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2021: A BUMPER YEAR FOR SOLAR AND STORAGE

Despite Covid-19, 2020 saw 115 GW of new solar deployed globally and the US solar industry installed 19.2GW. The majority of that US figure was utility scale solar (14 GW, up from 8.4 GW in 2019). The overall figure for both utility and residential showed an increase of 43% on 2019 figures, even beating the 2016 high of 15.1 GW. Some projects were postponed until 2021, meaning the industry is on track to another stellar year of growth.

A YEAR OF OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGES

Rising raw materials prices and grid congestion pose questions for the industry and the summit will bring a fantastic speaker panel together to solve these. We will also discuss the benefits of higher-efficiency modules, how to utilize trackers and data to maximize yield across a portfolio, how companies are minimizing risk on merchant projects, how changing contracts are exposing companies to more merchant risk, the huge opportunities in both the residential and community energy sectors and a state-by-state analysis of where the industry can find new opportunity. We will, of course, also assess the collocation of solar PV and energy storage and dig into project economics and the methods companies have chosen to make these viable. 

7.5 GW ANNUAL STORAGE INSTALLATIONS BY 2025?

When it comes to storage, the US market exceeded a gigawatt of advanced energy storage installations (weighted towards lithium ion) at 1.46 GW, more than the previous six years in total! An exponential growth rate could see the market hit 7.5 GW p.a. by 2025. The summit will provide a wealth of content around this vital piece in the US power puzzle, with sessions dedicated to explore how companies are making money from batteries, the latest chemistries and their applications as they apply to different use-cases. We ask how investors can match ESG criteria to batteries and we will bring case studies of successful deployment onto the virtual stage to examine how you can ensure your own projects are successful. 

FIRM GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO THE SECTOR AND CORPORATE RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCING WILL DRIVE GROWTH

US President Joe Biden has included a 10-year extension for the Investment Tax Credit for both clean power generation and energy storage as part of a US$2 trillion infrastructure investment plan. Whilst it remains to be seen whether that plan can pass, the commitment to take action is firm, as it is at a state level for many regions. Corporate energy buyers and large scale public sector energy users will also drive growth as they look to clean power for their operations.

The future is bright for a new era of US solar and storage, and the 8th annual Solar & Storage Finance Summit will provide opportunities to discuss solutions to the industry’s challenges and provide a networking platform designed to bring together the top minds in the industry to do business. With a mix of high-level, informative presentations and panels, a stellar cast of speakers and audience members with deal-making capacity, the 2021 edition of the event will be a sell-out success.

2021: WHAT A YEAR FOR U.S. SOLAR INFOGRAPHIC

The latest market stats from the USA Solar Market Insight Q2 2021 Report, published by Solar Energy Industries Association shows we have passed the 100 GW mark in terms of solar installations… 

View the full infographic today! 

Speakers Include:

Executive Vice President, Structured Finance
Cypress Creek Renewables
Director
EQT Partners
Managing Director, Infrastructure
John Hancock
Senior Advisor, Energy Justice & Workforce
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
EVP, Global Head Engineering & Construction
Sonnedix

Sneak Peak At the 2021 Agenda Topics

WHAT CAN TEXAS TELL US ABOUT DEALING WITH RISK?

With wind operators such as RWE facing huge losses as a result of the extreme drop in temperatures in the Ercot market early in 2021, we analyze the way in which risk mitigation could change to ensure that future losses aren't repeated.

SOLAR SUPPLY CHAIN – AN INVESTOR’S VIEW

As the solar supply chain scales to meet demand, we will explore investor needs across the asset lifespan, how manufacturers will support continued growth of the industry and how they are partnering across the supply chain to ensure high quality standards are maintained.

BANKABLE BATTERIES – A HOW-TO

Whether a project is standalone or collocated with solar PV, how have successful developers put together a profitable revenue stack that lenders and investors can comfortably back? This session will explore both the different services a battery can offer as well as how a developer can prepare before seeking capital.

A NEW SOLAR & STORAGE ERA

After a tumultuous 2020 and with the USA drawing back from the Paris agreement previously, this session will explore the hope that Biden’s administration brings to the industry.

Number of Sponsors

Number of Speakers

Dedicated Networking Hours

Number of Presentations and Panels

22

68

4.5

21

2021 Sponsorship Brochure

To get the best idea of what our event will look like, take a few minutes to read over our Sponsorship brochure. 

Download the brochure and discover: 

  • 2021 Themes 
  • Virtual Networking
  • Sponsorship Opportunities 
  • Who attended 2020
  • How to get involved

Free USA Market Report

Download our 42 page long whitepaper and discover: 

  • Is the ‘SPAC track’ the fast lane to growth… or the road to ruin?
  • How CAISO is preparing to ‘embrace historic tide’ of energy storage
  • Which battery storage firms have raised nearly US$5 billion corporate funds in first quarter of this year?
  • And many many more articles!

Thanks To Our 2021 Summit Sponsors

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