Midwest Solar Expo Returns to Minneapolis in 2015

Second annual conference announces speakers and expanded format

The Midwest Solar Expo 2015 will be held May 13-14, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and will feature two days of educational and networking events that will provide solar companies with the tools to grow their businesses in the Midwest solar market.

Hundreds of solar industry executives from across the supply chain, representing companies around the Midwest—and the country—will benefit from the expanded format. This year's two-day event has an increased focus on networking and strengthening relationships within the industry.

The expo will kick-off at the Solar Arts Building in downtown Minneapolis with a cocktail reception, dinner and keynote address. This will be followed by a day of plenaries, breakout sessions, networking breaks, NABCEP and product trainings and exhibits at the Downtown Hilton Minneapolis.

Breakout sessions will cover pressing issues that face the regional industry including the future of community solar gardens, solar project finance and the challenges and opportunities surrounding commercial, utility and residential-scale solar project development. New to the format this year is the appointment of an Education Committee that will oversee the educational sessions and "Call for Papers" selection process in order to best showcase innovative products and services that are pertinent to the local industry.

"We want deals to get done." said Geoff Stenrick, CEO of Simpleray, one of the host sponsors of the event. "We are particularly excited about this year's solar technology focus and helping companies navigate the new challenges facing Minnesota's growing solar market."

The first wave of speakers announced include:
- Lidija Sekaric, Department of Energy
- John Conley, SolarCity
- Cory Honeyman,GTM Research
- Tony Clifford, Standard Solar
- James Tong, Clean Power Finance
- Special address from Senator Al Franken

More speakers will be announced soon. Conference information is available online at www.midwestsolarexpo.com. Attendee registration is now open with early bird price discounts ending soon. Corporate sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available. Email info@midwestsolarexpo.com for more details.

About the Midwest Solar Expo
The Midwest Solar Expo is an annual solar business conference that brings together hundreds of executives and stakeholders from along the industry supply chain to advance Midwest solar through education, training and networking. www.midwestsolarexpo.com.

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