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Tuesday, April 25 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Solar: The Home Field Advantage
Leading solar companies reaped the benefits of vertical Integration within an otherwise fragmented Industry.  But fierce competition and diminishing value threatens to invert the leading providers' business model from a competitive advantage to a costly liability.  Where's the 'value' in the solar business, can vertical integration among pure-plays still generate a profit or are other forms of innovation, integration and product now prerequisite?  How will the Industry evolve and whichh organizations will grasp the peripheral opportunities?  How long will solar companies remain just solar companies?


Moderators
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Hugh Bromley

Senior Research Associate, Lead Analyst – North America Solar, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Hugh Bromley is a Senior Research Associate with Bloomberg New Energy Finance in New York, where he leads the firms’ analysis of North American solar markets, with a focus on distributed energy technologies, business models and financing vehicles. Hugh joined Bloomberg in New York in 2011, where he focused on US tax-equity finance models for small-scale PV. He later led Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s carbon, power & distributed... Read More →

Speakers
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Peter Aschenbrenner

EVP Corporate Strategy & Business Development, SunPower
Peter Aschenbrenner serves as SunPower executive vice president of corporate strategy and business development, responsiblefor driving the company’s strategy, mergers and acquisition and business activities. Previously, he was the company’s vice president of marketing and sales, where he established the SunPower brand and oversaw development of the industry’s first dealer network program. Prior to joining SunPower, Aschenbrenner... Read More →
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Steven Chan

CEO, SUNGROW USA
Steven Chan is the CEO of Sungrow USA, the American subsidiary of Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen: 300274), a global leading PV inverter system solution supplier. Previously he served as CEO of Andalay Solar and VP at NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), where he helped transform NRG’s Residential Solar Solutions business into a leader in residential solar lease financing with over $100 million of solar lease funding for the US market.Mr... Read More →
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Scott Graybeal

Senior Vice President, Flex Energy Solutions
Scott Graybeal is Senior Vice President, for Flex Energy Solutions at Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX). Flex is a $26B, Fortune Global 500, industry leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time... Read More →
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Dennis She

President & CEO, ET Energy
Dennis She is the President and CEO of ET Energy, a global leading clean energy developer and operator. With acute marketing sense and outstanding marketing expertise, Dennis has grown the company’s business outside of the European continent, into vast emerging markets around the world. He believes in the significance of clear vision and strategy for a company, and considers that there will never be a decaying industry but improper... Read More →
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Mark Widmar

CEO, First Solar
Mark Widmar became Chief Executive Officer of First Solar, Inc. in July, 2016. He joined First Solar in April 2011 as Chief Financial Officer, and oversaw all financial operations, including financial planning and analysis, treasury, internal audit, investor relations, accounting and tax. While in that role, he also served as CFO and as a director on the board of directors of 8point3 Energy Partners, the joint yieldco formed by First Solar and... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY