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2018 altE Solar Conference

Mark your calendars and don't miss the largest Solar Conference for Installers & Dealers in the Northeast!

The 2018 altE Solar Conference will be held on February 14-16, at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA.

This annual conference continues to grow each year and will once again feature industry-leading Vendors in an expanded exhibit area and over 30 hands-on training seminars and workshops - many of which will qualify for NABCEP Continuing Education credits.

This years event will be held at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA. The Devens Common Center is a convenient 45 minute drive from Boston and is located just 15 minutes from our Boxborough, MA headquarters and warehouse. Manchester Airport, New Hampshire and TF Green Airport, Rhode Island are just an hour drive from Devens. For more information on the Devens Common Center, please click here.

With more Vendors and Exhibitors, more training sessions and more fun - we look forward to seeing you at the 2018 altE Installer Conference!

 

 

Click on the links in the blue bar below for more information about the Conference.

altE is pleased to invite you to our annual Solar Conference to be held February 14, 15 and 16, 2018. This event will provide you the ability to see new products, receive hands-on training and meet the solar and renewable energy industry's leading vendors and manufacturers.

Conference Dates: February 14 - February 16, 2018.

Registration Installers: $199 (But register now to get $99 Early Bird Pricing until 12/31/17). The registration fee includes admission to the trade show and exhibit hall, all seminars and workshops, evening reception and all event breakfasts and lunches. **NEC Code Class not included. This is an additional $179 registration fee, or $99 if purchased with Conference Registration.

The 2018 altE Solar Conference provides Installers an opportunity to see new products and talk directly with some of the industry's leading Vendors and Manufacturers in the Exhibit / Trade Show area. In addition, participants will receive valuable training in their breakout sessions and dedicated training sessions featuring product demonstrations and classroom training.

Conference Location: Devens Common Center, Devens, MA. For more information, please click on the LOCATION tab in the blue bar above.


Exhibit & Trade Show Area

See the latest technology and products to help your business and stay ahead of your competitors in our Exhibit and Trade Show area. We have the industry leading Vendors and Manufacturers displaying the most current and cutting edge products available in the market today in our Exhibition area. Not only will you get the chance to see and learn about the latest products first hand, you'll have plenty of time to interact with the Vendors and Manufacturers directly during the exhibit hours.

 

 

 

Continuing Education & Training Sessions - Installers

With over 30 different breakout sessions, you'll find a wide variety of opportunities to see the latest products, learn new techniques and qualify for NABCEP Continuing Education credits. Attendees may choose the session they wish to attend with no pre-registration. With this many options you can easily select the sessions that best fit your areas of interest.

 

 

 

 

Business Development & Networking - Installers

We've specifically designed our agenda to provide ample opportunity to meet with Vendors and Manufacturers to learn about the latest products and get hands-on information to help grow your business. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to network with Installers across the country to share information and ideas regarding business best practices, marketing trends and other ways to increase and expand your profits!

 

 

 

 


2018 Vendor Sponsors

  Magnum Dimensions Outback Power  
Schneider Electric
EcoFasten Solar
Midnite Solar
Morningstar Corporation

 

2018 Vendor Sponsors and Exhibitors

Burndy Magnum Dimensions Burndy EcoFasten Solar
Magnum Dimensions
Midnite Solar
MK Powered
Morningstar Corporation
Outback Power
Magnum Dimensions
Magnum Dimensions
Schneider Electric
Morningstar Corporation

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Event Location:

The 2018 altE Solar Conference will be held February 14, 15 and 16, 2018 at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA.

Devens Common Center
31 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434


For additional information about the Devens Common Center - click here


Room Reservations:

We have secured special pricing for selected rooms for the conference at two local hotels at the Conference Center. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own lodging reservations directly with the hotel.

For Room Reservations please contact either the Hilton Garden Inn at 1-978-772-0600 or 1-888-370-0984, or SpringHill Suites by Marriott at 1-978-772-3030 or 1-844-845-2263 located conveniently at the Devens Common Center. Please mention the altE Installer Conference for discount rates.

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Hilton Garden Inn
59 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA
1-978-772-0600 or 1-888-370-0984

 

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott
27 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA
1-978-772-3030 or 1-844-845-2263

 


Hilton Garden Inn:

We have secured special pricing for selected rooms for the conference at the Hilton Garden Inn. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own lodging reservations directly with the Hilton Garden Inn at 1 (978) 772-0600 or 1-888-370-0984. Please mention the altE Installer Conference for discount rates.

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The Rooms

  • From hotel guest rooms to suites
  • HI-Def TVs with premium channels
  • Microwave and mini refrigerator
  • Free high-speed, wired and wireless WiFi internet access
  • Coffee & tea maker

 

 

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Amenities

  • Pool & Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Daily housekeeping

 

 

 

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SpringHill Suites by Marriot:

We have secured special pricing for selected rooms for the conference at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own lodging reservations directly with the SpringHill Suites by Marriott at 1 (978) 772-3030 or 1-844-845-2263. Please mention the altE Installer Conference for discount rates.

Book your group rate for ALTE Solar Installer

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The Rooms

  • 1 Bedroom Suites
  • Premium TV and movie channels
  • Microwave and mini refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds
  • Free WiFi internet access
  • Coffee & tea maker

 

 

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Amenities

  • Indoor Pool & Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Daily housekeeping

 

 

 

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Fun Stuff To Do

The Devens Common Center is the perfect location to mix a great learning and business environment with a host of fun and exciting activities for an unbelievable experience!


Getting There

Devens, MA is located 45 minutes North West of Boston, MA. To get directions, please click here.

