Two weeks ago, April 3-5, the 2011 PV America conference was held in Philadelphia. More than 3,000 attendees, including PV manufacturers, distributors and installers, industry financiers and project developers, converged upon the Pennsylvania Convention Center to receive the latest updates on PV technology, industry trends and business opportunities. Co-presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), PV America is the premier solar photovoltaic (PV) industry conference and trade show in the United States.
According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight™ Year-in-Review 2010, released by SEIA and GTM Research in March 2011, the solar industry’s total market value grew 67% from $3.6 billion in 2009 to $6 billion in 2010. The report’s executive summary can be downloaded for free, or the full report can be purchased. Both are available here.
SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch, further described the growth of the solar industry during his keynote address at PV America. Resch told conference-goers:
I am thrilled to announce that the solar energy industry is now the fastest growing industry in America. Let me repeat that. The solar energy industry is the fastest growing industry in America. We are growing faster than wind energy, faster than telecommunications, and, thank goodness, we are even growing faster than the mortgage foreclosure industry.
To capitalize on the networking opportunities that PV America provided, Cohen Seglias co-hosted with Independence Solar a post-conference reception on April 4 at the Le Meridien in Center City. The event offered a chance for conference attendees and non-attendees alike to make new connections and discuss information learned at the conference. Attended by more than 100 people, the reception was an expanded version of the regularly scheduled quarterly Philadelphia Solar Happy Hour which the Firm also hosts in conjunction with Independence Solar .
The Philadelphia Solar Happy Hour is a complimentary event to provide networking opportunities and strengthen the ties of the solar community in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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