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Gold Sponsors


    CohnReznick LLP provides clients with forward thinking advice that helps them navigate complex business and financial issues. With more than 2,500 employees nationwide, we provide the resources, technical skills and deep industry knowledge to help them succeed. Our clients in the renewable energy business world include investor-owned utilities, developers, investment banks and private equity firms, tax equity investors and financial institutions, insurance companies, independent power producers, commercial and industrial entities, and infrastructure companies.

        Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)

        The mission of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is to promote affordable, reliable, clean energy. MEA’s programs and policies help lower energy bills, fuel the creation of green collar jobs, address environmental and climate impacts, and promote energy independence.


            Nextility, formerly known as Skyline Innovations, guarantees customers’ savings by providing a fixed discount to their utility rates for water heating. This complete customer solution finances, installs, monitors and maintains clean, reliable commercial-scale solar water heating systems at no upfront cost to customers. Found in 2009, the company is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Los Angeles and San Diego.


                SolarCity is America’s largest solar power provider. We make clean energy available to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations at a lower cost than they pay for energy generated by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. Our approach is to install systems to the highest engineering standards while making the switch simple for our customers. We’ve revolutionized the way energy is delivered by giving customers a cleaner, more affordable alternative to their monthly utility bill.

                    Standard Solar

                    Standard Solar, Inc. is a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems. Dedicated to making solar solutions more accessible to businesses, institutions and governments, the company is leading the way to energy independence. Committed to offering responsible and energy cost-saving solar solutions that conform to the highest standards, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies. Since 2004, Standard Solar has been the partner of choice to make solar energy financially accessible, helping customers through financing options, including Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and navigating expanded federal and state and local tax credits. The company’s Standard Energy Solutions (SES) division provides home energy solutions including home solar, energy efficiency and energy management services. Named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for three consecutive years by Inc. Magazine, Standard Solar is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.


                      Silver Sponsors



                        Ameresco helps organizations meet energy saving and energy management challenges with an integrated comprehensive approach to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Leveraging budget neutral solutions like energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and power purchase agreements (PPAs), we eliminate the financial barriers that traditionally hamper energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

                            Canadian Solar

                            Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar Inc., (NASDAQ:CSIQ) is one of the world’s largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of solar modules, specialized solar products and turnkey PV project solution provider, Canadian Solar operates in six continents and has delivered more than 5.0GW of premium quality solar modules to customers in over 70 major solar markets. Canadian Solar is committed to providing high quality solar products, solar solutions and services to customers around the world. For more information about our company, products and solutions, please visit

                                Ethical Electric

                                Ethical Electric is an energy company that does good. We power as many American homes and businesses as possible with 100% clean energy from renewable sources like wind and solar. We use profits to fund causes that benefit our planet and advance equality, peace, justice and opportunity.


                                    For over 15 years, groSolar has consistently been one of the nation’s leading solar firms providing the highest quality and innovative solutions for solar energy generation. Our firm has engineered, supplied, and constructed projects from coast to coast. Our goal is to provide our customers with the most competitively priced, highest quality, on-time solar system that will meet or surpass the client’s needs.

                                        Hannon Armstrong

                                        Hannon Armstrong makes debt and equity investments in sustainable infrastructure projects. We focus on profitable projects that increase energy efficiency, provide cleaner energy, positively impact the environment, or make more efficient use of natural resources. With over 30 years of experience, Hannon Armstrong works primarily with Global 1000 clients on essential infrastructure projects involving the U.S. federal, state and local governments as well as institutions and private developers. We target projects that have high credit quality obligors, fully contracted revenue streams and inherent economic value. Hannon Armstrong is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol “HASI”.


                                            HelioSage Energy is a solar energy development firm with a national pipeline including more than 300 megawatts of executed Power Purchase Agreements. The principals of HelioSage have developed and financed 540 megawatts of renewable energy facilities, representing over billion USD in invested capital.

                                                Intuit Quickbase

                                                Intuit QuickBase is a cloud-based workspace that allows solar businesses to easily manage and take action on customer, project, client services and employee-related information. Whether in the field or in the office, you can access QuickBase from anywhere. Automated tasks, workflows and visual reports help turn insight into action.

                                                    Kingspan Energy

                                                    Kingspan Energy is a provider of cost-saving energy solutions for industrial and commercial buildings. We are part of Kingspan Insulated Panels, the market leader in the design, development and delivery of advanced energy-saving building envelope products and solutions.

