MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Midwest has exploded into a thriving hub of solar development over the last few years with Minnesota as its epicenter. As the local industry increases its residential and commercial solar installation momentum, the market is beginning to attract major national solar companies. This shift is particularly evident by the large influx in participation from national solar firms at the upcoming 2015 Midwest Solar Expo, a premier regional solar business and networking conference, highlighting the significant expansion and influence of the Midwest solar markets.
“Clearly the days of the mom and pop solar shops in the Midwest are coming to an end,” says Geoff Stenrick, President and Founder of SimpleRay Solar, a leading solar distributor based in St. Paul. “These are rapidly maturing markets, especially in Minnesota, and the fact that they are receiving national attention makes perfect sense.”
The Second Annual Midwest Solar Expo is bringing together key national industry players, including SolarCity, SunEdison, Clean Power Finance and Standard Solar, with leading local Midwest solar companies such as SimpleRay Solar, New Energy Equity, Novel Energy and Innovative Power Systems.
The two-day conference and expo will take place in Downtown Minneapolis at the Hilton Minneapolis and Solar Arts Building, where solar industry business leaders and advocacy champions will discuss key issues and opportunities surrounding Minnesota’s Community Solar Gardens, solar project finance, development challenges and opportunities, the future solar-utility interaction, and market developments and predictions.
The conference and expo will feature:
- NABCEP Continuing Education Training
- Cocktail Reception and Dinner
- 3 Plenaries Sessions
- 6 Market, Policy and Finance Breakout Sessions
- 6 Product Training Sessions
- 4 Educational Sessions
- Exhibition Hall
- Dedicated Networking and Meeting Areas
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.