altE Direct Installer Conference 2015: 4th Year for Largest Installer Event in Northeast

Solar installers and dealers were gathered at the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, February 24th though the 26th, at the 2015 altE Direct Installer and Dealer Conference. The 4th annual event, held at the Holiday Inn Boxborough, MA, was a tremendous success and continues to improve each year.

Over 20 industry-leading manufacturers lined the perimeter of a large exhibition hall, prepared to meet, answer questions and discuss the latest, up and coming technology with solar professionals. Among the event sponsors were Schneider Electric, Aquion Energy, Blue Sky Energy, DPW Solar, OutBack Power, SolarEdge and Solectria.

If they were not too busy installing PV or Wind systems, this was the place for Installers to be, with valuable, technical trainings and the opportunity to network with manufacturers, altE staff and other solar professionals.

Installers had access to 37 training sessions given by PV and Wind manufacturer and altE experts, including 19 hours of qualifying NABCEP Continuing Education credits. Topics ranged from Sizing an Off-Grid System to Marketing Strategies to Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions to Rapid Shutdown to the latest in Wind Turbine and Battery Technology and more.

As a new addition to the annual conference, Kaplan Clean Tech Education provided a very well attended, third day of NEC 2014 update training presented by highly experienced PV trainor, NABCEP Certified Installer and 2014 IREC Trainor of the Year, Sean White.

An evening reception concluded the first day of the conference, allowing additional time for solar professionals to mingle and peruse exhibitor booths, as well as the popular altE “Garage Sale” area, over food and drinks. With altE’s new office and warehouse being just a couple minutes down the road from the the event venue, a reception and office tour was given there to close out the second day. The altE facilities tour was highly rated and dubbed “a special treat” by one attendee.

The 2015 altE Installer conference could not have been the successful event that it was without all of our Sponsors, Exhibitors and attendees! An abounding thank you to each and every one who participated. We hope to see you all again in 2016!

After receiving great feedback from Solar Installers and Dealers who attended the 2015 altE Conference, 95.5% said they would recommend this years conference to others.

2015 altE Conference Attendee Quotes:

“Good job! I was very impressed with the altE staff!”

“Great location, timing, price and training.”

“Glad I found out about it. The warehouse tour was great!”

“Very well done, thank-you.”

“The tour at altE was a special treat.”

“Please don’t deviate significantly. It’s excellent already.”

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2015 Conference Sponsors

Aquion Energy
Blue Sky Energy
DPW Solar Morningstar Corporation
Outback Power
Schneider Electric
SolarEdge Solectria Renewables


2015 Exhibiting Vendors

Aquion Energy
Blue Sky Energy
DPW Solar
Kaplan Clean Tech Education
Magnum Energy
Midnite Solar
MK Powered
Morningstar Corporation
Outback Power
Pika Energy
Primus Windpower
Samlex America Schneider Electric
SolarEdge Solar-Log Solectria Renewables Trojan Battery Company