|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// POWERHUB (GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT PARTNER)|
|PowerHub is a cloud-based asset management solution that marries rigorous design with flexibility and customization. It’s designed by and for renewable energy professionals to meet their needs, region by region, whatever the energy source. By intelligently centralizing and digitizing project information and connecting to all systems PowerHub unlocks efficiencies, capabilities, and insights that have the potential to save businesses money, while decreasing risk.|
|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// SMA (GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT PARTNER)|
|SMA America is the U.S.-based subsidiary of global PV leader SMA Solar Technology AG. SMA is a power conversion, energy management and service support provider for residential through utility-scale photovoltaic systems. SMA’s leading range of solar inverters and related technologies spans all power classes and is compatible with all module types, resulting in the largest solutions portfolio in the industry.
SMA is the top-ranked service provider by third-party analysis. SMA’s Solar Asset Management portfolio of services provides developers, EPCs, utilities, and investors with the PV industry’s best financial backstop and long-term plan to maximize system performance. Since launching its plant-wide O&M service in 2013, SMA has been trusted with more than 2.5GW of commercial and utility contracts.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// GREENPOWERMONITOR (GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT PARTNER)|
|GreenPowerMonitor (GPM), now part of DNV GL, is an international company that offers products and services in the renewable energy sector. With more than 9 years’ experience, GPM has consolidated its position as the independent leader in management, monitoring and control of renewable energy installations with almost 15 GW globally managed (solar and wind) and more than 2,700 facilities across the globe.
GPM has a great depth of experience with renewable energy plants ranging from 2 kW to 300MW capacity across the globe. The company offers a market-leading integrated solution set for the management and maintenance of renewable energy installations that includes Hardware, Software and Services unmatched in the industry.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// SOLV|
|SOLV® is redefining the O&M industry.
SOLV brings unmatched value to our renewable energy clients. Our EPC experience taught us that a complete solution was needed. SOLV evolved into providing the best service for our customers. SOLV is backed by Swinerton Builders, a 125+ year-old construction company.
The SOLV solution includes SMART monitoring, data analytics, asset management support, in-field technicians and SCADA platforms providing the best optimization and management solution.
Our national in-house SOLV Team configures a custom energy plan, analyzes vitals detecting the smallest concerns, and diagnoses plant issues in order to respond with SMARTer solutions. SOLV performance engineers and operations network staff continually monitor owners' facilities, all with pinpoint accuracy. Plant performance anomalies and system concerns are evaluated in minutes prior to service call deployment.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// UKC ELECTRONICS|
|UKC Holdings is the leading company in providing semiconductor/electronic components in Japan and globally and it has started further commitment in renewable energy industry with including Dust Detection System (DDS), the soiling loss monitoring solution for Solar Farm O&M since 2015.DDS offers the real-time monitoring of soiling impact on PV module power loss and in further provides cleaning forecast which helps you plan & prioritize cleaning resource. With DDS deployment in the PV power plants, you not only can quantify your profit loss on soiling but practice the cleaning events with additional revenue boost. Our customers can access and manage all the data through one-stop data services-DDS WEB SERVICES 24/7 anywhere.Over 50 DDS units have been chosen by our valued customers as the monitoring solution for PV module performance and soiling loss. The plug-and-play hardware with one-stop web based monitoring interface offers you the best solution to protect your solar assets from regionally into globally.|
|UKC Electronics Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// NAMASTÉ SOLAR|
|Namasté Solar is an employee-owned cooperative that designs, installs, and maintains solar electric systems throughout the United States for commercial, non-profit, government and residential customers. Namasté Solar also provides a broad range of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services, supported by a team experienced in operations and asset management. With offices in Colorado, New York and California, Namasté Solar believes in transforming energy and transforming business through a customized solar experience from start to finish.|
|Namasté Solar Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// INFISWIFT SOLUTIONS|
|Infiswift is an Internet of Things platform for solar PV. Our mission is to drive PV plant interoperability which starts with the ability to connect any solar device or legacy systems from any vendor. Our swiftPV solution leverages IoT technologies for a different kind of PV performance management. Solutions can be tailored for a variety of stakeholders needs to help make decisions in real-time and enable the next generation of technical asset management. Ultimately, we help enterprises collect better data, make better decisions and streamline operations by providing the ability to connect and manage devices, users and cloud-based services.|
|Infiswift Solutions Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// LOCUS ENERGY|
