2024 Midwest Solar Expo in Chicago, IL

05 Jun 2024

On May 20-22, 2024, the Midwest Solar Expo (MWSE) was held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, IL.

The Midwest’s premier solar and clean energy conference and exhibition focusing on solar and clean energy business are designed to bolster the thriving clean energy market in the Midwest

This year’s gathering attracted over 700 attendees and featured more than 80 speakers. It brought together manufacturers, distributors, developers, utilities, professional service companies, legal and accounting companies, financiers, VCs, EPCs, policymakers, regulators, installers, startups, non-profits, media, and more.

The three-day program of the conference included several panels on issues relevant to the industry, fireside chats, quick talks, interviews, networking.  Leaders from various sectors discussed ways and opportunities to expand solar and clean energy in the Midwest and beyond.

The MWSE extensive exhibition was undoubtedly a success with visitors.

SolarEdge VIP Tech Fair at the Midwest Solar Expo offered LIVE demonstrations of:

– NEW TerraMax 330kW Inverter, H1300 Power Optimizer and the new light-weight Solargik tracker,

– the latest Inverters with Synergy Technology and S-Series Optimizers,

– SolarEdge software including Designer and the NEW SolarEdge ONE controls and monitoring platform,

– the latest on UL3741 code standards bringing you MORE safety.

2024 Keynote Speakers

Mary Powell, CEO, Sunrun

Art Fletcher, EVP – Global Sourcing, Invenergy

Raghu Belur, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Enphase Energy

John Berger, CEO, Sunnova

Panels and Speakers

Workforce Development – Growing and Supporting MWBE Solar Businesses

Elbert Walters, III, Executive Director, Powering Chicago

Shon Harris, President and EEC, Livewire Construction

Robert Wallace, President, 548 Energy Solutions

Chris Garza, Owner, Staylitt Electric

Ellen Barlas, Associate Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Association

Upcoming Legislation in the Midwest

Amy Heart, Vice President of Public Policy, Sunrun

Matthew Van Arkel, Business Development Lead, New Leaf Energy

Kevin Borgia, VP of External Affairs and Policy, SunVest Solar

Carlo Cavallaro, Midwest Regional Director, Coalition for Community Solar Access

John Delurey, Senior Midwest Director, Vote Solar

Extreme weather events: What happens before, during, and after the storm?

Ameer Abuhamdeh, Innovation Engineer of Product Development, Terrasmart

Bobby McFadden, Underwriter, kWh Analytics

Molly Brown, EVP of Corporate Strategy, GenPro Energy Development

Michael Cosgrave, Principal, Renewable Energy Risk Manager, Renewable Guard

Susie Martin, President, Praedictix

Five-year Forecast for the Growth of Community Solar in the Midwest

Aviv Shalgi, CEO, Solar Simplified

David Okuwobi, Business Development Director, Nautilus Solar

Eric Pasi, CEO, Enterprise Energy

Jon Roberts, Vice President of Development, Soltage

Leslie Elder, VP of Political & Regulatory Affairs, Summit Ridge Energy

Rooftop Rumbles: Tailwinds and Tailspins in Residential Solar

Michelle Knox, Owner, WindSolar USA

Bejeray Morrison, Solar For All Program Manager, Sunrun

Josh Lutton, Founder and President, Certasun

Chris Thompson, VP of Product and Technical Marketing, SolarEdge

Beyond the Hype: Leveraging AI to Lower Solar Soft Costs

Ariel Toron, Chief Revenue Officer, enSights

Lewis Butler, Senior Account Executive, TotalEnergies

Emmitt Muckles, Program Manager for Operations Training and Technical Support Consultant, Omnidian

Scott Nguyen, Co-Founder and CEO, Bodhi

Peter Iles, Senior Engineering Manager, Aurora Solar

How Tax Credit Transferability is Reshaping Investment in Renewables

Philippe Hartley, Founder and CEO, CleanFi

Jackie Chambers, CIO, New Energy Equity

Matt Volkov, Vice President, Marathon Capital

Marc Palmer, Founder & CEO, Conductor Solar

Featured Interview – The Devils in the Details: Implementing Illinois Energy Laws

John Delurey, Senior Midwest Director, Vote Solar

Brian Granahan, Acting Director, Illinois Power Agency

For more information about the MWSE, please visit: https://www.midwestsolarexpo.com


By Alex Arlander, Gilbert Castro | ENC News



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