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3.12.14 – Annual Solar Year in Review and Five Years Forward Report

SMI-miniDon’t’ miss the annual solar year in review #SolarChat session on March 12, 2014 at 2 PM EST. The event will draw from the U.S. Solar Market Insight® is a quarterly publication of GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)®.

Surveying hundreds of utilities, state agencies, installers, and manufacturers, the report identifies and analyzes trends in U.S. solar demand, manufacturing, and pricing by state and market segment. This fourth quarter report is the “Year in Review” edition, summarizing the development of the solar market over the entire year. The report also looks forward and forecasts demand over the next five years.

Expert Panelists

Tom Kimbis, General Counsel & VP of Executive Affairs, SEIA @TomKimbis
Tom is General Counsel of SEIA and Vice President of Executive Affairs. He also manages the Research department. Tom leads the development of strategy to promote solar energy across the U.S. As Vice President of Executive Affairs, he oversees the departments of Executive Affairs and Research. He also provides legal services to SEIA as General Counsel. Tom has been working in renewable energy since 2000, when he began supporting research, analysis, legislative, and planning efforts across all energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Shawn Rumery, Research Manager, SEIA @RunShawnRum
Shawn Rumery has worked at SEIA since May 2011. He is responsible for data gathering, analysis, and synthesis at SEIA, including analytical work for the quarterly Solar Market Insight reports jointly produced by SEIA and GTM. He also manages SEIA’s National Solar Database, which tracks the 6,100 companies that comprise the U.S. Solar Industry.

Cory Honeyman, Solar Analyst, GTM Research @Cory_Honeyman
Cory Honeyman is a Solar Analyst at GTM Research with a focus on downstream demand in the US. He handles primary data collection and analysis for the SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight reports and covers U.S. utility and commercial project development. His prior internship experiences include work in corporate sustainability and carbon markets. Cory has a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and MS from Columbia University with a concentration in energy and sustainability.

Arno Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Recurrent Energy @ArnoHarris
Arno Harris, CEO of Recurrent Energy, took up the mantle of SEIA Board Chair on June 13th, 2012. With 10 years in the solar industry, Arno has built successful businesses in rooftop solar sales and installation, solar technology development, project finance, and utility scale project development.

Additional members of the Solar Energy Industry Association @SEIA, GTM Research @GTMResearch, and Renewable Energy World @REWorld will also be lending insight and expertise.

As the national trade association in the U.S., the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the power behind solar energy. SEIA’s member companies research, manufacture, distribute, finance, and build solar projects domestically and abroad.

GTM Research, a division of Greentech Media, provides critical and timely market analysis in the form of research reports, data services, advisory services and strategic consulting.

Featured Journalists

Jennifer Runyon,  Chief Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com and Renewable Energy World magazine  @jennrunyon
Jennifer is responsible for coordinating, writing and/or editing columns, features, news stories and blogs for the publications. She also serves as conference chair of Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo, North America. Formerly, she was the managing editor of Innovate Forum, an online publication that focused on innovation in manufacturing. Prior to that she was the managing editor at Desktop Engineering magazine. In 2008, she won an “Eddy Award” for her editing work on an article about solar trees in Vienna. In 2010, RenewableEnergyWorld.com was awarded an American Business Media Neal Award for its eNewsletters, which were created under her direction. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Education from Boston University and a BA in English from the University of Virginia.

Ucilia Wang, Greentech Journalist @UciliaWang
Ucilia Wang covers renewable energy and other cleantech sectors for publications such as GigaOm, Forbes, the U.K. Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and MIT Technology Review. She’s out running the rapids in her red river kayak when she’s not chasing down stories.

SolarChat Preparation **New Feature**
Check out these resources for advance event education and send in suggestions for more to Raina.Russo@Solarchat.org:

SolarChat Preparation **New Feature**
Check out these resources for advance event education and send in suggestions for more to Raina.Russo@Solarchat.org: – See more at: http://solarchat.org/solarchat_calendar/2-26-14-solar-om-an-exploding-arena-for-solar-reliability/#sthash.GCboWLCs.dpuf
SolarChat Preparation **New Feature**
Check out these resources for advance event education and send in suggestions for more to Raina.Russo@Solarchat.org: – See more at: http://solarchat.org/solarchat_calendar/2-26-14-solar-om-an-exploding-arena-for-solar-reliability/#sthash.GCboWLCs.dpuf
SolarChat Preparation **New Feature**
Check out these resources for advance event education and send in suggestions for more to Raina.Russo@Solarchat.org: – See more at: http://solarchat.org/solarchat_calendar/2-26-14-solar-om-an-exploding-arena-for-solar-reliability/#sthash.GCboWLCs.dpuf

Join us, too! Register quickly now:

For those new to Twitter, a hashtag (#) is an easy way to find and follow people who are tweeting about a certain topic. #SolarChat, founded by EcoOutfitters.net’s Raina Russo, has a simple mission: Curious consumers, energy experts, and installation professionals can tune into Twitter at the designated chat time to share advice and resources, weigh in on discussion topics, pose questions or concerns, and work together to advance solar awareness.

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