|Locus Energy is a solar monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the solar photovoltaic (PV) market spanning the residential, commercial, and utility sectors, with over 75,000 systems deployed across North America. Locus Energy’s cloud-based software aggregates, organizes, and analyzes performance data from multiple sources, making it easier to access, manage, and identify the causes of a solar system’s failure to meet performance expectations. With a deep intellectual property portfolio, Locus Energy provides many of the largest utilities, capital providers, equipment manufacturers, and asset managers with sophisticated software to track performance across large portfolios of solar installations. Locus Energy’s corporate headquarters are in Hoboken, NJ, and its technology headquarters are in San Francisco, CA. Locus Energy is an affiliate of Genscape, the premier global commodity and energy information Services Company.|
|Locus Energy Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// FIRST SOLAR|
|First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems which use its advanced module and system technology. The company’s integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar’s renewable energy systems protect and enhance the environment.|
|First Solar Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// MAXGEN|
|MaxGen is the #1 independent O&M service provider globally, providing third-party services to the solar, EV charging, and battery storage markets. Maxgen’s nationwide footprint of over 100 technicians in 40 States servicing approximately 4000 sites and over 3.5 GW of solar power ensures that our customers and owners receive safe, professional and reliable service for their sites and portfolios anywhere in the country. We offer a full scope of services including plant operations, preventive and corrective maintenance, technical operations management, NERC/CIP compliant monitoring, commissioning, EV charging and battery energy storage system design, construction and lifecycle support. Today, MaxGen manages and operates some of the largest solar plants and the largest and densest Commercial and Industrial portfolio in the country.
Founded in 2009, MaxGen is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA and is a member of the Renewable Energy Infrastructure Group, a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// SUNSYSTEM TECHNOLOGY|
|SunSystem Technology approaches residential solar operations and maintenance using best practices derived from our foundational experience servicing and repairing thousands of solar energy systems. We understand the challenges faced throughout a system’s lifetime and we are committed to providing a premium service platform to support maximized performance and lower operating costs.|
|SunSystem Technology Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// ROCKWOOD GROUP|
|Rockwood Group is a solutions based strategic investment firm providing high quality investment grade securities and products for institutional investors. Rockwood also provides capital to innovative entrepreneurs, developers, and businesses with specialized funding solutions.
Rockwood Group was founded in 2004 and is led by Scott Zajac, a veteran in the venture capital and private equity industry. Over the last 30 years, Mr. Zajac has executed on numerous transactions providing extensive and innovative funding solutions to companies in the Midwest and throughout the United States. Mr. Zajac and his team have created significant positive impact on numerous underserved communities by assisting investment in emerging technologies and business expansion opportunities. Rockwood Group maintains the highest standards of excellence and integrity and employs a rigorous due diligence process to identify potential investment recipients. Our range of services includes public/private partnerships, tax credit funded projects, and other capital structures.
|Rockwood Group Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// QOS ENERGY|
|Software vendor specialised in energy information systems, QOS Energy powers Qantum®, a web based energy management platform dedicated to renewable energy assets and smart grids. Qantum® enables increasing of power production, streamlining of operation and maintenance workflows and securing of return of investment for more than 4 000 facilities worldwide, including 3.5 GW of renewable power. QOS Energy has a presence in Europe, North America and Asia.|
|QOS Energy Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// HELIOLYTICS|
|Heliolytics is the global leader in aerial thermal imaging and analysis for photovoltaic systems with over 6GW inspected globally. Their aerial infrared audits of PV assets provide high-resolution infrared and visible imagery to identify the location, category and severity of all DC faults down to the sub-module level for roof- and ground-mounted PV systems from 10kW to 700MW. Heliolytics’ technology provides module-level system health information for 100% of site DC operation in a format that allows for quick remediation and risk management. Their analysis uncovers hidden energy losses and ensures maximum solar asset performance, while proactively mitigating risks, increasing site safety and decreasing O&M costs.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// AMPT|
|Ampt serves the global solar market to provide system level optimization of large-scale PV systems.
Ampt delivers innovative products that are used to:
|GOLD SPONSOR /// OMNIDIAN|
|Omnidian provides performance assurance services for residential solar system owners. We identify performance issues by proactively monitoring system performance. We resolve those issues by coordinating field service response. And we stand behind our service by guaranteeing the production of each system. Our customers love working with Omnidian because we reduce the stress of asset ownership and we maximize the value of system performance. We are already managing thousands of systems.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// CLEANDRONE|
|Cleandrone offers a drone hardware and software solution built specifically for PV industry inspections. The Sherlock PV Inspection system is a flying robotic system that delivers extremely high quality visual and thermal images. For each inspection, Cleandrone delivers reporting which detects cell-level faults -- along with high resolution thermal and visual images of each fault. With the focus on quality, Cleandrone is able to provide site-wide fault detection with full compliance of the June 2017 IEC 62446-3 Standard for Outdoor Infrared Thermography.
