Monday July 11, 2016 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM PDT
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InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, Ballroom C 
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Eric Holton 
U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) 

How the Convergence of Energy, Data Analytics, and the IoT will Change the Solar Market 

Join us for a special forum titled "How the Convergence of Energy, Data Analytics, and the IoT will Change the Solar Market." The U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) has assembled an expert panel that covers the breadth of change sweeping the energy market.

Registration is not required for the individual forum, but all attendees must be registered for Intersolar. PVMC partners receive a 10% discount on Intersolar and ees Conference tickets. Insert and validate promo code 1610269ABDE0A4 at the top of the registration page to receive your 10% discount.

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How the Convergence of Energy, Data Analytics, and the IoT will Change the Solar Market 

The convergence of sensors, data analytics, and communications is driving a wave of innovation and collaboration to develop common processes, procedures, and platforms. Explosive demand for cloud computing, the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and radical digital innovation is accelerating the pace of change.

This session will feature industry leaders discussing the challenges and opportunities for the solar community and answering questions such as:

  • How do we unlock the value of big data and machine learning techniques within the solar context?
  • What is solar’s role in the future smart grid/smart city ecosystem and can more be done to insert solar into more aspects of this process?
  • How can the solar industry better manage or participate in this complex and evolving process?
  • Can the solar industry rally around a digital strategy that improves its own system cost and efficiency while simultaneously embedding itself into the fabric of the broader IoT infrastructure?


  • Pradeep Haldar | Chief Technology and Operating Officer | U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium


  • David Hague | Senior Director of Marketing & Technology Partnerships | Gehrlicher Solar
  • John Hostetter | Senior Director of Product Management | REC Solar
  • Tarun Kumar | Senior Manager & Global Research Leader, Analytics & Optimization - Energy & Utility | IBM Research
  • Ammar Qusaibaty | Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy | SunShot Catalyst Initiative
  • Praveen Subramani | Energy Product Manager | Nest