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Solar Power Daily News OCT 22 2013 (SPI)

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AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH SPI Tuesday, October 22, 2013 UL LLC: BROADENING EXPERTISE, INCREASING CONFIDENCE Scott Jezwinski, By Business Development Manager, Energy & Industrial Systems, UL LLC The dramatic drop in PV module prices and other balance of system components over the past 18 months has fueled the increase in annual installations of photovoltaic systems. Commercial and utility scale projects are among those expected to see the most dramatic increase in installations. Even though equipment costs have come down, the initial outlay in these Continued on Page 21 Oser Communications Group SPIRE CORPORATION DEPLOYS NEW SUPER-SIZED MODULES TRINA SOLAR INTRODUCES DUAL-GLASS MODULES SPDN: What is Spire Corporation's main line of business? SPDN: What would you say makes your company unique? An interview with Roger Little, CEO and Chairman, Spire Corporation. RL: Spire Corporation is a leading supplier of photovoltaic manufacturing equipment, with more than 250 customers in 50 countries. Spire provides individual machines for various PV module manufacturing steps, with emphasis on simulators for module performance measurements. Spire also provides complete MM: Trina Solar is unique because of a combination of vertically integrated manufacture of solar modules, and partnerships with best-in-class cell manufacturers. This vertical integration allows us to ensure tight quality control throughout the manufacturing process. It also makes us less susceptible to fluctuations in the Continued on Page 21 Continued on Page 18 Continued on Page 18 SIKA CORPORATION COMMITTED TO SOLAR POWER SOLUTIONS SPDN: How did your business get started? SPDN: Tell our readers about your company. What is your main business line? SJ: Our introduction to solar came through our real estate development practice. Eight years ago, while constructing a building to house the world headquarters of a solar panel manufacturer, we acquired the only flat roof system that was available in the market. We were perplexed and frustrated with the Continued on Page 10 An interview with Mark Mendenhall, President, Trina Solar Americas. QUANTA POWER GENERATION DELIVERS EPC SERVICES Quanta Power Generation, Inc. (QPG), a subsidiary of Quanta Services, is a full-service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider. QPG offers a full menu of project management, planning, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and maintenance capabilities to respond to the growing needs of customers in clean energy markets, such as solar, geothermal, natural gas and biofuels. QPG project teams have extensive experience in all aspects of EPC on a SOLARDOCK GOES FULL TILT TO DELIVER MORE POWER An interview with Scott Johnson, President of SolarDock®. Chicago An interview with Doug Rasmussen, Key Account Manager, Solar, Sika Corporation. NEW CAPITAL, NEW PROJECTS SPUR GROWTH FOR MAIN STREET POWER An interview with Amory Host, CEO, Main Street Power. HISCO INC. SHOWCASES NEW PRODUCTS AT SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL By Andy Behr, Marketing Director, Hisco®, Inc. DR: Sika is a globally active, leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials, serving construction and industrial markets including renewable energy. Our technologies are focused on sealing, bonding, AH: Main Street Power works with development partners across the country as a financier, owner and operator of distributed generation solar systems. We also are pleased to have recently fully subscribed a $5 million Series B round of funding that will allow us to expand on our strategic investments. Hisco Inc., North America's premier distributor of mission critical materials, is displaying leading-edge materials and components for photovoltaic manufacturing at SPI 2013. Products featured by Hisco include junction boxes, connectors, tapes, adhesives and encapsulants. In addition to supplying both bill of material specified and MRO products, Hisco provides inventory management services including vending options to help Continued on Page 21 Continued on Page 4 Continued on Page 21 SPDN: Tell us, what's Main Street Power about?

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