New Jersey: Driving Solar Growth on the US East Coast?

Bonn/ New Jersey, (PresseBox) - Joint Forces for Solar, a world renowned networking event series, is hosting the first international meeting of the American solar branch following the re-election of President Barack Obama. From 9 am on November 15, solar experts, market analysts and installers will come together in Somerset, New Jersey to discuss the significance of solar in the USA not only with each other but also with political decision-makers from the Democratic Party.

Upendra Chivukula, Democratic Party politician and Member of the New Jersey General Assembly has played a key role in shaping the energy policy practiced by the Democratic Party in New Jersey and will be answering questions from industry representatives and market participants. He will also be holding a keynote speech at the event. New Jersey State Senator Bob Smith who served in the Senate on the Environment Committee as Chair is also expected to attend. Both politicians will look at the impact the re-election of President Obama is likely to have on the solar industry in the USA.

Daniela Schreiber, Executive Vice President of Hoehner Research & Consulting USA Corporation will open the event. Session I will kick-off by looking at local developments and market dynamics in New Jersey, considered to be the birthplace of solar energy in the US, as well as other East Coast states. Insights and opinions will be provided here by Lyle Rawlings, Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association, and Wyldon Fishman, Founder and President of the New York Solar Energy Society.

Technological trends, financing and installer training will be discussed in the afternoon. The panel discussion with Boris Schubert, CEO of Q-Cells North America, Bret Young, Director of Sales for North America at Samil Power and Chris Wood, Sales Director at Centrosolar America Inc., will be chaired by Dennis Wilson, President of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association.

The Joint Forces for Solar signature networking event is taking place on 15 November from 9 am in the hotel "The Imperia" in Somerset, New Jersey. The event closes at 5.30pm and is followed by the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries "15th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner". Further information on Joint Forces for Solar can be found online.

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The organizers of the 9th PV Briefing & Networking Forum USA would like to thank their Premium Sponsor Samil Power, Gold Sponsor Q-Cells and Catering Sponsor Centrosolar America Inc. as well as the media partners pv magazine, Sun & Wind Energy, PV-Tech.org und Renewable Energy World Network and the TV media partner SolarPV.TV. A further word of thanks goes to the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association, the New York Solar Energy Society, the American Council on Renewable Energy, IPVEA and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

Further information on the initiative can be found on the website: www.jointforces4solar.com.

Intersolar - The World’s Leading Exhibition Series for the Solar Industry

Intersolar abides by the guiding principle Connecting Solar Business. Intersolar is the world's leading exhibition series for the solar industry. With 20 years of experience and over 3,100 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors spanning three continents, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together the solar industry from the most influential markets around the world. Intersolar's global events take place in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, Beijing and São Paulo.

The organizers of Intersolar Europe are Solar Promotion GmbH of Pforzheim and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG. Intersolar North America, Intersolar India, Intersolar China and Intersolar South America are organized by the international subsidiaries Solar Promotion International GmbH of Pforzheim and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH.

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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. Focusing on a local goes global strategy, the scheme takes insider information gained by installers 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’s growth.

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