Solar Energy Focus Conference, to be held Nov. 17-18 in Washington, to discuss critical commercial issues, state and federal policy and trends, renewable energy finance, distributed generation, federal procurement opportunities

WASHINGTON , November 10, 2011 (press release) – The Mid-Atlantic’s premier solar conference, MDV-SEIA Solar Energy Focus Conference, being held November 17 & 18 at the Marriott Hotel Metro Center in Washington, DC, is expected to draw 300 of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading solar energy industry thought leaders including investors, suppliers, legal experts, business leaders and policy makers.

“Given the growth and changes in this industry and the challenges it is facing as a result, we expect this year’s event to be the most dynamic yet.”

Critical commercial issues, state and federal policy and trends, renewable energy finance, distributed generation, technology and federal procurement opportunities will be among the topics open for discussion and debate during the conference.

National solar champion and former Colorado Governor, the Honorable Bill Ritter, Jr., Nobel Prize winner on climate change Dr. John Byrne, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (invited) and distributed generation expert John Farrell, will keynote the conference.

“In the past five years our annual Solar Focus conference has grown to become the nexus between the Mid-Atlantic’s solar industry, solar developers and financers, policymakers at the local, state and national level, solar manufacturers, professional service firms and other entities in our regional solar community,” said MDV-SEIA president Tony Clifford. “Given the growth and changes in this industry and the challenges it is facing as a result, we expect this year’s event to be the most dynamic yet.”

Register for the conference at http://mdvseia.camp7.org/upcoming-events.

MDV-SEIA plays a critical role in increasing regional renewable energy requirements and reducing barriers to the greater use of solar energy. Its members include professionals and organizations along each step of the solar supply chain who are dedicated to growing solar locally and nationally.

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About MDV-SEIA

MDV-SEIA is the Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia chapter of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). With membership exceeding 100 companies, MDV-SEIA is one of the most active regional solar organizations in the United States. MDV-SEIA has helped shape solar-friendly legislation and, through working with key figures throughout the industry, is committed to maintaining the strong momentum of the solar energy industry.

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