5th Annual ROTH China Solar Tour to be Held in Conjunction with SNEC Power Expo in Shanghai May 28-31, 2018
May 16, 2018

ROTH Investor Tour to Meet with ~ 20 Solar Power and Clean Technology Companies on Booth Tours and Facility Visits

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH), -www.roth.com, a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced that it will host its 5th Annual China Solar Tour in Shanghai on May 28-31, 2018. The event is held in conjunction with the SNEC Power Expo, one of the largest annual solar conferences/expos in the world.

This invitation-only event, which will be hosted by ROTH’s Philip Shen, Senior Research Analyst, Cleantech, will provide an opportunity for industry executives and institutional investors to meet and exchange views on the latest industry trends & issues.

“China remains the most important market in terms of both production and demand. However, trade barriers will require new strategies from the Chinese supply chain, and this has a broader investor implication which may present new investment opportunities for investors attending our event”, says Jesse Pichel, Managing Director – Cleantech Investment Banking at ROTH.

According to Mr. Shen, “Innovation and growth continue to fuel the global solar industry, and China is a key driver of the innovation and growth. The SNEC Power Expo is one of the largest solar conferences in the world. We expect our booth tour at SNEC to provide investors with insight into what’s happening on the ground in China as well as perspective on what to expect ahead.”

“We plan to meet with companies representing each step of the solar value chain, including: (1) Upstream polysilicon producers; (2) Midstream wafer, cell, and module manufacturers; (3) BOS/Inverter suppliers; (4) Equipment manufacturers; (5) Downstream players; and (6) Industry experts.”

This trip will include booth tours during the SNEC Power Expo, which will feature nearly 2,000 companies and exhibitors from over 90 countries, a tour of TPI Composites’ advanced wind blade manufacturing facility in Dafeng and the Amprius facility in Wuxi City, a tour of LONGI Green Energy Technology’s wafer facility, and a networking dinner. In sum, we believe this tour will enable participants to efficiently meet companies throughout the entire solar value chain—polysilicon, wafer, cell, module, downstream developers, private companies, and other industry experts—in one of the most important solar markets in the world.

Clients interested in attending should contact their ROTH sales representative or e-mail conference@roth.com. To learn more or register for SNEC, please visit the event web site at -http://www.snec.org.cn/default.aspx?lang=en

Our collective cleantech banking team has been involved in 95 cleantech transactions since 2012 with a total transaction value of ~$3.5B. (Source – ROTH Capital – 05/15/2018)

ROTH is a founding member of Sustain OC (formerly CleanTech OC), a trade association with its roots in cleantech economic growth that accelerates sustainability in the greater Orange County area through innovation, collaboration and education, as well as a member of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Event sponsors include Business Wire and The Blueshirt Group Asia.

List of Participating companies as of this release (As of 05/15/2018 – subject to change):

Company Name

Amprius   PRIVATE
Amtech Systems, Inc.   ASYS
Asia Clean Capital   PRIVATE
Bloomberg New Energy Finance    
Canadian Solar Inc.   CSIQ
Daqo New Energy Corp.   DQ
Huawei   PRIVATE
Jolywood   SZ: 300393
Longi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd.   SH:601012
Meyer Burger   MBTN
ReneSola Ltd.   SOL
Sumec Corporation Limited   SHA:600710*
Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd   SZ: 300274
TaleSun   SZ: 002309*
Tebian Electricity Apparatus /TBEA   SH: 600089*
Tongwei   SH: 600438
TPI Composites, Inc   TPIC
Von Ardenne   PRIVATE
Xinyi Glass Holdings Ltd.   HK: 0868*
Zhonghuan   SZ: 002129*

*Invited as of 05/15/2018

About Roth Capital Partners, LLC:

ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access.

Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., ROTH is privately-held and owned by its employees, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. and Hong Kong. For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.

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