ROTH Capital Partners to Host Solar & Storage Symposium at Solar Power International (SPI 17)

Leading Solar Power, Storage, and Clean Technology Companies to Conduct Investor Meetings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--()--ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH),, a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced that it will host its 5th Annual Solar & Storage Symposium and Oktoberfest on September 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with the Solar Power International Conference and Expo (SPI 17), the largest annual solar conference/expo in the U.S.

This event, co-located with SPI 17, will provide an opportunity for solar power industry executives, policy makers, and key institutional investors to meet and exchange ideas about issues and trends in the solar and related industries. The event, which will be hosted by Jesse Pichel, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Philip Shen and Craig Irwin, Senior Research Analysts, Cleantech, will include: (1) 1-on-1/small group meetings with ~31 companies and solar experts, (2) a booth tour, which has meetings with a variety of distributors, EPCs, and asset owners, (3) a Keynote luncheon presentation by Abby Hopper, President & CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), who will address key topics, such as the section 201 and the potential outcomes, and (4) an Oktoberfest networking reception that will have more than 100 leading solar company executives.

According to Mr. Pichel, “Over the past several years, the narrative for the solar industry has been one of constant oversupply. Recently, however, we have become more optimistic on the long-term global supply/demand dynamic in large part due to substantially lower costs, and much better-than-expected demand in China and worldwide. We see potential for a period of stability, though the section 201 trade case in the U.S. represents a near-term risk as tariffs on U.S. module imports could threaten some U.S. demand. Despite this risk, we continue to believe we are in the early stages of global solar energy adoption and see many years of solar growth ahead. We believe the adoption of higher efficiency solar technologies and energy storage are a key to enabling lower cost and the long-term growth of solar. This year we are hosting a storage track during the conference. Our storage companies are evolving business models and developing products to address the residential, C&I, and utility scale segments using a variety of chemistries and technologies.”

Mr. Shen stated, “Much of the Street, in our view, continues to have a bearish view on the sector given the perceived oversupply. With our differentiated thesis of supply and demand coming into balance, we see potential for some attractive investment opportunities ahead. The Symposium will provide investors the opportunity to test this and other hypotheses since much of the solar ecosystem will be available at our event. Key topics to explore include: (1) The supply/demand balance in markets such as the U.S., China, and India, among others, (2) Upcoming policy changes that could impact demand, (3) Capacity utilization and pricing throughout the value chain, (4) The greater diversity of cell technology available and the impact on competitive landscape, and (5) The outlook for the latest inverter technology for each segment—residential, C&I, and utility scale.”

This event is designed to allow participants to efficiently meet companies throughout the entire solar value chain—polysilicon, wafer, cell, module, downstream developers as well as private companies and industry experts—in one of the most important solar markets in the world.

“This event represents an example of ROTH’s consistent leadership in supporting both public and private solar and storage companies from capital transactions and advisory services as well as equity research,” said Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH. “We are excited to once again support SEIA and co-host this event at SPI.”

Since 2012, ROTH has been involved in over 95 transactions for its Cleantech & Industrial Growth clients, with total transaction value over $3.5 billion. (Source: ROTH Capital Partners | 09/01/2017)

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).

ROTH is also hosting an evening Oktoberfest networking event for registered guests and attendees.

The event is for institutional clients of ROTH and is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their ROTH sales representative at (949) 720-5700 or e-mail:

Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Isabel Pain at 949-720-7117 or To learn more or register for SPI, please visit the event web site at -


September 11, 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm Booth tour at SPI (SPI expo pass required to participate)

September 12, 2017
8:00am - 9:00am Registration | Morning Coffee
9:00am - 4:45pm 1-on-1 / Small Group Meetings
12:00pm - 1:00pm Keynote luncheon with Abby Hopper of SEIA
6:00pm - 9:00pm Oktoberfest Networking Reception


Solar Power International (SPI)
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

ROTH Solar and Storage Symposium at SPI
Mandalay Bay Convention Center – Reef A, B, C
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Participating Companies at the time of this release include:

8minutenergy Renewables (PRIVATE)   Ideal Power (IPWR)
Ameresco, Inc. (AMRC) ITM Power Plc (ITM)
Amtech Systems, Inc. (ASYS) JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO)
Azure Power Global Limited (AZRE) JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS)
Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) LONGi Green Energy Technology Co Ltd (SHSE:601012)
CriusEnergy Trust (KWH.UN) Meyer Burger (MBTN)
Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ) Octillion (PRIVATE)
Electrovaya (TSX:EFL) Primus Power (PRIVATE)
Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) ReneSola Ltd. (SOL)
EnSync, Inc. (AMEX:ESNC) Sonnen (PRIVATE)
EOS Energy Storage (PRIVATE) Sungrow (SHE:300274)
First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Sunnova (PRIVATE)
GTM Research (PRIVATE) Sunrun Inc. (RUN)
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (HASI) Sunworks, Inc. (SUNW)
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (HQCL) Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (YGE)

(As of 09/01/2017 – subject to change)

Business Wire, Lowenstein Sandler, The Blueshirt Group, SEIA and Antenna Group are event sponsors.

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


ROTH Capital Partners
Isabel Mattson-Pain
Director of Marketing

Release Summary

ROTH today announced that it will host its 5th Annual Solar & Storage Symposium and Oktoberfest on September 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV at SPI.


ROTH Capital Partners
Isabel Mattson-Pain
Director of Marketing