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.
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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
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, 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 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
DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials with annual net sales of about €10 billion and approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. In the solar industry we apply our 100-year track record in materials sciences innovation to create a family of unique, sustainable technologies that reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) - supported by extensive research and outdoor testing at test sites across the globe. Our Anti-Reflective coating for PV modules leads the industry by enabling a 3% power gain compared to untreated glass; and the technology has now been extended to create an Anti-Soiling coating that harnesses more energy by reducing soiling losses in arid climates. Meanwhile our Endurance backsheets are redefining the way manufacturers safeguard their modules by delivering both maximum protection - and energy gain. Same sun. More power.™
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.
Schneider Electric Logo
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
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 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 www.sungrowpower.com
Silver Sponsors
Ballard Spahr LLC Logo
Ballard Spahr LLP is a national firm of more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices across the country. Our attorneys provide services in more than 50 areas within business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, public finance, and real estate. Our Energy & Project Finance Group represents producers and distributors of electricity from renewable and other sources, operators of regional wholesale energy markets, natural gas producers, and large industrial consumers of natural gas. We also represent underwriters, private issuers, banks, and others who invest in energy assets.
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.
Delta Logo
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and automation, Delta's business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. Delta offers some of the most energy efficient power products in the industry, including switching power supplies with efficiency over 90%, telecom power with up to 98%, and PV inverters with up to 98.8% efficiency. We have also developed the world’s first server power supply certified as 80 Plus Titanium with over 96% efficiency. We regularly invest 6% to 7% of our annual sales revenues in R&D and have worldwide R&D facilities in Taiwan, China, Europe, India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the U.S.
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.
FTC Solar Logo
FTC Solar provides PV engineering services, develops solar-focused software and manufactures the AP90 single-axis tracker. The team traces its origins back to the SunEdison engineering services group, and has decades of combined experience in developing and executing multiple GW’s of solar projects around the globe. Through the use and license of their proprietary software products, SunDAT and Atlas, FTC Solar takes a collaborative, shared-knowledge approach with its customers in order to advance solar design and project management efficiency within the industry.
Hanwha Q CELLS Logo
Hanwha Q CELLS America is headquartered in Irvine, CA and handles sales for the North American region. It is a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL), one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 8 business enterprise in South Korea.
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.
Kipp & Zonen Logo
Kipp & Zonen provides class-leading instruments for measuring solar radiation and atmospheric properties in Meteorology, Climatology, Hydrology, Industry, Renewable Energy, Agriculture and Public Health. Kipp & Zonen is the specialist in the measurement of solar and sky radiation, from the ultraviolet to the far infrared. We offer a complete range of high quality instrumentation and accessories, from reliable cost-effective products to the best performance available. Our pyranometers, for example, are used in meteorological networks around the world. Furthermore, our expertise and close links with the scientific community have led to high-end solutions for the measurement of atmospheric properties such as stratospheric Ozone, UV Spectra and evapo-transpiration. Our mission is to satisfy the fundamental need to monitor atmospheric properties related to climate change, classical meteorology, agriculture, renewable energy and the available water budget.
Mortenson Logo
Incorporated in 1954, Mortenson Construction is a privately held, Minneapolis-based, family owned organization built on strong values and a commitment to making a difference in the communities in which we work. Mortenson has been building construction projects for over 60 years and has built a reputation for being a solid, progressive company and a socially responsible leader. Having secured over 3,700 megawatts of solar energy facilities, Mortenson has proven to be a reliable and bankable EPC partner.
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.
Urjanet Logo
Urjanet is the global leader in utility data aggregation. Our technology collects, processes, and delivers data from over 5,000 electric, natural gas, water, waste, telecom, and cable utilities worldwide. Urjanet provides solar installers, developers, financiers, and brokers with on-demand access to monthly residential and commercial energy usage, cost, and location data, driving lower customer acquisition costs, accelerated sales cycles, and accurate ROI projections. For more information, visit www.urjanet.com.
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
CALSSA Logo
The California Solar & Storage Association supports a wide variety of businesses that every day build our clean energy future in rural and urban neighborhoods and communities throughout the state. We have advanced the common interest of the solar and storage industry for over 40 years, making California the most robust market in the U.S. Comprised of over five hundred contractors, manufacturers, distributors, developers, engineers, consultants and educational organizations, we represent a diverse membership committed to growing the solar and storage industry in California.
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 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.
Global Market Insights Logo
Global Market Insights Inc. is a global market research and management consulting company catering to leading corporations, non-profit organizations, universities and government institutions. Our main goal is to assist and partner organizations to make lasting strategic improvements and realize growth targets. Our industry research reports are designed to provide granular quantitative information, combined with key industry insights, aimed at assisting sustainable organizational development.
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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.
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Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is a private non-profit organization helping to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies and ensuring an inclusive green economy by unlocking innovation, transforming markets and enhancing community. Founded as a cluster-driven economic development initiative by the City of Los Angeles and its Department of Water & Power (LADWP), LACI is recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world by UBI. In the past six years, LACI has helped 72 portfolio companies raise $159M in funding, $220M in revenue, create 1,700 jobs, and deliver more than $379M in long-term economic value.
NorCal Solar Logo
The Northern California Solar Energy Association (NorCal Solar) is a nonprofit, member-supported association that provides education on the many aspects of solar energy. Since 1974, NorCal Solar has served as a leading clearinghouse of unbiased information for solar professionals and newcomers, the general public, policymakers, grassroots organizations, advocacy groups, and the media in Northern California.
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.
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) LA 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.
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
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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.
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.
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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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Utility Dive covers industry news and provides original analysis on the latest happenings in utility and energy. Our mission is to provide busy executives with a bird's-eye-view of the utilities industry in 60 seconds. With a daily email newsletter and website that looks great on mobile as well as desktop, plus a mobile app, Utility Dive keeps you informed on the go. You 'll get coverage of topics such as smart grid, energy efficiency, regulation and policy, grid security, distributed generation, renewable energy, and more. http://www.utilitydive.com/
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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.
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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.