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SMART ENERGY America 2017

Organizers & Partners


International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA)

The International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) is the first international network of excellence in the field of battery and energy storage that enables an international and practice-oriented transfer of knowledge.

Spano Partners Holdings

Spano Partners combines extensive experience in real estate land development, finance and utility-scale solar development- has allowed us to become recognized as an unparalleled leader in the field.

Lead Sponsor


sonnen is one of the fastest growing companies in Germany. In the ranking of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sonnen is one of the top 50 Smartest Companies 2016 in addition to Amazon, Facebook and Tesla. Among the investors of the company is the US technology group General Electric. Globally, sonnen is supplying more than 50,000 people with renewable energy. The sonnenCommunity is the first online network to share self-generated, clean electricity.



Centrosolar is a leading solar module manufacturer with 23+ years of experience. Our German heritage offers precision manufacturing and focuses on the highest quality products. We offer a portfolio of high efficiency solar module technologies and fully integrated platforms covering financing, product, engineering and installation. Our goal is to provide simple, clean energy solutions that help our customers save money and protect the environment.

Awards & Accolades: "#2 Best Solar PV Module Manufacturer", 2016 – EUPD Research "Top Brand PV USA Seal, 2016" – Solar Power World "2015 Top Solar Products", 2015 – US Builders Review “Best of the United States 2016”


True Green Capital Management LLC

Founded in July 2011, True Green Capital Management LLC is a privately owned, specialized energy infrastructure asset management firm based in Westport, Connecticut with over $400 million in private equity capital under management.  TGC targets asset-based investment opportunities with a focus on distributed power generation, including distributed, commercial PV solar. TGC pursues directly originated equity opportunities in this market and raises project finance debt and tax equity for its portfolio projects. The firm is led by a team of electric power industry professionals with a proven investment track record and a demonstrated capacity to originate, finance, build and manage investments with competitive entry costs.