                                                    Kingspan Energy is focused on providing cost-saving energy solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, offering a range of fully integrated and lifetime warranted rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and a 100% funded package.Our photovoltaic systems are highly versatile and are suitable for pitched and flat roof applications on new build, retrofit, or refurbishment projects. We have a unique offering within the marketplace as all solar PV solutions can be combined with all Kingspan insulated roof panels to provide complete integrated building envelope solutions and can be easily fitted or retrofitted onto any building. Full turn-key service; feasibility analysis, detailed design, product supply, installation, system testing/commissioning and project handover are all part of the offering.

                                                        Sol Systems

                                                        Sol Systems is a boutique financial services firm that offers investor clients direct access to the renewable energy asset class and provides developers with sophisticated project financing solutions. Founded in 2008, Sol Systems focuses on meeting the most critical needs of the industry, including SREC monetization, capital placement, tax equity, and New Market Tax Credits. To date, the company has arranged financing for thousands of projects and facilitated hundreds of millions in investment on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, private equity, family offices and individuals.


                                                            SolarEdge provides an end-to-end distributed solar power harvesting and PV monitoring solution, maximizing the power generation of residential, commercial and large-scale PV system installations by up to 25%, for a faster return on investment.

                                                            Module manufacturers, installers and home owners enjoy the benefits of SolarEdge solutions which allow maximum energy by design by optimal roof utilization through constraint free design, module-level MPPT, and enhanced maintenance and accurate troubleshooting through module-level monitoring. Another benefit is the guaranteed automatic DC shutdown for installers, maintenance personnel and firefighters through the unique SafeDC™ mechanism.


                                                                At USPV, our mission is to Make Solar Simple. Expanding solar electricity generation isn’t just about the technology–it’s about the financing, too. Our goal is to provide current and potential solar PV system owners with the help they need to make their investment as financially profitable as it is globally responsible.


                                                                  Bronze Sponsors



                                                                    ABB provides the most comprehensive portfolio of products, systems and solutions along the solar PV value chain that enable the generation, transmission and distribution of solar power for both on-grid and microgrid applications. ABB’s offering include inverters, low-voltage and grid connection, stabilization and integration products, complete electrical balance of plant solutions as well as a wide range of services including operations and maintenance, and remote monitoring.


                                                                        AEE Solar was founded by David Katz 1979 as Alternative Energy Engineering with the goal of bringing renewable, non-polluting power to homes and businesses in the northern California coastal redwood region. Thirty years later, AEE continues to deliver the products, training and support needed to succeed. We supply resellers, contractors, integrators, and installers the field-tested, reliable products they need to design, install and maintain renewable energy systems.

                                                                            Allied Building Supply

                                                                            The Solar Division of Allied Building Products is a leading national distributor of Solar PV panels, inverters, mounting hardware and accessories.   We maintain a local stock of inventory on the East Coast to help support local solar installers in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia markets.  Allied also has a network of over 200 warehouse locations throughout the US, including several in the Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Virginia markets.   Call us for a quote on solar PV products at 877-870-7887, email one of our sales representatives at or visit our website at


                                                                                CapitalTristate provides solar products, electrical products, lighting, and services to contractors, builders, and end-users in the Mid-Atlantic States. We service our customers from 43 locations throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia and from our 220,000 square foot headquarters and CDC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. We currently stock over M of inventory and offer same day pick up or next day delivery. Our mission is to be the electrical distributor of choice.

                                                                                    Delmarva Power

                                                                                    Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 503,000 customers throughout Delaware and along the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and natural gas to 124,000 customers in northern Delaware.


                                                                                        We are a leading provider of specialized insurance programs to targeted sectors of the energy industry in the United States & Canada. Our core insurance programs provide traditional property and casualty insurance coverage and related risk management services. Our specialized insurance risk management expertise in the energy sector enables us to provide differentiated safety, loss prevention and claims management services.

                                                                                            Gordon Feinblatt LLC

                                                                                            Gordon Feinblatt LLC, established in 1953, is one of Maryland’s premier full-service law firms with more than 60 attorneys and over 20 paralegals. Our size assures proficiency in virtually every area of the law without sacrificing personalized attention to our clients. Our attorneys provide a spectrum of legal services for businesses, institutions and individuals. We present our clients with innovative solutions applicable to their unique problems and circumstances, providing a legal advantage to people doing business in Maryland.


