13 February 2012
PV America 2012 West, 19-21 March in San Jose, California, will feature a conference program designed to provide attendees from all sectors involved with solar with tools and knowledge for the fast-changing photovoltaics industry. With more than 30 concurrent educational sessions covering finance, markets, policy, technology, utilities, and cross-cutting issues; four instructional workshops, and four interactive Solar Idea Swaps, the program’s topics address the key developments and policies that are driving industry growth.
Presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), PV America West is a regional Solar Power International event showcasing exhibits from more than 150 companies, and is expected to draw more than 4,000 industry attendees to the San Jose Convention Center.
Highlights include a North American PV market overview, a policy-track discussion on net metering and the social costs and benefits of self-generation, and a technology-track session about the latest energy storage technologies, including considerations such as cost, safety and marketability, among many others.