Jigar Shah, Bernadette Del Chiaro to keynote Aurora’s Empower event

Aurora Solar Empower

Aurora Solar announced that Jigar Shah and Bernadette Del Chiaro will be the keynote speakers for the solar software vendor’s fourth annual Empower event. Shah and Del Chiaro will share how the solar community can best manage complexity and change during challenging economic events and turn it into an opportunity, as well as an outlook on California’s solar and storage market post-NEM 3.0, respectively.

Shah is the director of the loan programs office at the Department of Energy. Shah was most recently co-founder and President at Generate Capital, where he focused on helping entrepreneurs accelerate decarbonization solutions through the use of low-cost infrastructure-as-a service financing. Prior to Generate Capital, Shah founded SunEdison. Del Chiaro is the long-time head of the California Solar & Storage Association.

The virtual event takes place Aug. 16 at 9 am PST.

“With the challenging market conditions facing the solar industry today, staying agile and adaptive will be critical for success in 2023,” said Christopher Hopper, co-founder and CEO, Aurora Solar. “That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Jigar Shah and Bernadette Del Chiaro as Empower 2023 keynote speakers to break down how installers across residential and commercial solar can best demonstrate the value in trends like electrification and storage — aided by digital transformation — while we collectively manage the current economic and legislative climate.”

In addition to talks from Shah and Del Chiaro, Empower 2023 offers a full day of learning across functions:

Design, Operations, and Engineering

  • Participate in Aurora and HelioScope workshops
  • Learn actionable strategies for using tech to improve workflows and operations
  • See how automation can make large-scale projects more efficient

Sales and Marketing

  • Boost sales and marketing with techniques from experienced solar marketers
  • Discover how to attach storage to every sale
  • Explore the latest in solar sales technology, from lead generation to closing

Leadership and Management

  • Find out how solar leaders are navigating the latest bumps in the “solar coaster”
  • Learn the ins and outs of the IRA, NEM 3.0, and other policy changes — and how they affect solar installation businesses
  • Discover how digital transformation is driving the future of the solar industry

Empower is open for anyone to attend and features dozens of solar experts as part of its speaker lineup. From solar professionals seeking to earn NABCEP CEUs to industry advocates who are passionate about accelerating the clean energy future, Empower offers something for everyone. To learn more about Empower 2023, view the full agenda, and register for the event, visit https://aurorasolar.com/empower-2023#agenda.

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