A terrific way to evaluate the health of your complete site, Cleandrone's integrated solution provides cell-level inspection of 100% of your modules with a fault report that guides technicians directly to issues… allowing your O&M team to focus on the most critical items (instead of searching for them.) But using Sherlock's fault reports proactively is even more powerful -- with cell-level fault detection, your team is able to see issues early enabling them to implement a proactive preventative maintenance and warranty claim programs -- resulting in more efficient staff utilization, increased site performance and significant cost savings.
Cleandrone offers Sherlock PV Inspection system as a service worldwide -- with offices and operations in European Union, United Kingdom and the United States. Cleandrone is also developing a patent-pending solar module cleaning drone which we expect to be available by end of 2018.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// ENVISION|
|Envision Energy stands by its mission of “solving the challenges for a sustainable future”. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by revolutionizing the energy industry through advanced technologies. Since its foundation in 2007, Envision Energy has maintained rapid growth becoming a top tier global provider for smart energy technologies and services, including sales of smart wind turbines and asset management and performance optimization solutions in the wind and solar industries. Envision Energy has an extensive global footprint with deep operational and technical capabilities. The company is not only among the top 10 largest wind turbine companies in the world and 2nd largest in China, but it also has its asset management solutions deployed across 50 GW of wind and solar power plants globally.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// POWER FACTORS|
|Power Factors delivers the most advanced portfolio performance software for the wind and solar industry. Designed to give owners and operators the power to increase performance and profits, it seamlessly integrates performance data with operational workflow and contract compliance and automates business processes to drive bottom-line results.|
|Power Factors Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// ACTIS|
ACTIS – World’s First Solar ERPACTISTM is the world’s first solar ERP, a fully integrated SaaS cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning platform. Created by Alectris to manage solar assets, ACTIS empowers total portfolio control, no matter size, complexity or location. Award winning, ACTIS is a comprehensive solar software solution, seamlessly weaving operations, maintenance and asset management into one system, based on the leading platform, Microsoft. With one login, ACTIS delivers three core capabilities: a world class monitoring system, service management and asset management. ACTIS is now proven in nearly a half of a gigawatt of solar installations throughout the world. Since its 2013 market launch, Alectris continues to adapt field experience and customer value into ACTIS, Asset Control Telemetry Information System.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// THE WEATHER COMPANY|
|The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is the world's largest private weather enterprise, delivering up to 26 billion forecasts daily and the most accurate, personalized, and actionable weather data and insights. It helps millions of consumers and businesses make better decisions via its enterprise and consumer products from The Weather Channel and Weather Underground.|
|The Weather Company Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// HUAWEI|
|Huawei, a leading global information and communication technology solutions provider, is committed to creating maximum value for customers, with products and solutions deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Combining digital information technology, Internet technology and PV generation technology, Huawei provides innovative FusionSolar Smart PV solution and inverters with a wide application in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, etc. FusionSolar Smart PV solution is to take the whole PV plant as a total product and make improvement throughout the whole process, from the PV plant construction to maintenance. It can optimize initial investment, reduce maintenance costs, increase power generation and finally increase IRR. Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV solution, featured as “Higher yields, Smart O&M, Safe and Reliable” will finally maximize value for PV plant owners or maintenance customers.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// CLEAR SKY ANALYTICS|
|At Clear Sky Analytics, we distill and interpret performance data from operating PV plants to improve assessment and optimization of PV plants. Our service delivers actionable insights by leveraging our proprietary software platform that integrates data quality management, performance modeling and analysis algorithms to generate a comprehensive and quantitative accounting of energy produced and energy lost to specific causes.|
|Clear Sky Analytics Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// CANADIAN SOLAR|
|Canadian Solar exists to make the difference. To customers, colleagues, partners, investors and all whose lives we touch. We are also here to make a positive difference to the environment and society as a whole. We do this by providing exceptional solar products and services that meet the specific needs of customers, employees, partners and investors.
