|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// POWERHUB|
|PowerHub is a simple, cloud-based asset management solution designed by and for renewable energy professionals. By intelligently centralizing project information, PowerHub unlocks efficiencies, capabilities and insights that have the potential to transform your business.|
|WIFI 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 /// HELIOLYTICS|
|Heliolytics is the global leader in aerial thermal imaging and analysis for photovoltaic systems . We provide innovative tools and sector experience to ensure maximum solar asset performance. The core Heliolytics technology provides module-level system health information from aerial infrared inspections in a format that allows quick remediation and risk management. Heliolytics analysis uncovers hidden energy losses and ensures that any solar asset is producing the maximum energy yield.|
|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 /// ALSO ENERGY|
|AlsoEnergy provides customized monitoring and SCADA solutions for PV systems of all sizes and descriptions. Customers get fully integrated turn-key solutions to help increase yield, reduce costs, and save time and money. AlsoEnergy administers over 6 GW of power monitored across more than 17,000 sites worldwide. This company serves a large list of top shelf clients, including prominent national EPCs, investors, and O&M contractors. AlsoEnergy is a privately held company that is independent, profitable, and debt free. Choose from two monitoring software lines: PowerTrack or DECK Monitoring.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// 3MEGAWATT|
|3megawatt provides software, methodology and support for solar asset management. 3megawatt's BluePoint web-based software offers a complete set of tools for solar portfolio management all in one platform. The BluePoint platform reduces operational risk and helps asset managers to manage their solar portfolios more effectively. BluePoint is currently used to manage over 3GW of operational solar assets worldwide distributed over more than 1,300 solar sites.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// FRONIUS|
|Fronius USA LLC, headquartered in Portage, Indiana, is the leader in photovoltaic (PV) system inverters and welding technology. The company is a part of a global network and subsidiary of Fronius International GmbH, headquartered in Wels, Austria. Fronius USA LLC has three divisions: Perfect Welding, Solar Energy and Perfect Charging. Through innovation and new technologies, Fronius USA has become the resource for quality service, products and innovations to a growing power electronics industry.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// SMA|
|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 1GW of commercial and utility contracts.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// BAY4 ENERGY|
|Bay4 Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy services focused on keeping owners and operators in touch with their solar assets. Bay4’s SOC2-compliant suite of asset management software integrates everything from contract and cash management to key performance indicators and predictive analyses. Bay4 delivers real-time insights into how systems are operating, including downtime analysis and tracking of work orders and repairs. Bay4 Technical Services ensures that customer systems are optimized with expert O&M management, troubleshooting, and diagnostic capabilities to keep facilities producing at their peak. Bay4’s experienced team provides asset performance management solutions that maximize customers’ holdings.|
|Bay4 Energy Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// UKC|
|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.|
|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 /// EDF|
|EDF Renewable Services is an industry leader, providing O&M services to more than 10.7 gigawatts of wind, solar and biomass projects across North America. With over 28 years of experience, EDF Renewable Services employs 500 people in positions ranging from on-site technicians to control center operators, data analysts and performance engineering. Asset Administration is the art and science of helping project owners to make the right decisions to optimize the lifecycle performance and profitability of a project. EDF Renewable Services Asset Administration Group brings an owner-operator sensibility to the management oversight of wind and solar projects by managing the projects and their commercial agreements to optimize returns over a project’s lifecycle, ensuring long-term operational performance and profitability.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// OMRON|
|Omron manufactures and sells market-leading sensing and control products in over 110 countries around the world. Omron consists of six main business segments filled with more than 37,000 talented, skilled, and dedicated professional who leverage intellectual and physical capital to deliver products and services that make the world a better place.
According to the PV Inverter Supplier Rankings published by IHS, Omron ranked as the world-third PV inverter supplier thanks to its strength in the residential market accounting for a current cumulative shipment volume in excess of 6.5GW.
