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The Sun Rises in the East:

The Growth of East Coast Distributed Solar

November 11-12, 2013

Washington D.C.


MDV-SEIA’s Solar Focus Conference is the East Coast’s premier solar energy conference.  This year marks the 7th anniversary of the event and to celebrate the milestone, we are planning our largest gathering to date of solar energy leaders and stakeholders.  Our 2013 theme, The Sun Rises in the East: The Growth of East Coast Distributed Solar, will provide a unique platform to highlight the unprecedented, exponential growth the solar sector is experiencing in markets such as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia.


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The event begins on November 11th with a Kickoff Reception and Opening Dinner and then leads into a full day of educational panels on the 12th on topics such as the state of the markets, tax equity, SRECs, and federal opportunities, amongst others. As one of the largest regional solar networking events with attendance from some of the biggest names in solar, the Solar Focus Conference is not to be missed.


Attendees Will Include:

  •  More than 300 solar industry leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors
  •  Solar developers actively engaged in or exploring East Coast development opportunities
  •  Investors seeking strategic solar development partners
  •  Regulators and utilities
  •  Accounting, law, and other professional service firms specializing in renewable energy transactions
  •  Solar equipment manufacturers
  •  A select set of solar visionaries serving as keynote speakers

Past Speakers Have Included

Jigar Shah, Founder of SunEdison, Jigar Shah; Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland; Bill Ritter, Governor of Colorado; Congressman Chris Van Hollen; Maryland Senate Majority Leader Senator Robert Garagiola; Maryland House Majority Leader Kumar Barve; Washington DC Council Member Mary Cheh; Maryland Energy Administration Director Malcolm Woolf; Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Director Ken Jurman; Nobel Prize Winner and University of Delaware Distinguished Professor, Dr. John Byrne