, Solar PV, Energy Storage and Hydro power generation plants. The company primarily serves four key sectors: energy; industry; marine, and rail traction, seeking to optimize energy consumption whilst maximizing generating efficiency. With more than 45 years' experience in the power electronics and control sector, and a proven track record of over 20 years in renewable energy, Ingeteam has designed an extensive range of grid-connected and stand-alone PV and Storage inverters, marketed under the INGECON® SUN brand and with rated capacities from 2.5 kW to 7,150 MW. Over the last 17 years, Ingeteam has supplied more than 9 GW of INGECON® SUN inverters where majority of these systems are equipped for utility-scale multi-megawatt projects.
Nautilus Solar Energy Logo
Founded in 2006, Nautilus Solar Energy, headquartered in Summit, N.J., is a leading national solar development, acquisition, and asset management company. Nautilus focuses on developing, acquiring, executing and managing distributed and utility-scale generation solar projects. Over its 11+year history, Nautilus has invested in and asset manages hundreds of MWs of solar projects located throughout North America. Nautilus is minority owned by Virgo Investment Group, LLC. Join Nautilus on LinkedIn and Twitter and visit http://www.nautilussolar.com for more information.
OMCO Solar Logo
OMCO Solar, est. 2007 a division of OMCO Holdings has become a well-established leader in the manufacturing of mounting and racking structures for the solar industry. Providing Custom Roll Forming, Stamping, Fastener Insertion along with Custom Assembly at its 320,000 sq.ft. facility in Phoenix. With over 6 GW of roll formed structures installed in the US and globally, OMCO Solar has perfected manufacturing in parallel with construction. OMCO has facilities in Ohio, Alabama, Indiana, and Arizona.
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.
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 125 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 2.5 GW solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 4.5 GW of PV plants. Learn more about Swinerton Renewable Energy at swinertonrenewable.com.
Talesun Solar Logo
Suzhou Talesun Solar Technologies Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jiangsu Zhongli Group (SZ: 002309), Talesun Solar Technologies was established in 2010 with a total investment of 5 billion RMB(the registered capital of 3 billion RMB). With an annual capacity of 3 GW cells and 5 GW modules, Talesun Solar Technologies has built the state-of-art, fully automated production line; all equipment comes from Italy, Germany and Japan. It enabled us to be the world’s leading large-scale scientific & PV manufacturing company. Talesun Solar Technologies is the only Chinese company who had received the VDE Quality-tested Certificate in PV industry, which guarantees Talesun Solar Technologies excellent product quality. Talesun Solar Technologies has also received “2015 china photovoltaic top runner award” for being an excellent inverter enterprise. Talesun Solar Technologies takes the lead in extending PV industry chain: till end of 2016, Talesun Solar Technologies has cumulatively invested and developed more than 4GW PV power plants. Talesun Technologies will innovatively launch high-efficiency“Diversified eco-agricultural PV”project in 2016.Talesun Solar Technologies plays a leading role in the global photovoltaic industry chain extension and contributes to a better world environment.
Supporting Organizations
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.
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 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.
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.
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) Logo
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a non-profit organization with more than 40,000 members worldwide. By providing a forum for networking and career development through social, educational and civic service opportunities, YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the global energy industry.
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 services with plans to add two more in 2019. Southeast Energy News began in 2015, and Southwest and Northeast Energy News were added in 2018.
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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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, GTM Research, as well as our world-class journalists and global network of expert contributors.
GTM Research Logo
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.