ROTH Capital Partners, a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, will host a Solar Symposium on 23 October, 2013 in Chicago in conjunction with the Solar Power International Conference and Expo next week.
This one-day invitation only event will provide an opportunity for solar power industry executives, policy makers and key institutional investors to meet and exchange ideas about issues and trends in the solar and clean technology industry. The event, which will be hosted by Jesse Pichel, ROTH’s Managing Director, Investment Banking Clean Technology, Industrial Growth and Energy, is expected to be widely attended.
“While the long term thesis of PV grid parity remains intact, there is much debate about the recent run up of share prices for public solar energy companies, and near term industry prospects,” said Pichel.
“We believe the symposium will help to address these concerns, while also providing greater clarity with respect to specific drivers including demand trends in the Americas and Asia, industry utilisation and pricing, polysilicon feedstock pricing trends, and the rising amount of “YieldCo” investment pools dedicated for both residential and utility scale PV development.
“The symposium will also feature emerging solar technologies and new business models that may have an impact on the broader landscape in the long term,” added Pichel.
Through fire side chat presentations, group and one-on-one meetings, as well as an industry keynote by Rhone Resch, President of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), attendees will hear from today’s leading solar power and clean technology companies including:
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (YGE)
Amtech Systems (ASYS)
Canadian Solar (CSIQ)
Clean Power Finance, Inc. (Private)
Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH)
JA Solar (JASO)
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS)
LightBeam Electric Company (Private)
Real Goods Solar (RSOL)
ReneSola Ltd. (SOL)
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
SolarEdge Technologies Ltd. (Private)
Verengo, Inc (Private)
Vivint Solar (Private)
(As of 10/16/2013 – Subject to change)
“This event will reinforce our firm’s deep domain expertise in capital transactions and advisory services as well as equity research for emerging cleantech and industrial growth leaders,” said Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH Capital Partners. “We are excited to support SEIA and co-host this event at SPI 13.”