Canadian Solar Operations and Maintenance services are designed to maximize the lifetime value of your solar power plant assets. Leveraging our 17 years of solar industry experience and 700+ MW under operation and 1.2 GW contracted worldwide, Canadian Solar pro-actively monitors and manages your plants minimizing downtime and increasing site availability, resulting in maximum energy production, revenues and profitability. Customized service packages offer the right fit for any solar power plant owner.
|Canadian Solar Website|
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// TRAVELERS|
|Travelers provides specialized insurance coverage to solar businesses engaged at all stages of the solar lifecycle, from research and development to manufacturing, construction and permanent operations. Businesses can get ahead of their risks by collaborating with Travelers and their independent agent or broker.|
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// INACCESS|
|Inaccess provides innovative centralized management solutions for Renewable Energy and Telecom infrastructures with global presence (in Americas, Europe and Asia), mostly offered on a turn-key basis. With its recent strategic partnership with Draker in the US and a cumulative portfolio of more than 6.5GWp across 4,000+ sites, our technical solutions have established a significant track record.
Our objective is to provide high quality solutions to our clients (Utilities, EPCs, O&Ms, Developers and Funds) for better and effective management of their renewable assets.
In 2014 & 2015, Inaccess with Draker have been acknowledged as: #3 independent monitoring provider for the utility-scale PV segment globally (in MW)
As of end of 2016:
6.5GW worldwide of which 2.5GW are located in the US
Our mission is to help our customers build and operate effectively their valuable renewable assets throughout a mix of state-of-the-art systems, intelligent software and value added services.
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// NEXTRACKER|
|NEXTracker, a Flex company, advances the power plant of the future with solar tracker and energy storage innovations to increase performance and reduce costs for solar power plants and storage applications. As the #1 tracker supplier worldwide with over 11 GW of trackers sold, NEXTracker is globally recognized for delivering advanced and reliable PV and storage solutions with exceptional O&M services for hundreds of projects across five continents. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Company has offices in India, Europe, China, Latin America, and Australia.
For more information, visit: NEXTracker.com and follow the Company on Twitter @NEXTracker.
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// DSM|
|DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials with annual net sales of about €10 billion and approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. In the solar industry we apply our 100-year track record in materials sciences innovation to create a family of unique, sustainable technologies that reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE): Same sun. More power.™ Our Anti-Reflective coating for PV modules leads the industry by enabling a 3% power gain compared to untreated glass; and the technology has now been extended to create an Anti-Soiling coating that harnesses more energy by reducing soiling losses in arid climates. Meanwhile our Endurance backsheets are redefining the way manufacturers safeguard their modules by delivering both maximum protection and energy gain.|
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// NAUTILUS SOLAR|
|Nautilus Solar offers a full suite of ownership services required to successfully meet and exceed project performance expectations. We provide Integrated Asset Management services to utility and distributed generation (DG) solar PV facilities across major North American markets.
Every solar installation is different – from brackets, PV and maintenance to financing, asset management and Renewable Energy Credits (REC). That’s why Nautilus doesn’t apply the same cookie cutter approach to your assets. We develop a custom plan to deliver what makes the best business sense for you. Nautilus’s Integrated Asset Management solutions allow you to focus on your core business instead of the day-to-day management of the systems. All owners require a core set of services, but depending on the project, there are more complex and sophisticated services that may be needed. Nautilus will tailor the right solutions to fit those needs.
In addition, Nautilus’s Asset Management Software provides customers a platform of tools for accessing solar system operational and financial performance data while serving as an online data room for all solar asset management activity, reports, project records, and contracts.
|Nautilus Solar Website|
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// SOLAR-LOG|
|Solar-Log® maximizes solar PV plant performance through real-time performance error detection, grid feed-in control, yield forecasting, revenue grade metering for hassle-free incentive reporting, and superior fleet management. As the global market leader in independent residential and commercial monitoring, Solar-Log® is monitoring 273,000 plants in 110 countries, with a generating power of exceeding 12 GWp.|
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// STÄUBLI|
|125 years of experience - Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact) is part of the Stäubli Group, a technology leader and pioneer in the fields of electrical and fluid connectors, robotics and textile machinery since its foundation in 1892. Together with the company formerly known as Multi-Contact, which was founded in 1962, we have nearly 55 years of practical experience producing reliable electrical connectors for photovoltaics and other industries.
Original MC4 sets the standard - The first industrial photovoltaic connector (MC3) was introduced by Multi-Contact (Stäubli) in 1996 followed by the original MC4 in 2004 setting the industry standard ever since. The exclusive MULTILAM advanced contact technology raised the bar in terms of consistent quality and outstanding reliability.
