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  • Joint Forces for Solar
  • Adenauerallee 134
  • 53113 Bonn
  • Contact person
  • Daniel Fuchs
  • +49 (228) 42966-45

Macro and micro view on the US photovoltaic market

(PresseBox) (Bonn/ San Francisco, ) On July 11th, conference participants are invited for both a macro and micro view of the US photovoltaic market at Intersolar North America. The latest market developments will be highlighted and discussed during presentations and subsequent expert panel discussions. In the evening, Joint Forces for Solar is supporting an event with Centrosolar America, where networking continues and the aforementioned topics can be discussed in greater detail.

During Intersolar North America, the 7th PV Briefing & Networking Forum USA will provide both macro and micro views of developments in the US photovoltaic market on July 11th at 2.30pm. The panel discussion on “How to ensure sustainable growth in California & the USA?” sees several market professionals discuss developments in the USA in general and specifically in California. Panelists including Dr. Thomas Kneip, Board Member of Centrosolar America will exchange thoughts and opinions with the audience on the USA market, as well as California.

Questions on the agenda of the panel discussion are, amongst others, whether or not the USA needs to increase the renewable energy target goals at the state level in order to further fuel solar development. Panelists will also discuss the rapid growth of the US rooftop PV market, its long term potential and the changing role of PV manufacturers, distributors and installers to ensure sustainable growth.

Taking a closer look at the Californian PV market, in particular, panelists will examine the impact FIT pricing mechanisms have had on market development in California as well as whether strong growth in the open space segment will trigger stricter implementation of the environmental impact analysis of multi-megawatt desert based PV installations.

Further networking opportunities at Jillian's Billards Club
In the evening, after the 7th PV Briefing & Networking Forum USA, Joint Forces for Solar is inviting participants to take part in the post-show happy hour party hosted by Centrosolar America and supported by Joint Forces for Solar. The happy hour party, at Jillian’s Billiard’s Club from 5pm to 9pm, is an exclusive networking get-together. The hosts are looking forward to talking to their guests about not only what is happening in the Californian PV market but also in the US market.

The highlight of the party will be an exclusive prize draw. Participants have the chance to enter to win a complete CentroPack PV kit from Centrosolar America. This includes a 3kW solar system ready for installation. A further prize is a one year membership in the Joint Forces for Solar initiative.

Information on the events
The 7th PV Briefing & Networking Forum USA will take place during Intersolar North America in the Moscone Center, San Francisco on July 11th from 2.30pm to 5pm. Venue is the Innovation Exchange Area, Level 3.

The Centrosolar Partner Event will be at Jillian’s Billards Club, 101 4th Street #1070, San Francisco, CA from 5pm to 9pm. To register for the event, follow this link:

If you would like to take part in future events or would like more information about the initiative, please feel free to contact Mr. Daniel Fuchs ( | +49 228 42966 45).

You can find more information about the Joint Forces for Solar Initiative on our website at:

Joint Forces for Solar

Joint Forces for Solar is a global synergy of stakeholders along the solar value chain. It brings grass-roots knowledge and know-how to a global dimension. A local goes global strategy takes the first hand, insider information installers gain when dealing with customers on a daily basis and utilizes it to shape the future direction of the solar industry. In return, global goes local, installers benefit from access to information on the latest technological developments and changes in market trends giving them the competitive edge necessary for long-term success.

The initiative builds a bridge between the individual links of the value chain and offers a platform where opinions, ideas and expertise can be shared that ultimately strengthen the industry going forward.