                                                                                                GreeneHurlocker, PLC, located in Richmond, Virginia, was founded in 2012 by Brian R. Greene and Eric W. Hurlocker, who together have nearly 40 years of experience practicing law. The firm provides a broad range of litigation, energy law, administrative/regulatory law, and corporate services. The firm represents clients before state and local agencies, state commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., and around the United States.

                                                                                                The firm is committed to delivering the highest quality legal and support services to its clients in a professional, effective and cost-efficient manner. We work with our clients to develop aggressive, innovative, and prudent strategies at competitive rates. We take pride in understanding our clients’ objectives so that the work we do is tailored to their requirements. And, as a small firm, words that seem cliche when it comes to selecting a lawyer — “accessible,” “trustworthy,” and “personable,” are the standard.

                                                                                                    M+W Group

                                                                                                    M+W Group is a leading global engineering and construction partner for technology-based clients in the segments Electronics, Photovoltaics, Battery Cells, Life Sciences, Chemicals, Science & Research, Energy & Environment Technologies, Automotive, IT & Telecoms, Space & Security.

                                                                                                        Prospect Solar

                                                                                                        Prospect Solar, LLC was established in 2010 as the professional’s choice for design/build solar photovoltaic energy system installation. We draw from the construction industry experiences of our sister company, Prospect Waterproofing Company. A foundation of over 20 years of roofing and waterproofing expertise allows us to provide our clients exceptional quality and value.

                                                                                                            Secure Futures

                                                                                                            Secure Futures, LLC, a solar development company headquartered in Staunton, VA, combines state-of–the-art solar technology with an innovative business model to make commercial scale solar readily affordable in Virginia, helping customers to realize the economic benefits, environmental benefits, and community benefits of solar energy.

                                                                                                                Solar Energy Services

                                                                                                                Solar Energy Services, Inc. (SES) is a solar installation and services contractor with decades of experience serving Maryland, DC and Virginia. SES is the regional leader in the design-build of commercial scale solar water heating systems, deploying more than 25 systems per year in the mid-Atlantic. In addition, SES installs and services all forms of distributed solar for the residential and small commercial markets. The company’s expertise includes solar PV, solar water heating, solar space heating and solar pool heating – where these technologies are often installed in complementary designs.

                                                                                                                    Solar Energy World

                                                                                                                    Headquartered in Elkridge Maryland, we are a leading provider and installer of solar electric systems and solar hot water systems for residential and commercial property owners in the Maryland and Washington DC metro area. With over 1,500 solar installations since our founding in 2009, Solar Energy World is the fastest-growing, independently-owned and operated solar company in the Maryland/DC metro area. According to Solar Power World’s newly released 2014 Top Solar Contractors list which features 400 of the industry’s most successful solar installation and development companies across the U.S. and Canada, Solar Energy World ranks Number 1 in residential solar installations in Maryland by a Maryland-based company, ranks 18 out of 400 for residential solar installations for the USA and Canada and 77 out of 400 for total installations including commercial projects in the USA and Canada.

                                                                                                                        Solar Solution

                                                                                                                        Our company was founded in 2009 and has steadily grown in the solar PV market. Solar Solution is driven by the pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We provide alternative energy options, such as a solar system that can installed on your home in Washington DC. We are a local certified CBE firm in the District of Columbia. Having installed over 60% of all the solar systems in the District of Columbia, we understand the many different hurdles when it comes to DC contracting.


                                                                                                                            SunEdison is your trusted partner for innovative, intelligent energy solutions around the globe. We have built our business by putting our customers first, and focusing on addressing each customer’s unique solar energy needs. Through our integrated service approach, we partner with you, help you navigate your way through the solar landscape and offer uniquely tailored solutions and flexible financing.


                                                                                                                                Since 1985 SunPower has been leading global solar innovation. SunPower® solar panels consistently deliver more energy and long-term peace of mind with the highest performing solar power systems available. SunPower is the solar energy choice of more homeowners and businesses around the world.


