PHOENIX, USA: Greentech Media, a leading provider of research, news content and informational events for the solar and renewable energy industries, is hosting its annual Solar Summit March 30-31 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix.
Featuring analysis and commentary from 70 solar business leaders, technology developers and policy makers, this two-day event will provide comprehensive, actionable information on market conditions, manufacturing trends, financial strategies, policy initiatives and project development opportunities.
According to GTM research, the US solar energy market is expected to grow at a roughly 50 percent annual rate for the next several years, with Western states, including Arizona, among the prime beneficiaries of this growth.
“It is no secret that the United States is poised to become the world’s largest producer and consumer of solar energy. Clearly, our ability to achieve this goal requires an extraordinary degree of knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst stakeholders,” said Scott Clavenna, chief executive officer of Greentech Media. “The Solar Summit brings together an outstanding group of expert industry voices who will share their perspectives and provide critical insights to an audience of executives serious about capitalizing on solar opportunities.”
In addition to general session presentations, the Summit program will offer dual tracks for a focused exchange of information. On Tuesday the two tracks will cover Policy & Markets and Finance. On Wednesday the tracks will cover Manufacturing & Technologies and Systems & Projects.
The Summit will embrace the entire solar energy spectrum -- R&D, manufacturing, power generation, deployment, finance and policy making. Among the 70 presenting organizations are such industry leaders as GE, Oerlikon, Enphase Energy, Suntech, Yingli, Flextronics, Satcon, Arizona State University, SOLON Corporation, NREL, BrightSource Energy, Tessera Solar and SMA America.
“The solar industry is characterized by rapid growth in global production and deployment, complex market dynamics and sensitive public policy considerations,” said Travis Bradford, president of the Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development and Summit opening Keynote speaker. “The Greentech Solar Summit takes a holistic approach to examining these issues, and in the process will provide a roadmap executives can use to think long-term about their solar energy strategies.”