2018 Solar Industry Conferences and Events: Page 4 of 5

Solar Summit

Where: San Diego, CA When: April 30–May 2

The Solar Summit covers themes such as innovations in solar, grid transformation, the evolution of project finance and emerging markets. Now in its 11th year, this GTM event draws 500-plus attendees, more than a third of whom are in senior management positions. Speakers include top industry executives and thought leaders. The GTM Research team brings its unique blend of market research and economic analysis to the table to facilitate a deep dive into complex topics. The event is collocated with the S3 Solar Software Summit, a full-day event presented in partnership with Folsom Labs and dedicated to the solar software ecosystem. — greentechmedia.com/events

US Energy Storage Summit

Where: TBD When: late 2018

Another GTM event, the US Energy Storage Summit takes a close look into the emerging domestic energy storage market. The event draws more than 600 professionals representing utilities, financiers, regulators, technology innovators and storage practitioners for 2 full days of data-intensive presentations, analyst-led panel sessions with industry leaders and high-level networking opportunities. The agenda in previous years has explored market opportunities on both sides of the meter, emerging technologies, business models, financing strategies, utility policies and market design. Look for GTM Research to release the latest edition of its US Energy Storage Monitor at the event, which typically takes place late in the calendar year. — greentechmedia.com/events

Regional Events

California Solar Power Expo

Where: San Diego, CA When: March 27–28

The largest regional event presented by Solar Power Events, the California Solar Power Expo focuses on the solar and storage supply chain in North America’s largest solar market. The event brings together more than 70 exhibitors and 1,500 industry professionals. It features a combination of business and educational opportunities, including workshops, exhibitor-led trainings and networking events. In spite of the state-level focus, the California Solar Power Expo has implications for a national audience. Collocated at the event is SEIA’s Codes & Standards Symposium, which provides attendees with an opportunity to keep current with the ongoing development of electrical, mechanical, structural, and safety  codes and standards. Symposium registrants receive a complimentary expo pass, which provides access to the show floor and the technical training theaters. — events.solar/expo

Midwest Solar Expo

Where: Minneapolis, MN When: April 30–May 2

The Midwest Solar Expo is an annual conference that brings together hundreds of executives and stakeholders along the solar industry value chain to advance Midwest markets. The 3-day event is now in its 5th year and features educational, training and networking opportunities. Participants include solar and energy storage manufacturers, distributors, installers, financiers, developers, EPCs, policy makers, professional services providers and nonprofits. Collocated at this event is the Smart Energy Symposium, a 1-day speaker series that explores the nexus between the smart grid ecosystem and the infrastructure of cities, as it relates to communications, transportation and resiliency. Other highlights include the Startup Showcase, an Innovation Theater, and a solar farm trip. — midwestsolarexpo.com

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