Intersolar and ees North America 2018 announced the full conference program schedule for the sister conference Intersolar and ees Summit USA East, taking place April 4 in New York City. The one-day event, now in its sixth year, will feature a speaker line-up of the industry’s best and brightest, including David Sandbank of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Jigar Shah of Generate Capital. With its strong regional focus, the must-attend conference features two educational tracks and will discuss upcoming trends within the solar, energy storage and smart energy industries.
“The Intersolar and ees Summit USA East has become a must-attend event for regional and international solar stakeholders looking to capitalize on the growing market opportunity on the United States’ East Coast,” said Jigar Shah, president and co-founder of Generate Capital. “It gives attendees an unparalleled opportunity to learn from in-depth, insightful presentations on market policy, business climate, financing tools, and other topics integral to the industry.”
Intersolar and ees Summit USA East connects solar and energy storage innovators from across the East Coast and provides a unique platform that nurtures industry growth in the heart of one of the country’s leading clean energy markets. More than 400 solar and energy storage professionals will gather at this year’s event at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York. Featuring premier networking sessions and social events that foster long-lasting business relationships, the event provides a key platform for executives to connect in-person.
The state of New York has been a beacon for the clean energy economy, contributing 146,000 workers into the sector. Governor Cuomo recently announced that the state’s solar industry has increased by over 1,000% over a six-year period. Under his leadership, the state has launched the Clean Energy Standard, targeting 50 percent of all electricity to be generated by renewables by 2030. It also released the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy as a framework to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system.
This year’s plenary session is titled “What’s Next for Solar & Energy Storage in the U.S.? Synergizing Perspectives of Policy Makers, Opinion Leaders & Key Industry Players.” During the panel, renewable energy leaders including David Sandbank, NY-Sun director, NYSERDA; Michael Eckhart, managing director, global head of environmental finance, corporate and investment banking, Citigroup, Inc.; and David Pringle, environmental advocate, will discuss the impact of the political climate on the clean energy sector and discuss ways in which the industry can continue to flourish.
Following the plenary discussion, Intersolar and ees Summit USA East will break into separate solar and energy storage conference tracks, providing attendees with access to comprehensive, detailed discussions with experts that are tailored to each respective industry.
“We are incredibly proud to host Intersolar and ees Summit USA East this year. Every year, our event reflects the changing market landscape and the industry’s progress,” said Florian Wessendorf, managing director of Solar Promotion International GmbH. “Full of industry leaders and influencers, the summit features unparalleled educational opportunities for our attendees who are looking to maintain momentum in 2018.”
Registration is open now for all interested parties. Loyal attendees of Intersolar and ees North America Conference and the Intersolar and ees USA Summit East can contact organizers for a 10% discount code for a limited time.
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