We’re prepping for the biggest U.S. solar and storage show this year, and we’ve found the most interesting events each day of Solar Power International. Don’t miss these events!
Monday, September 23
Solar Power World’s Top Solar Contractors Gala
6:30 – 9 p.m., Hilton Salt Lake City
Join the SPW team to celebrate the successes of this year’s class of Top Solar Contractors. Guests can take fun photobooth pictures, enjoy the open bar and hor d’oeuvres, then relax with dinner and an awards ceremony. This party is only for 2019 Top Solar Contractors, so if you’re not on the list this year, make sure to apply next year!
Tuesday, September 24
General session: Goldilocks PV + Storage Plant: How Do You Make Your Project “Just Right?”
4 – 5 p.m., Room 250 E
SEIA has proclaimed this the Solar+ Decade, so start your week by learning how to build a profitable solar-plus-storage project. Speakers from Borrego Solar Systems, Fluence and more will discuss the pros and cons of AC vs. DC coupling, how to ensure ratepayers benefit from solar-plus-storage and more.
Wednesday, September 25
General session: Reducing Customer Acquisition Costs Through Transparency and Helping Consumers Window Shop With Ease
10:30 – 11 a.m., Installer Training Theater: Booth 137
Soft costs are still high, so installers can benefit by learning new strategies for online marketing and proposals. The executive directors of solar marketplace EnergySage and solar co-op nonprofit Solar United Neighbors will talk about new ways to nurture prospects through the buying process by being transparent about pricing and system options.
Thursday, September 26
Workshop: Solar + Sheep = The New Power Couple
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If you’re a Solar Power World reader, you know our unofficial mascots are solar sheep. C&I solar developers would be wise to look to these hoofed beasts to help manage O&M on project sites. This workshop promises to be both informative and fluffy and will be led by the American Solar Grazing Association.