|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 /// SUNSYSTEM TECHNOLOGY|
|SunSystem Technology (SST) is a leading independent EPC, O&M and Asset Management provider to the residential and commercial PV industry. An SST partnership minimizes project lead-time, maximizes system production, and enhances the economics of our clients’ projects. SST’s unparalleled breadth of services provides our clients the inherent confidence of receiving a consistent, quality solution for any requirement. Investing in our experienced and conscientious professionals is our path to success. SST has dedicated divisions for Residential O&M, Commercial O&M, Asset Management, Residential Installation, Commercial Installation, and Energy Storage Installation.|
|SunSystem Technology 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 /// 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 /// RADIAN GENERATION|
|Radian, founded in 2013 by a team of renewable industry veterans, optimizes the performance of our customers: infrastructure funds, national utilities, developers, IPPs, and O&M providers, by offering a full range of services and our proprietary cloud-based technology platform, LENSTM. This comprehensive offering, enabled with our industry best practices, spans all project owner needs: field services, operations, monitoring, contract compliance, and financial management.|
|Radian Generation Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// DNV GL|
|DNV GL is a leading global energy and renewables consultancy, and independent testing authority. With a 150-year heritage in the power sector, the company’s services span the entire spectrum from policy to use including: renewables, energy efficiency, power generation, T&D and energy-related testing, inspection and certification. Its customers include household names in production, supply and end-use of energy, as well as manufacturers, financiers, governments and corporations. DNV GL operates the world’s largest short-circuit laboratory and a state-of-the-art Energy Storage Test and Commercialization Center.|
|DNV GL Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// MERCATUS|
|Mercatus is a cloud based software company that serves the unique needs of renewable energy developers and asset owners. The Mercatus Energy Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution is the only integrated software platform that automates the full asset investment lifecycle, from origination through end-of-life, enabling energy companies to grow their portfolio faster, while lowering their risk profile. Mercatus’ customers are some of the largest energy companies that collectively leverage the ILM platform to manage over 110 GW of projects, across 75 countries, using 8 advanced energy technologies. Mercatus is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has offices in Europe and India.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// SOLAREDGE|
|SolarEdge, a top global inverter company, shipped ~3.9 GW of its DC optimized inverter systems with installations in >100 countries. According to the GTM U.S. PV Leaderboard– Q3, 2016, SolarEdge is ranked #1 in the US residential inverter market as of Q2 2016 in MW installed and top 3 in the US commercial market. Addressing a range of PV segments, SolarEdge’s solution consists of power optimizers, inverters, storage, smart energy management solutions, & a cloud-based monitoring platform. The SolarEdge solution improves power harvesting & management by connecting power optimizers at the module level. System costs remain competitive by keeping the DC-AC inversion & grid interaction centralized.
SolarEdge technology benefits are maximum power production, optimal roof utilization with design flexibility,& enhanced maintenance with module-level monitoring. Its cloud-based monitoring platform acts as a PV asset management tool. The SafeDC™ mechanism provides DC shutdown for enhanced safety.
SolarEdge, a top global inverter company, addresses a broad range of solar segments. The SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, storage, smart energy management solutions and a cloud-based monitoring platform.
|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 /// SKYTRON|
|skytron® energy has been developing integrated monitoring, control and supervision systems since 1977. Now one of the leading suppliers in the industry, specializing in utility-scale and commercial power plants, it has installed monitoring and control systems in more than 1,000 plants with a total capacity of more than 7.5 GWp. The company’s core competencies are plant condition monitoring, power plant control, remote plant supervision, system migration of existing power plants, operation & maintenance and PV asset management. As a technology leader, it has received a number of prestigious awards, including the highly coveted Solar Industry Award for the skylog® Data Logger System and the InterSolar Award for the PVGuard® Supervision Platform and for the StringGuard® string current measurement system.|
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|SLIDO & NETWORKING RECEPTION 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.|
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|NETWORKING LUNCH 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|
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// STRATA SOLAR SERVICES|
|Strata Solar is a turnkey solar provider, which ranks it among the top ten solar providers in America.
We offer Project Development, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Operations, Maintenance and Financing.
Our mission is to make a difference by developing cost efficient alternatives to traditional energy sources, without long-term dependence on government subsidies.
|Strata Solar Services Website|
|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 /// 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.
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// GREEN POWER MONITOR|
|GreenPowerMonitor is an international company part of the DNV GL group that offers products and services in the renewable energy sector.
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.
GreenPowerMonitor has a great depth of experience with renewable energy plants ranging from 2 kW to 266 MW and a portfolio of 13.5GW under management across the globe that includes 6GW of solar energy and 7.5GW of wind energy.
