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November 8-9, 2023



Event Description


New York is leading the clean energy transition with some of the most ambitious distributed solar and storage goals in the nation. The recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act brings the State’s goals within reach, provided we have the political will to overcome emerging permitting, land use, and interconnection challenges. This conference dares New York’s public and private sector leaders to aggressively pursue solutions to these challenges and set sights well beyond 10 gigawatts of distributed solar, focusing instead on the vision of a clean, affordable, and equitable energy system to power New York’s next chapter.

Join New York’s solar and storage industry at the Albany Capital Center for the 2023 NY Solar Summit, a conference and trade show dedicated to advancing rapid solar + storage deployment throughout the State. With more than 600 attendees at our most recent conferences, the summit will bring together clean energy leaders from the private and public sectors for energizing sessions focusing on accelerating New York’s vibrant rooftop and community solar markets, the expanding role of energy storage, and ensuring low-income New Yorkers benefit from clean energy investments. Expert panelists and speakers will discuss barriers to progress as well as the policies, programs and business models we need to scale up distributed solar + storage in every corner of New York. The event will provide attendees with ample learning and networking opportunities, and the trade show will feature exhibitors from leading clean energy companies, a livestream of the main stage, a series of small workshops, and much more.


Don't miss industry insights at our upcoming conference featuring New York's clean energy leaders. Secure your spot to gain access to exclusive sessions, keynotes, and networking opportunities.



November 8, 2023

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Opening Reception -"Solar Power Happy Hour" 

Albany Stadium Restaurant and Bar

November 9, 2023


Level 2 Conference Area

Meeting Room 2A

Capitol Room

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:10 AM

Morning Keynote

Doreen Harris, President and CEO of NYSERDA

9:30 AM

Solar Champions Award and Virtual Power Plants

Jigar Shah, Director of Loans Program Office, U.S. Department of Energy

10:00 AM

Market Outlook with America's Solar CEOs

Networking Break

10:45 AM

11:15 AM

Rooftop Solar + Storage: Noise at the Grid Edge or Sleeping Giant?

Where do we stand on Real Property Tax Law §575-b and PILOTs?

11:30 AM

Tools to Scale your Solar Business

12:00 PM

C&I Siting and Challenges

Residential Solar: Challenges and Opportunities

REC Solar: technical presentation about heterojunction technology PV modules

12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

1:45 PM

2:30 PM

Emerging Trends in the Solar Workforce

Navigating New York's Interconnection Evolution

Innovation at the Nexus of Agriculture and Solar

Onsite C&I Solar + Storage: Challenges and Opportunities

HR Best Practices: Fostering a Positive and Inclusive Work Environment for Small Businesses

3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM

Community Solar Models to Expand Access

Foundational Research on PV Siting and Flexible Interconnection

4:30 PM

NY Solar + Storage Policy Update from the PSC

Jessica Waldorf, Chief of Staff, NYS Department of Public Service

4:45 PM

Afternoon Address from NY Senator Harckham 

Senator Pete Harckham, New York State Senator, 40th Senate District

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

5:15 PM to 7:00 PM

Networking Reception After Party Sponsored by Carson Power

Albany Capital Center Entrance

Sponsorship, Exhibiting, and Advertising


Looking to showcase your brand while supporting solar and storage in New York State? Sponsorship, advertising, and exhibiting opportunities for the 2023 NY Solar Summit offer varying benefits to suit your needs and budget. Most sponsorship levels already include a booth where you can display your products and services, making it the perfect opportunity to connect with potential customers and clients. Check out our marketing guide which provides all the details you need to make an informed decision about which opportunity is best for you.

Ready to market your company at our event? Register to be a sponsor, exhibitor, or to advertise by filling out this form. If you have questions, reach out to so our team can help you determine how to best represent your brand.

Marketing Guide

*Link includes Exhibiting and/or Advertising

*Specialty Sponsorships subject to availability.
Contact us to secure your Specialty Sponsorship before it is gone!

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