Newport Beach, USA (PRWEB UK) 21 December 2012
As 2012 draws to a close, analysts are starting to put out their predictions of how 2013 will look for the US solar industry with IHS iSuppli being their latest to release their solar market forecasts.
Amongst the highlights include a prediction of new solar installations surpassing wind in the US market and energy storage starting to play an increasingly important role in solar projects. Now a C-level line up of industry representatives are set to give their insights into how they see their business developing in the US solar industry at the Solar Power Generation USA Congress (January 15-16 2013, Newport Beach, CA).
First on the roster is Lyndon Rive of SolarCity to represent the boom 2012 has seen in the residential solar market. SolarCity, who have become a household name in the US, have been steeling many column inches in not just trade press but also national and business news as the rapidly growing company recently underwent its IPO.
Joining Mr Rive will be John Woolard, CEO of Brightsource Energy. Ivanpah, arguably one of the US’s most high profile solar projects has made significant progress in 2012. With it becoming an increasing challenge for CSP to compete with PV’s rapidly declining prices in the US, Mr. Woolard will provide exclusive insight into how Brightsource Energy forecast the sector to evolve.
Blue Oak Energy, bucking the trend of scale-backs and bankruptcies in the solar industry, featured in the top 5000 fastest growing private companies in the US this year. With 171MW of utility scale projects, 41MW of commercial and 66MW of public, CEO Tobin Booth will divulge the company’s vision of where the opportunities and challenges lie within each of these markets.
The final panellist will be Charles Pimentel, COO of thin film module provider Solar Frontier Americas whose company is currently playing a major role in Japan’s solar boom whilst continuing their presence in the US solar industry.
Tackling the biggest issues from Chinese import tariffs, continuing financial constraints, bankruptcies, utilities starting to fulfil their RPS requirements, the CEOs will open two days of technical, strategic and financial presentations at the 5th Annual Solar Power Generation USA congress in Newport Beach.
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