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SolarPV.TV reportage on prospective for solar business in California in 2012

Solar PV business prospective for CA in 2012: What are the prospective for solar PV business in CA in 2012? What issues and opportunities exist? - we asked these questions the following speakers:
  • Patrick McCoy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Program Planner
  • Daniela Schreiber, HRCC, Executive Vice President
  • Dirk Morbitzer, Renewable Analytics, Managing Director
  • Jeffrey Byron,  NRG Energy, Vice President – Integrated Solutions
  • Peter Asmus, Pike Research, Senior Analyst
  • John Balfour, High Performance PV, President


Inverter and PV System Technology Forum - USA 2012

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Renewable Analytics LLC

Renewable Analytics LLC is a global industry research and consulting firm formed to address the underserved need for objective and timely comprehensive supply chain insight, analysis and services in the Solar Photovoltaic industry.

RA's coverage is expanding into Energy Storage - the technological compliment to PV that closes the gap between peak load intermittent and fundamental baseload capability - and Biofuels, which most directly addresses the other great energy challenges of our time: Transportation and Baseload Energy.

The founding team of Renewable Analytics has more than twenty years of combined relevant experience, including management in the solar industry, technology supply chain research, finance and fundamental analysis.

bridgesmlAs a team these individuals bring a deep network which touches all aspects of the industry, an ability to draw accurate conclusions with incomplete information, as well as strong history of accurately anticipating and calculating future developments.


Solarpraxis AG is one of the leading knowledge service providers in the renewable energy sector. The Berlin-based company has been providing clients with expertise and professional service in the fields of engineering, conference organization and publishing since 1998:

The engineering division works to generate up-to-date knowledge, which is then prepared for and presented to manufacturers, wholesalers, planners and trade professionals in a targeted, project-specific manner.

International conferences organized by Solarpraxis provide a meeting point for decision makers from all fields of renewable energy.

The third and final component of the company's service portfolio is its publishing department which, in addition to B2B magazines photovoltaik, pv magazine and pv magazine Chinese edition, produces high quality industry reports.


With the introduction of network-based research, EuPD has begun a new chapter in B2B market research. Using project-specific networking and network intelligence, we can guarantee the highest level of expertise and efficiency in every area of a project.
Interdisciplinary research and expert teams highlight questions, information requirements and project aims from different angles so that even at the conception stage of a project the optimal strategy is selected and the necessary planning reliability is secured. At the same time, we can increase the value of our research and therefore also the return on research investment for our customers in comparison to conventional market research.

Whether you need us for the realization of complete projects including implementation, consulting, and public relations, or only for selected project steps, we offer you the specific type of support that you require. As a result, our services are characterized by a high level of efficiency and transparency.

Our work does not end with the delivery of data. On the basis of the information we gain, we generate much more concrete, scientifically-based recommendations that can be easily integrated into your company’s business activities. Our clients appreciate the added value which they do not experience when working with the average market researcher.

Processing Model
The aim of EuPD Research is to deliver in-depth insights into structures and processes, not just the surface data. To that end we employ the “Extensive Research” method. We amalgamate various different sources of information into comprehensive results.
Extensive Research
Integrated Research
Beyond Research

High Performance PV

High Performance PV was developed over 35 years to solve some of the most basic and critical challenges in the PV industry related to the system design, installation, operation and maintenance.

HPPV has a gathered a selective group of exceptionally motivated and skilled PV professionals who are continually educating themselves, focused on being the best at what they do, actively raising the industry bar for services and participating in a continual learning process. 

We also have a developing apprentice program designed to educate and train the future PV industry professionals to meet the highest possible standards in the industry. We believe that professionalism is a continuing knowledge and skill development career path.

Pike Research

Pike Research is a market research and consulting firm that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The company's research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Serving a population of 1.4 million people, we are the nation’s sixth-largest electric utility that’s owned by its customers. SMUD began delivering power to the Sacramento region in 1946 and since then has provided electricity for most of Sacramento County, as well as small portions of Placer and Yolo counties.

NRG Energy

A Fortune 300 company, NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. Whether as the largest solar power developer in the country, by building the nation’s first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers.

Our diverse power generating facilities have a capacity of more than 25,000 megawatts, capable of supporting more than 20 million homes. Our retail electricity providers — Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus — and thermal energy division serve more than two million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers in 16 states.

NRG has taken a leading role on climate change and the power sector’s role in reducing greenhouse gases from the next wave of new power generation while meeting the country’s growing energy needs. NRG supports clean energy resources and technologies critical to our transition to a sustainable, low carbon society.

In addition to our environmental efforts, we actively contribute to the local communities where NRG employees live and work. Since 2004, NRG Global Giving has provided millions of dollars to organizations and charities that have a direct impact on the lives of the people in our communities, including food banks and those that foster self-sufficiency, improve housing and provide supplemental education to people in need. NRG also has organized special responses for victims of extreme catastrophe, such as the Haitian earthquake and the Japanese tsunami in 2010. Employee donations were tripled to maximize the contributions.

NRG has won numerous awards for industry leadership and many of its nationwide “econrg” initiatives, which are targeted toward meeting the challenges of climate change, clean air and natural resources protection.



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