US Solar: The Next Million

In 2019, U.S. solar installations hit 2 million, just three years after the industry completed its millionth installation, a feat that took 40 years to achieve. The next million, however, will take less than two years, according to Wood Mackenzie analysts. It's no longer just renewable portfolio standards driving the adoption of solar power. Instead corporate mandates, evolving technology and a continued downward trend on costs are making the next million solar installations possible. 

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Upcoming GTM Conference
October 27
solar summit 2020
  • Overview
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  • Overview
  • Featured Speakers
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Why Attend?

Now in its 13th year, Solar Summit remains the premier conference for defining the latest industry needs from the experts. With hundreds of high-caliber attendees, we will cover the latest developments in solar markets, including the impact of deep decarbonization policy developments across the U.S. and internationally, the effect of the ITC stepdown, next-generation digitalization and technology innovation revolutionizing the future of solar, California’s New Home Solar mandate and other crucial issues.

Brian Janous
General Manager, Energy & Sustainability,
Microsoft
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Sessions Presenting
9:20am - 9:50am
October 27, 2020
Keynote Fireside Chat
Mark Widmar
Chief Executive Officer,
First Solar
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Sessions Presenting
12:00pm - 12:20pm
October 27, 2020
Fireside Chat: The Next Decade in Solar Manufacturing
Stacey Kusters
President, Solar,
BHE Renewables
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Sessions Presenting
11:30am - 12:00pm
October 27, 2020
Panel: Risk Big, Win Bigger? Making Solar Viable in a World of Unprecedented Volatility
Ray Henger
Chief Development Officer,
sPower
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Sessions Presenting
9:00am - 9:30am
October 28, 2020
Panel: Evaluating the Economics of Utility-Owned Solar in the Wake of the ITC
Dan Shugar
CEO,
NEXTracker
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Sessions Presenting
2:30pm-2:50pm
October 27, 2020
Technology Fireside Chat
David Schatz
Director, Utility of the Future,
PEPCO Holdings
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Sessions Presenting
4:40pm-5:10pm
October 27, 2020
Closing Roundtable: The Untapped Solar Market – Low-Income and Multi-Family Homes
Christopher Hansen
Director, Origination & Renewables,
Tennessee Valley Authority
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Sessions Presenting
9:00am - 9:30am
October 28, 2020
Panel: Evaluating the Economics of Utility-Owned Solar in the Wake of the ITC
Mike Hall
CEO,
Borrego Solar
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Sessions Presenting
9:50am - 10:30am
October 27, 2020
Panel: From Marginal to Mainstream - How Solar Energy Is Building the Path to Deep Decarbonization
Beth Galante
Senior Vice President of Business Development,
PosiGen
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Sessions Presenting
4:40pm-5:10pm
October 27, 2020
Closing Roundtable: The Untapped Solar Market – Low-Income and Multi-Family Homes
Swami Venkataraman, CFA
Senior Vice President, ESG Analytics and Integration,
Moody's Investors Service
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Sessions Presenting
11:30am - 12:00pm
October 27, 2020
Panel: Risk Big, Win Bigger? Making Solar Viable in a World of Unprecedented Volatility
Melanie Santiago-Mosier
Managing Director for Access & Equity,
Vote Solar
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Sessions Presenting
4:40pm-5:10pm
October 27, 2020
Closing Roundtable: The Untapped Solar Market – Low-Income and Multi-Family Homes
Paul Spencer
Founder & CEO,
Clean Energy Co
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Sessions Presenting
12:20pm-12:50pm
October 28, 2020
Panel: Selling Solar Like Netflix – Deciphering the Key to Community Solar Mass Adoption – Sales Channels and Anchor Customers
Ross Heiman
Senior Director, Engineering,
Clearway Energy
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Sessions Presenting
2:50pm-3:20pm
October 27, 2020
Panel: Taking Project Engineering, Construction and Interconnection Costs to New Lows – Towards the Ubiquity of Solar Generation
8:00am - 9:00am | October 27, 2020
Breakfast & Check-in
9:00am - 9:20am | October 27, 2020
Welcome and Opening Polls
9:20am - 9:50am | October 27, 2020
Keynote Fireside Chat
Brian Janous
9:50am - 10:30am | October 27, 2020
Panel: From Marginal to Mainstream - How Solar Energy Is Building the Path to Deep Decarbonization
Mike Hall
Benny Ethridge