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Welcome to the SunShot Initiative’s hub for Solar Power International 2017! Be sure to come see us at Booth #1469.

SunShot is sponsoring this year’s Start-Up Alley at SPI, which will feature businesses that have received awards from SunShot’s small business portfolio. These businesses are developing early-stage technologies aimed at lowering the cost of solar across the value chain. On Tuesday, September 12, SunShot Start-Up Alley companies will participate in a showcase event to explain their innovative offerings and gain feedback from industry leaders. SunShot is also hosting a number of workshops and quick talks. View the schedule below for more information.

In addition, SunShot has some exciting announcements planned for the conference. Check back during the convention for updates.

Where to Find SunShot at SPI

Sunday, September 10

Workshop: Solar in Your Community Challenge
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Surf Room A
Register here
Learn more about emerging business models for low- and moderate-income solar and meet the teams and experts participating in the challenge, who will share their innovative ideas for overcoming barriers to solar projects in their communities. 

Workshop: Data and Analysis Needs for Solar
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Surf Room A
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Share data and analysis challenges facing researchers, project developers, regulators, and others in the solar industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss what tools and datasets they need for the next generation of solar deployment.

Workshop: Race to 7-Day Solar Highlights and Lessons Learned
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Surf Room A
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Teams that competed in the SunShot Prize will reflect on their successes and setbacks, draw from lessons learned, highlight insights, and offer recommendations for utilities, solar companies, and local governments that are trying to dramatically speed up the going solar process from permit-to-plugin.

Monday, September 11

QuickTalks: How to Work with SunShot
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SunShot Booth #1469
Learn more about the SunShot award process in three 20-minute talks.

SolSmart: National Impacts for Local Action
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lagoon Room J
This workshop from The Solar Foundation discusses the SunShot-funded SolSmart national designation program that recognizes communities that have taken key steps to address local barriers to solar energy and foster the growth of mature local solar markets. The workshop will review the combined output from regional meetings and provide designation criteria feedback to the SolSmart team.

Technical Symposium: Innovative Technical Solutions for the Energy Transition
2:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Oceanside Room B
Monday's four afternoon sessions of SPI's first Technical Symposium will be moderated by SunShot Deputy Director Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus.

Poster Session and Reception
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Poster Area
Join the SunShot systems integration team members who are participating in the SPI poster session to learn more about and discuss their research on adding more solar to the grid.

Tuesday, September 12

Increasing Solar Bankability: Orange Button Reduces Soft Costs
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lagoon Room J
This session, hosted by the Smart Electric Power Alliance, will review the SunShot-funded Orange Button initiative and address the challenges of non-standardized data in asset management, the complications that it presents, and scenarios where standardized data would have provided more effective asset management.

SunShot Start-Up Alley Showcase
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Innovation Stage
Start-Up Alley companies will participate in a showcase event to explain their innovative offerings and gain feedback from industry leaders. Download the schedule here.

Using Solar to Provide Essential Grid Reliability Services
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lagoon Room J
SunShot Director Dr. Charlie Gay will speak on a panel about the range of ways that solar—large and small-scale—is currently adding value to the grid and discuss strategies to minimize the cost of providing these grid services.

Meet SunShot’s Systems Integration Team
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SunShot Booth #1469
Stop by SunShot’s booth to meet the team members who manage the systems integration portfolio of projects.

Orange Button Live Demonstration
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ballroom H
Join the Smart Electric Power Alliance and several solar companies as they reveal how they’ve used the standardized solar data taxonomy and software tools developed under the Orange Button initiative to reduce data transaction complexity, costs, and time, to grow their businesses and advance solar adoption. Register here.

Meet DOE Leadership
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SunShot Booth #1469
Stop by SunShot’s booth to meet the members of the DOE leadership team.

Wednesday, September 13

Technical Symposium: Advanced and New Materials for Photovoltaic Cells and Modules
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oceanside Room B
Wednesday's three late-morning sessions of SPI's first Technical Symposium will be moderated by SunShot Deputy Director Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus.

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