 


2018 Vendor Sponsors

  Magnum Dimensions Outback Power  
Schneider Electric
EcoFasten Solar
Midnite Solar
Morningstar Corporation

 

Conference Agenda

Seminars marked with an * count as one hour of NABCEP Continuing Education Credits.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - INSTALLERS ONLY
     
  ADVANCED Track- Experienced Installers
BEGINNERS Track - Installers new to Solar
   
9:30 - 10:00
Registration
9:30 - 10:00
Coffee, Continental Breakfast
10:00 - 12:30 *** PV and the 2017 NEC: Sean White - the 2014 IREC Master Trainer of the Year. Intro to Solar Grid Tie and Battery Backup: altE
12:30 - 1:00
Lunch Break
1:00 - 4:30 *** PV and the 2017 NEC: Sean White - the 2014 IREC Master Trainer of the Year. Intro to Solar Grid Tie and Battery Backup: altE
5:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Hour / Appetizers

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - INSTALLERS ONLY
8:00 - 9:00
Registration
8:00 - 9:00 Coffee, Continental Breakfast, in Exhibit area
8:30 - 9:00 Key Note Speaker: TBD
9:00 - 10:00 TBD TBD TBD

10:00 - 10:15

Break in Exhibit Area
10:15- 11:15 TBD TBD TBD
11-15 - 11:30
Break in Exhibit Area
11:30 - 12:30 TBD TBD TBD
12:30 - 2:00
Lunch in Exhibit Area
2:00 - 3:00 TBD TBD TBD
3:00 - 3:15 Break in Exhibit Area
3:15 - 4:15 TBD TBD TBD
4:15 - 4:30 Break in Exhibit Area
4:30 - 5:30 TBD TBD TBD
5:30 - 7:30 Reception in Exhibit Area
7:30 - 9:30

Post Reception Party

 

 
Friday, February 16, 2018 - INSTALLERS ONLY
8:00 - 9:00
Registration
8:00 - 9:00
Coffee, Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area
9:00 - 10:00 TBD TBD TBD

10:00 - 10:15

Break in Exhibit Area
10:15- 11:15 TBD TBD TBD
11-15 - 11:30
Break in Exhibit Area
11:30 - 12:30 TBD TBD TBD
12:30 - 2:00
Lunch in Exhibit Area
2:00 - 3:00 TBD TBD TBD
3:00 - 3:15 Break in Exhibit Area
3:15 - 4:15 TBD TBD TBD
4:15 - 4:30 Break in Exhibit Area
4:30 - 5:30 TBD TBD TBD

Seminars marked with an * count as one hour of NABCEP Continuing Education Credits.

 

 


2018 Vendor Sponsors

  Magnum Dimensions Outback Power  
Schneider Electric
EcoFasten Solar
Midnite Solar
Morningstar Corporation

Seminars

Seminars marked with an * count as one hour of NABCEP Continuing Education Credits.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


ADVANCED TRACK (Experienced Installers)

10:00 - 4:30 - PV and the 2017 NEC: Sean White - the 2014 IREC Master Trainer of the Year ******
This workshop will be jam-packed with 2017 NEC insight and interpretation. Sean teaches PV courses around the world and has authored 4 books, the most recent being Photovoltaic Systems and the National Electric Code, co-authored with Bill Brooks. Sean will fill you up with as much information as possible in one day, while entertaining you at the same time. He will compare and contrast the 2014 NEC to the 2017 NEC, with special emphasis on the rapid shutdown and interconnection requirements of the Code. There will also be limited insight into the 2020 NEC, which has had the preliminary proposals already presented. 6 hours NABCEP Training.

BEGINNERS TRACK (Installers new to Solar)

10:00 - 4:30 - Intro to Solar Grid Tie and Battery Backup: altE
Just getting your business started up? This is the workshop for you. Learn valuable principles about sizing grid tie systems and system with battery backup. There will also be hands-on training of the products, mounting options for roofs, and much more!

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018


8:30 - 9:00

8:30 - 9:00 - Key Note Speaker: TBA


9:00 - 10:00

9:00 - 10:00 - TBA

9:00 - 10:00 - TBA

9:00 - 10:00 - TBA


10:15- 11:15

10:15- 11:15 - TBA

10:15- 11:15 - TBA

10:15- 11:15 - TBA


11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30 - TBA

11:30 - 12:30 - TBA

11:30 - 12:30 - TBA


2:00- 3:00

2:00- 3:00 - TBA

2:00- 3:00 - TBA

2:00- 3:00 - TBA


3:15 - 4:15

3:15 - 4:15 - TBA

3:15 - 4:15 - TBA

3:15 - 4:15 - TBA

 


4:30 - 5:30

4:30 - 5:30 - TBA

4:30 - 5:30 - TBA

4:30 - 5:30 - TBA

 

Friday, February 16, 2018


9:00 - 10:00

9:00 - 10:00 - TBA

9:00 - 10:00 - TBA

9:00 - 10:00 - TBA


10:15- 11:15

10:15- 11:15 - TBA

10:15- 11:15 - TBA

10:15- 11:15 - TBA


11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30 - TBA

11:30 - 12:30 - TBA

11:30 - 12:30 - TBA


2:00- 3:00

2:00 - 3:00 - TBA

2:00 - 3:00 - TBA

2:00 - 3:00 - TBA


3:15 - 4:15

3:15 - 4:15 - TBA

3:15 - 4:15 - TBA

3:15 - 4:15 - TBA


4:30 - 5:30

4:30 - 5:30 - TBA

4:30 - 5:30 - TBA

4:30 - 5:30 - TBA

Seminars marked with an * count as one hour of NABCEP Continuing Education Credits.

 

 


2018 Vendor Sponsors

  Magnum Dimensions Outback Power  
Schneider Electric
EcoFasten Solar
Midnite Solar
Morningstar Corporation

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