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. 

sponsored by
This week's order revamps PREPA's proposal, which was prepared by gas turbine supplier Siemens.

In Blow to Natural Gas, Puerto Rico Regulators Affirm Solar-Centric Grid Overhaul

A regulatory order this week calls for a more extreme build-out of renewables than utility PREPA proposed.

Upcoming GTM Conference
October 26
solar summit 2020
  • Overview
  • Featured Speakers
  • Hot Topics
  • Overview
  • Featured Speakers
  • Hot Topics

Why Attend?

Now in its 13th year, Solar Summit returns for a fully virtual conference. 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
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
1:40pm-2:10pm ET
October 26, 2020
Keynote Fireside Chat
Mark Widmar
Chief Executive Officer,
First Solar
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
12:00pm - 12:20pm
October 25, 2020
Fireside Chat: The Next Decade in Solar Manufacturing
1:50pm-2:10pm ET
October 27, 2020
Fireside Chat: The Future of Solar Manufacturing
Anne Hoskins
Chief Policy Officer,
Sunrun
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
2:15pm-2:50pm ET
October 26, 2020
Panel: From Marginal to Mainstream - How Solar Energy Is Building the Path to Deep Decarbonization
Stacey Kusters
President, Solar,
BHE Renewables
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
Ray Henger
Chief Development Officer,
sPower
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
9:00am - 9:30am
October 25, 2020
Panel: Evaluating the Economics of Utility-Owned Solar in the Wake of the ITC
1:30pm-2:00pm ET
October 28, 2020
Panel: Evaluating the Economics of Utility-Owned Solar in the Wake of the ITC
Dan Shugar
CEO,
NEXTracker
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
2:30pm-2:50pm
October 25, 2020
Technology Fireside Chat
David Schatz
Director, Utility of the Future,
PEPCO Holdings
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
4:40pm-5:10pm
October 25, 2020
Closing Roundtable: The Untapped Solar Market – Low-Income and Multi-Family Homes
3:20pm-3:50pm ET
October 29, 2020
Panel: The Untapped Solar Market – Low-Income and Multi-Family Homes
Christopher Hansen
Director, Origination & Renewables,
Tennessee Valley Authority
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
9:00am - 9:30am
October 25, 2020
Panel: Evaluating the Economics of Utility-Owned Solar in the Wake of the ITC
1:30pm-2:00pm ET
October 28, 2020
Panel: Evaluating the Economics of Utility-Owned Solar in the Wake of the ITC
Mike Hall
CEO,
Borrego Solar
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
2:15pm-2:50pm ET
October 26, 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
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
4:40pm-5:10pm
October 25, 2020
Closing Roundtable: The Untapped Solar Market – Low-Income and Multi-Family Homes
3:20pm-3:50pm ET
October 29, 2020
Panel: The Untapped Solar Market – Low-Income and Multi-Family Homes
Swami Venkataraman, CFA
Senior Vice President, ESG Analytics and Integration,
Moody's Investors Service
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
3:10pm-3:50pm ET
October 26, 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
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
4:40pm-5:10pm
October 25, 2020
Closing Roundtable: The Untapped Solar Market – Low-Income and Multi-Family Homes
3:20pm-3:50pm ET
October 29, 2020
Panel: The Untapped Solar Market – Low-Income and Multi-Family Homes
Ross Heiman
Senior Director, Engineering,
Clearway Energy
View Session Back
Sessions Presenting
2:50pm-3:20pm
October 25, 2020
Panel: Taking Project Engineering, Construction and Interconnection Costs to New Lows
2:05pm-2:35pm ET
October 28, 2020
Panel: Taking Project Engineering, Construction and Interconnection Costs to New Lows
| October 26, 2020
Building the Path to Deep Decarbonization
1:00pm-1:05pm ET | October 26, 2020
Welcome and Opening Polls
1:05pm-1:35pm ET | October 26, 2020
Research Keynote
Ravi Manghani
1:40pm-2:10pm ET | October 26, 2020
Keynote Fireside Chat
Brian Janous