140 GW PV capacity - Entering 2017, we have more than 140 GW of installed photovoltaic capacity, amounting to 50 % of the global cumulative PV capacity, that had been successfully connected using our Stäubli photovoltaic connectors. This figure demonstrates the reliability and highest quality of our products. They guarantee proper operation over their whole lifetime (>25 years) and have a positive impact on the bankability of photovoltaic projects.
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// MEASURE|
|Measure is the nation’s leading Drone as a Service® company, providing turnkey & toolkit commercial drone solutions to acquire, process, and deliver actionable aerial data to enterprise customers. The company has pioneered drone applications in telecom, construction, energy, media, and other sectors, utilizing best-in-class drone technology, highly-trained pilots and experienced data engineers to execute safe, legal, and insured missions that help customers achieve new cost and operational efficiencies.|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// OBVIUS|
|Obvius is a leading energy solutions provider offering meters, wireless metering, data acquisition, software, and monitoring technologies used to display and manage energy usage and renewable energy generation.|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// CERTREC|
|Certrec Corporation is dedicated to regulatory compliance exclusively and has been since we started in 1988. We believe our experienced team’s approach is the key to our successful client programs as well as our growing NERC practice. Our philosophy is conservative when approaching NERC compliance. One size does not fit all in our industry. A “standardized” approach to NERC compliance using a software application or cookie cutter templates does not result in successful NERC compliance programs. Our industry is comprised of customized systems, talented individuals, and unique corporate cultures. Newcomers to the workforce, extensive experience retiring, technological obsolescence, plus new (sometimes fledgling) technologies all need to be incorporated into this regulatory framework. As the regulators often mention – NERC compliance must be “baked in” not bolted on to an organization. We assist in establishing a robust NERC compliance program as well as a potent corporate culture in addressing the many industry dynamics mentioned previously. The end result is a robust Bulk Electric System.|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// GRIDSME|
|GridSME is a strategic consulting firm based in Folsom, CA, representing a diverse group of talented utility industry experts. Our subject matter experts’ (SME) collective experience creates a robust net-work behind each of our engagements to ensure every client is covered with relevant expertise. Our SME teams assist clients by leveraging their diverse skill-sets, always striving to help facilitate change in this ever evolving industry. Through industry expertise and careful collaboration, we pride ourselves on advising our clients on a wide range of business practices.|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// PHOENIX RENEWABLE SERVICES|
|Phoenix Renewable Services provides turn-key solar operations & maintenance (O&M) solutions for Behind-The-Meter (BTM) and utility scale markets. Phoenix's management team has +100 years of power quality expertise which translates to a supreme standard of system performance and reliability. Phoenix Renewable Services has offices in California and is an affiliate of Cenergy Power.|
|Phoenix Renewable Services Website|
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// INGETEAM|
|Ingeteam is a company specialising in power and control electronics (inverters, frequency converters, controllers and protections), generators, motors and pumps, electrical engineering and automation projects, electrical panels and medium voltage cells, in addition to biomass and solar thermal plant engineering. The company completes its offer with operation & maintenance services. Ingeteam develops its products in the following key sectors: wind, PV, hydro and fossil fuel power generation; metal processing industry; marine; rail traction; power grid, including substations, always seeking to optimise energy consumption and to maximise generating efficiency, also covering energy transport and distribution.
The company operates throughout the world, employing 3,700 persons. R&D is the backbone of Ingeteam's business activity, in which 7% of the company's turnover is invested annually.
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// GREEN POWER LABS|
|Green Power Labs (GPL) is a leading predictive analytics service provider with over 15 years of market presence. GPL provides power prediction analytics for solar power Developers, Owners/Operators, Utilities, Transmission Companies and other market players.
The growing share of solar, wind and other intermittent power generation resources in utilities energy mix, both at utility-scale and distributed generation levels, has made predictive power analytics and predictive controls’ services critically important for all key utilities’ operations including:
Our Predictive Power Analytics encompasses a variety of advanced techniques that analyze both current and historical data to predict real time and future power generation levels at any desired generation site or point of aggregation, and for any transmission and distribution system, allowing our clients to better address intermittency challenges.
|Green Power Labs Website|
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// GE POWER CONVERSION|
|GE in Solar
GE provides a full suite of technology, solutions and services to harness the power from sunlight and convert it into electricity to feed the grid. Our solutions help to reduce levelized cost of electricity (LCoE) with end to end utility scale PV solutions from advanced inverters, and battery energy storage systems to cutting-edge digital solutions.
About GE Power Conversion
GE's Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world's energy infrastructure. Designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today's industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future, it serves specialized sectors such as energy, marine, industry and all related services.
|Green Power Labs Website|