SAN JUAN – Massachusetts-based renewable energy component provider altE announced it will be holding its Solar Conference Puerto Rico on March 22-23 at the Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center in San Juan.
The objective of the conference is for attendees to meet with manufacturers, as well as to educate solar equipment installers, according to the announcing release, which quotes altE CEO Sascha Deri as saying the “real-world skills and education” provided at the event will “help them make Puerto Rico a showcase for the rest of the world of how solar power can be a reliable, cost effective, and clean source of energy.”
Deri further says: “Instability of the electric grid in Puerto Rico is a well-known issue. And it’s clear solar makes a lot sense for the independence and quality of life for Puerto Ricans.”
On Thursday, March 22, the conference will feature an introduction to solar and battery backup for installers. The class will introduce the basics of “grid-tie, off-grid and AC-coupled solar systems.”
On Friday, March 23, the conference showroom floor will feature manufacturer displays and training sessions.
The classes will cover “everything from component specifics to off-grid solutions to energy storage options.”
“We want to help Puerto Rico leap ahead of nearly all regions of the Caribbean and Americas with distributed renewable power networks through passing on our nearly two decades of experience of and knowledge with solar power and energy storage,” said Deri.
According to altE, it is one of the longest standing renewable energy component providers in the United States and has supplied solar equipment for projects on every continent.
Each day of the conference will cost $99 and attendees can join either one or both days of the event. Included with conference registration is breakfast, lunch, and access to all sessions presented Friday by the component manufacturers.
Among the companies attending are Schneider Electric, IronRidge, Midnite Solar, SolarWorld, Crown Battery and Xantrex.