WASHINGTON — With more American businesses installing solar than ever before, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is gathering the brightest minds in the solar, corporate, finance and legal sectors under one roof in New York City for the inaugural Solar Goes Corporate event.

On Feb. 17, inside The New York Times Building, event attendees will have a chance to hear how to successfully develop, deploy and invest in solar projects – all while saving money and cutting their companies’ carbon footprint along the way.

Speakers include:

Bradley Jones – CEO, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
Katherine Jennrich – Senior Manager, Energy Services, Walmart
Rob Threlkeld – Global Manager, Renewable Energy, General Motors
John Jepsen – Director of Energy Management, US Foods
Rame Hemstreet – Chief Sustainable Resources Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Matt Singleton – Vice President, Global Energy & Development, Prologis
Rick Moore – Vice President, Corporate Development Officer, WGL Holdings, Inc.

“I look forward to discussing the important role that wholesale markets play in the continued development of solar resources,” said NYISO President and CEO Brad Jones. “The growth of solar in New York State increased more than 500 percent from 2011 to 2015. As a result, we’re seeing a positive impact on job creation, economic development, and the environment.”

The event follows in the footsteps of SEIA’s recent release of the annual Solar Means Business report, which highlights the growth in the use of solar energy among America’s top corporations.

SEIA’s Finance and Tax Seminar – the preeminent solar industry conference dedicated to finance and tax issues facing the solar industry – will follow Solar Goes Corporate on Feb. 18-19 at the JP Morgan Conference Center.

“From executives at blue-chip companies to leading financial experts, the lineup at these two events is one no one interested in the solar industry should miss,” said SEIA president and CEO Rhone Resch. “In the last four years, solar energy growth has surged 183 percent among America’s top companies – and that’s a trend that will continue as states and companies alike seek ways to cost-effectively reduce carbon emissions.”

Please consider attending these events, or posting notices on your events calendars.

About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2016, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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