PHOTON Consulting Presenting Bright Future for US Solar Energy at San Francisco Conference

January 29, 2010

BOSTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ — In his State of the Union address to Congress, US President Obama highlighted the importance of solar power to America’s future and stressed that, “It is time for America to lead again.” With the strong support of government incentives and declining system prices, demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States is showing steady growth, yielding an increasing number of watt-hours of solar electricity generation and solar jobs.

For the first time in history, it is estimated that the PV systems installed in the United States in 2010 will generate more than one terawatt-hour (one billion kilowatt-hours) of electricity. “Solar power has reached a scale in the US at which it is capturing national attention as an important generator of electricity and of jobs,” said Michael Rogol, a leading global PV analyst and CEO of Boston-based PHOTON Consulting.

The PHOTON Consulting team – including Rogol and Dr. Ryan Boas – will present its most up-to-date analysis of the global and US solar power sector at the Solar Terawatt-hours Conference Series hosted by PHOTON USA Corp. in San Francisco. During the conference, the PHOTON Consulting team will meet with solar PV representatives from around the world to discuss regulatory and economic opportunities and challenges driven by the rapid growth for solar power. The PHOTON Consulting team will present forecasts for the United States PV sector, as well as provide insights about and projections of sector volumes, costs and prices.

“Since the 1980s, the US has seen its leadership position in the solar power sector decline. In the coming years, we expect that this will reverse, with the US achieving a large volume of installations and providing technologies on the forefront of the industry,” said Rogol. “The three-day conference in San Francisco will showcase many of the US’ leading and emerging companies, technologies and customers.”

A three-part series, the PHOTON Solar Terawatt-hours Conference will include:

  • The 2nd PV Thin Film Conference – Feb. 2, 2010
  • The 2nd PV Start-up Conference – Feb. 3, 2010
  • The 3rd Solar Electric Utility Conference – Feb. 4, 2010

The PHOTON Solar Terawatt-hours Conference Series is aimed at solar investors and decision makers from the solar industry and electric utility sector, as well as companies planning to move into this exciting and fast growing technology. The event is being organized by PHOTON, the world’s leading PV publisher, to provide a catalyst for in-depth discussions, analysis and action, as PV technology increases its scale and impact on global power generation. The conference series is taking place in conjunction with the PHOTON Photovoltaic Technology Show, a trade fair for manufacturers of PV production equipment, process materials and balance-of-system products at Moscone West on Howard St./Fourth St. in San Francisco.

To view the conference agenda, please go to:



PHOTON Consulting is the largest dedicated solar energy research consultancy and is a leading supplier of in-depth research, management and strategic consulting services specific to the PV sector. With the deepest, broadest integrated coverage, PHOTON Consulting tracks the solar energy sector from feedstock to factory gate to end customer in every active and emerging market. PHOTON’s solar consultants model company, geographic and industry projections from the outside-in, cross checking company announcements with providers and buyers. Our PV data consists of historical and five-year forward projections for price, volume, revenue, cost, operating profit, operating margin, and demand for c-Si and thin-film technologies. With the most extensive research and data in the sector, PHOTON Consulting is the source for research and analysis in solar power. For more information on PHOTON Consulting, please visit the Company’s website: http://www.photon-consulting.com.


PHOTON USA Corp. is a subsidiary of the PHOTON Group, the world’s leading PV publisher, which distributes magazines on PV power in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese. The PHOTON Group, headquartered in Aachen, Germany, also has offices in Athens, Berlin, Boston, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Madrid, New York, Paris, Rome and San Francisco.


PHOTON Consulting, LLC © 2010. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: The information and statistical data with this report have not been independently verified and we make no representations or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or correctness. Any opinions or estimates reflect the judgment of PHOTON Consulting, LLC at the date of publication and are subject to change at any time without notice. This publication is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide professional, investment or any other type of advice or recommendation. PHOTON Consulting, LLC does not accept any responsibility and cannot be held liable for any person’s use of or reliance on the information and opinions contained herein.

For more information on PHOTON Consulting or to schedule time to meet members of the PHOTON Consulting team during the conference, please contact Jean Foo at (+1) 617-904-0309 or via email at jean_foo@photonconsulting.com.

    For more information:

    Jean Foo
    PHOTON Consulting
    Email: jean_foo@photonconsulting.com
    Tel: (+1) 617-904-0309

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