ROTH China Solar Tour to be Held in Conjunction with SNEC Power Expo in Shanghai May 23-26, 2016

ROTH Investor Tour to Meet with 20 Solar Power and Clean Technology Companies on Booth Tours and Facility Visits

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 its 3rd Annual China Solar Tour in Shanghai on May 23-26, 2016. The event is held in conjunction with the SNEC Power Expo, one of the largest annual solar conferences/expos in the world.


This invitation-only event, which will be hosted by ROTH's Philip Shen, Senior Research Analyst, Cleantech, will provide an opportunity for solar power industry executives, policymakers and key institutional investors to meet and exchange ideas about issues and trends in the Solar and Cleantech industry.

According to Mr. Shen, "Innovation and growth continue to fuel the global solar industry, and China is a key centerpiece of the solar story. The SNEC Power Expo is one of the largest annual solar conferences in the world. We expect our booth tour at SNEC to provide investors with insight into what's happening on the ground in China as well as perspective on what to expect ahead.

"On the tour, we plan to explore a number of key investor topics, including (1) The risk of module oversupply in the back half of 2016; (2) How long can the strength in poly ASPs sustain?; (3) How does China establish a stable demand environment for solar?; and (4) What should we expect ahead with inverter technology?"

This trip will include booth tours during the SNEC Power Expo, which will feature nearly 2,000 companies and exhibitors from over 90 countries, meetings with solar company executives at their facilities and a dinner featuring several solar experts including: Andy Klump - CEO & Founder - Clean Energy Associates (CEA); Finlay Colville - Head of Market Intelligence - Solar Media, Ltd and Izumi Kaizuka - Senior Analyst, Manager of Research at RTS Corp. We believe this tour 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.

Clients interested in attending should contact their ROTH sales representative or e-mail conference@roth.com. To learn more or register for SNEC, please visit the event web site at - http://www.snec.org.cn/default.aspx?lang=en

Since 2012, ROTH has assisted its Cleantech clients in raising over $2.6 billion in nearly 70 transactions. (Source - ROTH Capital - 05/06/2016)

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

Event sponsors include Business Wire, Equisolve and The Blueshirt Group Asia.

List of Participating companies as of this release (As of 05/16/2016 - subject to change):
Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ)
Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ)
*GCL (SEHK:3800)
*Hankook Silicon Co., Ltd. (PRIVATE)
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (HQCL)
Hareon (SHSE:600401)
*Heraeus Holding (PRIVATE)
Huawei (PRIVATE)
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO)
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS)
*Power-One (ABB)
ReneSola Ltd. (SOL)
Shanghai Chint Power (PRIVATE)
*Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited (SEHK:1165)
*Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. (SZSE:300274)
TBEA Co.Ltd ( SHSE:600089)
Trina Solar Limited (TSL)
United Photovoltaics Group Limited (SEHK:686)

*Awaiting confirmation

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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