It was a very different mood in San Francisco last week. Different from last year. And different compared to this year's Intersolar Europe. I would call it a mood of cautious optimism. Less ostentatious booths. Less exhibitors in general. But the same number of visitors. The big 2016 party is over and everybody is curious what will happen next.
The solar industry continues to boom and investors and asset managers are seeing a significant growth of the solar portfolios they own and/or manage.
How does this change the way they do business? How do they organize their teams and their processes as they get ready for scaling?
Recorded on January 24, 2017. Hosted by Solarplaza
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