ANAHEIM, CA—September 14, 2015 — Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar, Inc., will join solar energy industry leaders in the Wednesday General Session, “Executive Perspectives: Opportunities for Growth” at Solar Power International (SPI), the largest business-to-business solar event in the U.S., being held this week in Anaheim. The session brings together a trio of industry thought leaders for a dynamic conversation led by Julia Hamm, President & CEO, Solar Electric Power Association and will set the stage for Vice President Joe Biden’s address immediately following. ClicktoTweet

Joining Clifford on the panel, being held 10:30–11:30 AM in the 3rd floor ballroom of the Anaheim Convention Center, will be Doyle Beneby, CEO, CPS Energy and Greg Wolf, President, Duke Energy Renewables.

Clifford will also speak on Tuesday, September 15, alongside representatives from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) and other thought leaders to encourage the industry and all its supporters to “Join the Fight to Extend the ITC!”

The federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for utility and commercial developers drops from 30 percent to 10 percent at the end of 2016, and the ITC for homeowners drops from 30 percent to zero at the same time. This session, being held from 4:00–5:00 PM in Room 207C in the Anaheim Convention Center, is designed to give specific actions to take to join the fight to extend the ITC beyond the end of 2016. Other panelists include: Christopher Mansour, Vice President of Federal Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA); Kevin Gresham, Vice President External Affairs, E.ON North America; Scott Hennessey, Director, Policy & Markets, and Regulatory Counsel at Solar City and Kelly Knutsen, Policy Advisor, California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA)

A long-time solar industry veteran, executive board member of SEIA and outspoken #solarwarrior, Clifford is an industry thought leader and regularly called on to contribute his expertise and opinion to leading publications including Renewable Energy World, CleanTechnica, Energy & Infrastructure, Solar Novus and Solar Builder. He also actively blogs on the industry, including recent posts on the ITC and Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Follow his posts here.

SPI is North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy and related fields. More than 15,000 solar energy industry professionals and 600 leading manufacturers, service providers and vendors participate in the annual event.

About Standard Solar Standard Solar, Inc., is a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide. Dedicated to making Distributed Generation (DG) solar more accessible to businesses, institutions, governments and utilities, the company is forging the path for clean, renewable energy development through turnkey solutions. With more than 100 megawatts installed, financed or maintained, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies. Named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for four consecutive years by Inc. Magazine, Standard Solar operates nationally and is headquartered in Rockville, MD. For more information, please visit

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