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// GRID SME|
|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 /// HUKSEFLUX USA|
|HuksefluxUSA is the industry leading supplier of ISO 9060 premium performance pyranometers to the U.S. solar power industry. Whether your solar measurement application requires an analogue or digital Secondary Standard, First Class, or Second Class pyranometer, HuksefluxUSA can supply the right pyranometer for the job, on time and at a competitive price. See Hukseflux’s latest SR30-D1 digital Secondary Standard pyranometer on display at this year’s Solar Asset Management conference. The SR30-D1 features an internal maintenance-free heated ventilation system standard, with an onboard digital tilt sensor, for communication over RS485 RTU (Modbus protocol). SR30-D1 is the only COTS Secondary Standard pyranometer meeting the latest IEC 61724-1:2017 PV performance monitoring standard Class-A sensor requirements. When it comes to ease of installation, standard features, measurement accuracy, power consumption and cost of ownership, the SR30-D1 is unmatched in performance class and value.|
|Hukseflux USA Website|
|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 /// SOLARGIS|
|Solargis offers weather data, online tools, and consultancy for accurate and efficient solar energy assessment. Our solutions help the solar industry reduce project risk and optimise performance of solar power plants.
Solargis solutions help meet solar energy assessment needs for the entire lifecycle of solar projects from planning and development to operation. On several occasions, our solar resource database has been independently identified as the most accurate and reliable.
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// CAMPBELL SCIENTIFIC|
|Campbell Scientific Inc. offers operational MET, solar resource assessment, and PV performance testing components and complete systems. Our stations are designed using best-practice methodologies to meet common industry standards and deliver the highest quality solar resource data. Standard, off-the-shelf, MET stations require no programming, are simple to install and maintain and are available within days of order. Our solar MET engineers work closely with the client to design tailored measurement and control stations, advanced research and development stations, and application programming interfaces for data collection. With every component or system comes world class technical support for the life of the product, at no additional cost. Campbell Scientific Inc. is known worldwide for its innovative and rugged measurement and control instrumentation. CSI dataloggers and data acquisition systems are trusted in environmental, research, and industrial markets when data reliability and quality are critical.|
|Campbell Scientific Website|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// ISO-CAL|
|ISO-CAL North America offers fast, reliable, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited calibration services on all pyranometer, pyrheliometer and UV-A/B solar radiometer makes and models. Accredited to perform WRR and NIST traceable primary or secondary reference calibrations, ISO-CAL North America is the ONLY commercial laboratory in the U.S. accredited to perform ‘both’ indoor and outdoor calibration services in accordance with all ASTM pyranometer calibration standards: ASTM G207-11, E824-10, or G167-15. Every ISO-CAL North America calibration report states the pre and post calibration sensitivity result, as well as the expanded calibration uncertainty (k = 2) of the sensor under test. Measurement accuracy at the field level begins with a quality calibration against a thoroughly vetted and traceable accredited reference instrument group.|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// KIPP & ZONEN|
|Kipp & Zonen is the market leader in solar radiation measurement. We have been manufacturing pyranometers since 1924 and are available at Solar Asset Management to provide you with expert advice on solar monitoring solutions.
Accurately measuring solar irradiance is the key to finding optimal locations, helping investment decisions, maximising operating efficiency, scheduling maintenance, monitoring performance and improving technology. As the experts, we develop high quality instruments such as the well-known passive CMP and Smart SMP series pyranometers, the CHP 1 and SHP1 pyrheliometer and the SOLYS sun tracker range.
Solar monitoring starts with accurately measuring solar irradiance with Kipp & Zonen sensors.
|Kipp & Zonen Website|
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// AMPION|
|Ampion performs asset management services for renewable energy providers. Our back-office operations include billing and payment, performance monitoring, customer service, and contract management. We’re a cloud-based software-service with the tools and expertise to optimize your portfolio and expand your business.|
|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 /// 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.|
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// VAISALA|
|Vaisala is a global weather expert with an integrated suite of measurement, assessment, forecasting, and asset management products and services. We help clients around the world fully understand weather risks and their impact on energy production to site and operate renewable energy projects better, faster, and more efficiently. Vaisala 3TIER Services was the first to develop a high-resolution global solar dataset and remains a leader in the sector, providing bankable solar solutions from prospecting through due diligence and asset management. Experienced and trusted, our team has delivered over 800 solar assessments on 6 continents for 42 GW of proposed solar capacity and helped secure over $10 billion in solar financing and loan guarantees, including many of the world's largest projects.|
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// GROUNDWORK|
|GroundWork Renewables, Inc. provides full-service meteorological (“MET”) measurement services to support the development of profitable solar and wind energy projects. Our industry-leading programs deliver revenue-grade datasets that meet project requirements including plant type, size, ISO (CAISO) or PPA.|