                                                                                                                                    tenKsolar designs, manufactures and markets high efficiency and highly reliable photovoltaic solutions based on its proprietary RAIS module technology. The company offers complete, turnkey commercial rooftop solar PV arrays providing the solar industry’s lowest energy costs, low-voltage safety and low installation cost. Founded in 2008, tenKsolar is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

                                                                                                                                        Virginia Advanced Energy Industries

                                                                                                                                        VAEIC promotes policies that support open markets for clean and secure advanced energy technologies in order to create jobs and position Virginia as a magnet for talent and innovation in the advanced energy sector. VAEIC represents the leading clean, advanced energy technologies with an economic interest in Virginia and a passion for a sustainable future.   Utilizing our coalition’s commercial and political strength and deploying our collective capabilities, we are building an inexorable momentum that will – over time – enable a transformation of the Virginia energy landscape.


                                                                                                                                          Opening Reception Sponsor


                                                                                                                                            E.ON Climate Renewables

                                                                                                                                            E.ON Climate & Renewables (E.ON) is one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies and operates facilities across Europe, Russia, and North America. E.ON’s diversified business consists of renewables, conventional and decentralized power generation, natural gas, energy trading, retail and distribution. Globally, E.ON owns approximately 68GW of generation capacity and supplies approximately 26 million customers with energy.
                                                                                                                                            In the United States, E.ON is a leading renewable energy company with over 250 employees and corporate offices in Austin, Chicago, and San Francisco. E.ON develops, owns, and operates some of the most efficient, highest-performing renewable energy projects in the U.S. Since 2007, E.ON has invested more than billion in utility-scale solar and wind projects and currently operates 2,800MW of renewable energy capacity across six states with additional projects under construction and in development.

                                                                                                                                              Dinner Sponsor


                                                                                                                                                Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc

                                                                                                                                                Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., an affiliate of Washington Gas Light Company and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings (NYSE: WGL), design-builds and owns custom energy solutions that deliver financial, operational and carbon reduction results for customers across the United States. Washington Gas Energy Systems is focused on energy efficiency projects and commercial distributed generation assets including solar, fuels cells and combined heat and power technologies. Washington Gas Energy Systems currently owns over 55 MW of commercial-scale solar projects throughout the U.S. in 11 different states.


                                                                                                                                                  After Party Sponsor


                                                                                                                                                    Christian & Barton LLP

                                                                                                                                                    Christian & Barton, L.L.P., is a broad-based, civil practice law firm in Richmond that is widely recognized for considerable experience with Virginia energy law. Our attorneys have helped shape the Commonwealth’s re-regulation law, and routinely manage specialized legal issues involving public utilities and other regulated industries, including matters involving electric, natural gas and water providers. The firm’s Sustainability group, an interdisciplinary team of attorneys whose backgrounds include energy, real estate, construction, litigation, and intellectual property law, regularly work on behalf of solar power and other independent power producers.


                                                                                                                                                      Breakfast Sponsor


                                                                                                                                                        Dominion Resources

                                                                                                                                                        Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 23,600 megawatts of generation, 10,900 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,400 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 10 states.


                                                                                                                                                          Networking Break Sponsor



                                                                                                                                                            SRECTrade is one of the largest SREC transaction and management firms in the industry, with over 140 MW of solar assets under management. The company facilitates the brokerage of spot and forward contract SREC transactions in the over-the-counter markets. Additionally, SRECTrade hosts monthly spot auctions for SRECs, allowing buyers and sellers to seamlessly execute transactions across multiple SREC markets in an efficient online format.

                                                                                                                                                            SRECTrade’s clients cover all market participants including, competitive electricity suppliers, utilities, project developers, PPA providers, leasing companies, installation firms, and individual commercial and residential system owners. The software developed by SRECTrade is used by solar owners to track their SREC generation and issuance, manage and execute transactions, and enroll facilities with state regulators.

                                                                                                                                                            Since 2008, SRECTrade has been one of the leading sources for information regarding SREC price trends and legislative updates, bringing a wealth of knowledge and transparency to some of the fastest growing state markets in the solar industry. SRECTrade was founded in 2007 and is based in San Francisco, CA.



                                                                                                                                                              Event Partners


                                                                                                                                                                Greentech Media

                                                                                                                                                                Greentech Media (GTM) produces industry-leading news, research, and conferences in the business-to-business greentech market. Our coverage areas include solar, grid modernization, energy efficiency, and other non-incumbent energy markets. GTM Research, the research arm of the company, provides competitive intelligence reports, data subscriptions, and strategic consulting. Using our extensive network and in-depth analysis, GTM hosts conferences for in-person networking and deal-making. GTM has operations in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @greentechmedia or LinkedIn.


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