According to a new poll from Droege & Comp. and Gibbs & Soell, U.S. Solar businesses are poised for strong growth in 2010 and significant growth in 2011. However, respondents indicate that obstacles still remain. Favorable legislation, customer knowledge and heightened marketing will be keys to the expansion of their business. Participants included nearly 100 professionals representing key areas of the solar business value chain. Results from the 2009 Solar Industry Monitor were unveiled at the 2009 Solar Power International Show in Anaheim, Calif.
Solar Industry Growing; Obstacles Remain Poll Says
Sebastian Goeres And Brian Hall | Droege & Comp, Gibbs & Soell
Sebastian Goeres, a renewable energy specialist with Droege & Comp. and Brian Hall, managing supervisor—advanced manufacturing and energy practice, Gibbs & Soell, report on the Poll results.
We will be conducting a Wind Energy Industry Monitor during the first quarter of 2010.
Sebastian Göres is a renewable energy specialist in the Competence Center Energy of Droege & Comp. a global management consultancy company. He has over seven years of consulting experience and currently leads projects within the solar, biomass, and wind segments.
Before joining Droege & Comp., Sebastian served as head of “GreenTeam” at the German American Chamber of Commerce where he worked on market entry and market penetration projects for renewable energies companies. Prior to joining the German American Chamber of Commerce, he advised The European Commission on the implementation of its climate change efforts.
In addition to his consultancy work at Droege & Comp., Sebastian works at the Solar Energy Industry Association’s New York chapter (NYSEIA) and The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC).
Sebastian is a frequent speaker at renewable energy events; an author of a renewable energy blog focused on the U.S. region (http://renewables-usa.blogspot.com) and holds an MBA from the University of Cologne, Germany.
Droege & Comp.
Droege & Comp., a subsidiary of Droege International Group, is a top-rated international management consulting firm with +300 professionals across the globe. Within the Company’s Energy Competence Center, experts offer expertise and proficiency for energy clients throughout the entire energy value chain. Droege & Comp. creates comprehensive, pragmatic growth, and value enhancement strategies, leveraging the firm’s valuable partnerships from the first stages of strategy conceptualization and implementation to tangible, bottom-line results. Droege & Comp. provide the experience, networks, market analysis and project-focused manpower that clients require to execute major growth, competitiveness and profit improvement initiatives. This relentless focus on profitable growth and quantifiable bottom-line results has earned the Company a reputation as one of the top management consultants to mid-market companies around the world
Brian Hall, Managing Supervisor, Advanced Manufacturing & Energy for Gibbs & Soell, Inc.
Brian is a managing supervisor for Gibbs & Soell, a full-service public relations firm that specializes in helping clients market products, build brands, manage issues and create dialogue with their target audiences. Brian has spent 15 years developing and executing integrated business-to-business media relations, digital media, marketing communications and leadership positioning programs. His experience in the firm’s Advanced Manufacturing & Energy practice has included work in renewable energy, bio-industrial products, plastics, advanced materials, packaging and other market segments.
Brian is the primary author of The G&S Spark (http://spark.gibbs-soell.com), a blog for Advanced Manufacturing & Energy businesses. He is a member of the team responsible for driving digital media education and implementation throughout the agency and is also a lead facilitator of the firm’s proprietary I PowerTM strategic message development process. Brian earned a B.A. in journalism and public relations from Eastern Illinois University. He is actively involved in Taproot Foundation, which provides pro bono communication services to non-profit organizations throughout the U.S.
About Gibbs & Soell, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Gibbs & Soell is the 11th largest independent public relations agency in the United States (O’Dwyer’s 2009 PR Agency Report). Headquartered in New York, Gibbs & Soell has full-service offices in Chicago, Raleigh, N.C. and Zurich, Switzerland, and a global footprint that extends to more than 30 countries through its affiliate network that includes the Public Relations Organization International (PROI). For more information, please visit www.gibbs-soell.com
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