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Solar Conference on March 7 – Early Bird Rate Ends Friday!

January 29, 2014

Solar Powering Minnesota Conference Big Sun

March 7, 2014


University of St. Thomas

Saint Paul, MN


On March 7, 2014 we’re coming together in Saint Paul at Solar Powering Minnesota to learn & connect about the programs, incentives & resources to really make solar shine in Minnesota.


The Solar Powering Minnesota Conference program is packed with an energizing mix of large-group speakers, breakout sessions, and networking time. Conference topics include 2013 legislative outcomes, financing, incentives, utility programs, permitting, storage, and community solar gardens.


Who should attend?

Solar Powering Minnesota will bring together counties, cities, utilities, policy makers, lenders, developers & contractors, and training & workforce development professionals.


Keynote: The event will be kicked off by Minh Le, the Solar Program Manager with the U.S. Dept. of Energy. Minh Le helps manage and balance the portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment programs for the national SunShot Initiative. We’re excited to have him share his perspectives and lessons learned from this national effort.


Here’s an overview of breakout tracks and sessions:

Minnesota Policy and Programs Track

  • Minnesota Solar Legislation: Updates from 2013
  • State of Solar Development in Minnesota
  • Utility Panel: Minnesota Community Shared Solar Programs

Minnesota Energy Studies Track

  • On-Site Storage: Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Value of Solar Thermal in Minnesota
  • Energy Futures Study

Solar-Ready Communities Track

  • Local Government Solar Development
  • Strategies for Spurring Local Market Development
  • Permitting, Planning, and Zoning Resources

Project Finance Track

  • Commercial Financing Mechanisms
  • Emerging Financing Mechanisms
  • Consumer Financing Mechanisms

What’s the cost?

Early Bird (through Jan. 31) – $99

Standard (through Mar. 2) – $149

Same Day (on Mar. 7) – $199

Sponsor (included) – $0


Why Sponsor?

If your company is looking to position itself as a leader in the solar market, this is a chance to demonstrate your leadership and commitment to helping solar grow in Minnesota and the Midwest.


Interested in Sponsorship?

Download the Solar Powering Minnesota Sponsor Packet at to see the sponsor levels and associated benefits packages. The sponsor deadline is February 21, 2014.

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