30 January 2012
On the heels of a visit from President Barack Obama, the City of Las Vegas will host the 2012 Solar Power Generation USA (SPG) this week on 31 January-2 February 2012 at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
SPG, presented by Green Power Conferences, will feature more than 60 solar industry executives and thought leaders addressing President Obama's commitment to increasing both domestic energy production and investments in cleaner energy sources, specifically solar power.
The conference will present and invite conversation about the industry's four primary focus areas: concentrated solar power (CSP), photovoltaics (PV), concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) and operations and maintenance (O&M). Hundreds of guests with expertise in project development, finance, technologies, policy, utilities and grid connection will also attend.
The final agenda is now confirmed and highlights include:
• Keynote speakers and leaders from 8minutenergy, BrightSource Energy, Duke Energy, Element Power, Iberdrola Renewables, La Plata Electric Association, NV Energy, Recurrent Energy, Sempra Generation, Siemens, Solon, Southern California Edison, Torresol and UniSource Energy.
• Topics such as the US's role in the global solar market, the price and value of solar power, working with utilities to meet Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) regulations and the financial impact of changes to tax incentives.
• The 2012 Solar Power Generation USA Awards, which will be presented at the show. The awards recognise outstanding achievement in four categories: Solar Utility of the Year, PV Project of the Year, CSP Project of the Year and CPV Breakthrough Achievement of the Year.
The full SPG agenda and attendance logistics can be found at this website.