Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Standard Solar CEO to Speak at North America’s Largest B2B Solar Event

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar, Inc. will address investors, builders, architects, policymakers and other energy leaders at Solar Power International, the largest business-to-business solar event in the U.S., being held next week in Los Angeles.   

The CEO Panel will take place from 9:00 to 10:30 AM, Wednesday, October 13th at the Nokia Theater. Participants include: Moderator: Marc Gunther, FORTUNE Magazine contributing editor & senior writer, Matthew Baker, Commissioner of the Colorado PUC; Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar, Dan Shugar, CEO of Solaria; Terry Wang, CFO of Trina Solar.

Standard Solar is a leader in the full-service development, installation and financing of solar electric systems for commercial, government and residential customers. Clifford, who is also president of MDV-SEIA, the Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia Chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association, will share his perspective on the future of the industry and what is needed to secure future growth.

“This is an exciting time for solar power,” Clifford said. “The market is expanding rapidly as more utilities, businesses and homeowners are seeing the benefits of investing in alternative energy. I am honored to sit on this panel with top industry executives to discuss collaboration and future industry growth.”

The solar industry is expected to grow faster than almost any other industry in the U.S., with annual installations approaching 10,000 MW by 2015. The U.S. solar market is expected to surpass Germany – currently the world's top photovoltaics (PV) market - in annual installations by 2014.

Solar Power International will be held from Oct. 12-14 in Los Angeles. The event draws thousands of attendees and nearly 1,000 exhibitors and will include a keynote address by political duo James Carville and Mary Matalin, as well as an opening session that features Emmy Award-winning journalist Deborah Norville interviewing Peter Darbee, CEO and president of Pacific Gas & Electric.

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