4th Annual ROTH China Solar Tour to be Held in Conjunction with SNEC Power Expo in Shanghai April 18-21, 2017

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 4th Annual China Solar Tour in Shanghai on April 18-21, 2017. The event is held in conjunction with the SNEC Power Expo, one of the largest annual solar conferences/expos in the world.

"China is the most important renewable market from both a deployment perspective, and from a policy perspective given China's impact on global CO2 emissions and climate change"
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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.

"China is the most important renewable market from both a deployment perspective, and from a policy perspective given China's impact on global CO2 emissions and climate change," says Jesse Pichel, Managing Director - Cleantech Investment Banking at ROTH. "Our annual event offers international investors an opportunity to dialogue with companies and officials shaping policy".

According to Mr. Shen, "Innovation and growth continue to fuel the global solar industry, and China is a key centerpiece of the solar market. 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.

"We plan to meet with companies representing each step of the solar value chain, including: (1) Upstream polysilicon producers; (2) Midstream wafer, cell, and module manufacturers; (3) BOS/Inverter suppliers; (4) Equipment manufacturers; (5) Downstream players; and (6) Industry experts."

This trip will include booth tours during the SNEC Power Expo, which will feature nearly 2,000 companies and exhibitors from over 90 countries, a tour of Huawei's Shanghai R&D Center and its Global Test and Compliance Center, 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.; Frank Haugwitz - Director of Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA); and Izumi Kaizuka - Senior Analyst, Manager of Research at RTS Corp. Lastly, we are following SNEC with a site visit to TPI Composites' advanced wind blade manufacturing facility in Dafeng. In sum, 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 $2.9 billion in 80 transactions. (Source - ROTH Capital - 03/28/2017)

ROTH is a founding member of Sustain OC (formerly CleanTech OC), a trade association with its roots in Cleantech economic growth that accelerates sustainability in the greater Orange County area through innovation, collaboration, and education, as well as a member of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Event sponsors include Business Wire and The Blueshirt Group Asia.

List of Participating companies as of this release (As of 03/30/2017 - subject to change):

Amtech Systems, Inc. (ASYS)
Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ)
Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ)
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (HK:3800)
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (HQCL)
Hareon Solar (SH: 600401)
Huawei (PRIVATE)
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO)
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS)
Jolywood (SZ:300393)
Longi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (SH:601012)
ReneSola Ltd. (SOL)
Risen Energy Co., Ltd. (SZ:300118)
Shanghai Chint Power (PRIVATE)
Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. (SZ:300274)
Tebian Electricity Apparatus/TBEA (SH:600089)
TPI Composites, Inc. (TPIC)
Tongwei (SH:600438)

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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