SPI 2014 - ROTH Capital Partners to Host Solar Symposium at Solar Power International (SPI 14)

Leading Solar Power and Clean Technology Companies to Hold Fire-Side Chats and Investor Meetings

Solar Power International 2014


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH), www.roth.com, a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced that it will host a Solar Symposium and Booth Tours on Oct. 21-22, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, in conjunction with the Solar Power International Conference and Expo (SPI 14), the largest annual solar conference/expo in the U.S.

This two-day invitation only event, co-located with SPI 14, 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 related industries. The event, which will be hosted by Jesse Pichel, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Cleantech and Industrial Growth, and Philip Shen, Senior Research Analyst, Cleantech, is expected to be widely attended.

According to Pichel, "2014 has been a particularly strong year for solar both internationally and in the U.S. As demand remains strong and costs continue to decline, we have seen the capital markets window re-open and an unprecedented string of consolidation." Shen stated, "This past year also clearly demonstrated the value public investors place in the retained value of the maturing solar asset class." Shen added, "We believe the symposium will provide useful insights on both fronts, while also providing greater clarity with respect to specific drivers including: 1) Demand trends in the Americas and Asia, 2) industry utilization and pricing, including polysilicon feedstock pricing trends, and 4) "YieldCo" investment pools dedicated to both residential and utility scale PV development. The symposium will also feature emerging private solar companies that may have an impact on the broader landscape in the long term."

The event includes booth tours during SPI 14, which will feature nearly 15.000 solar energy industry professionals, an industry keynote by Rhone Resch, President of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a special utility scale panel, and a feature presentation on the Japanese solar market. ROTH will also host fire-side chat presentations with solar companies and small group and one-on-one meetings with investors.

We believe this event will enable participants to efficiently meet companies throughout the entire solar value chain – polysilicon, wafer, cell, module, downstream developers, private companies, government officials and other industry experts – in one of the most important solar markets in the world.

Attendees will hear from today's leading solar power companies including:

Amtech Systems (ASYS)
Canadian Solar (CSIQ)
CBD Energy (CBDE)
CleanPower Finance (Private)
Enphase Energy (ENPH)
Hannon Armstrong (HASI)
Ideal Power (IPWR)
JA Solar (JASO)
JinkoSolar (JKS)
LightBeam Electric (Private)
Manz (M5Z)
NEXTracker (Private)
OneRoof Energy, Inc. (TSXV:ON)
ReneSola (SOL)
Renewable Energy Trust (Private)
SolarCity (SCTY)
Sungevity (Private)
Trina Solar (TSL)
Yingli Solar (YGE)
(As of 10/10/2014 – subject to change)

"This event is another example of ROTH's dedicated efforts to continue its leadership in supporting both public and private solar companies from both investment banking capital transaction and advisory services as well as equity research," said Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH. "We are excited to once again support SEIA and co-host this event at SPI."

Since 2012, ROTH has assisted its Cleantech and Industrial Growth clients in raising over $1.80 billion* in approximately 40 transactions. ROTH's Cleantech and Industrial Growth clients cover a broad spectrum of sub-sectors including the following: Demand-Side Management; Green Transportation (including biofuels, energy infrastructure, recycling & waste management); Solar/Renewable Energy & YieldCos; Auto Parts & Equipment and Manufacturing & Process Technologies. *Past Performance is not indicative of future returns. (Source: ROTH Capital 10/03/2014)

ROTH is a founding member of CleanTech OC, a trade association that seeks to promote economic growth in the Orange County clean technology industry as well as a member of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

ROTH is also hosting an evening Oktoberfest networking event for registered guests and attendees.

SHEARMAN & STERLING, SEIA and Business Wire are event sponsors.

Clients interested in attending should contact their ROTH sales representative. Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Isabel Pain at 949-720-7117 or imattson-pain@roth.com. To learn more or register for SPI, please visit the event web site at - http://solarpowerinternational.com

About Roth Capital Partners, LLC:

ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access.

Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., ROTH is privately-held and owned by its employees, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. and Hong Kong. For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.

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