Solar Battle of the Bands to Be Held at the Historical Warfield Theatre in San Francisco on July 11, 2018

California Solar & Storage Association will partner with Nextracker for the 2018 event; proceeds benefit the organization’s work

SACRAMENTO, CA, February 28, 2018 – California Solar & Storage Association announces that Solar Battle of the Bands, a unique solar industry party and musical competition founded by Quick Mount PV in 2011 and turned over to the Association in 2017, will be held at the historical and illustrious Warfield Theatre in downtown San Francisco on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The event will be held during the week of Intersolar North America.

“Solar Battle of the Bands is one of the most well-loved events in our industry. We felt it was time to take the event to the next level by moving it to one of the most famous concert venues in San Francisco,” said California Solar & Storage Association Executive Director, Bernadette Del Chiaro. “And, we are beyond excited to partner with Nextracker to organize this event for our community.”

The Warfield has been a San Francisco institution for 86 years. Opened on May 13, 1922 the beautiful and historical theatre holds 2300 guests and has hosted some of the greatest musicians and entertainers of all time, including Bob Dylan, Prince, David Bowie and even Charlie Chaplin. This year’s event will have almost double the capacity as past years.

“Nextracker couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this awesome event that both celebrates the wonderful musical talent of our collective solar family while also supporting the important work of the California Solar & Storage Association. Said Nextracker CEO, Dan Shugar, who is celebrating his 30th year in solar. Shugar will also be performing with his band, Groovity, after the official battle, and is organizing a multi-company solar jam to end the night.

“We would also like to acknowledge SBOB’s founder Johan Alfsen, and his colleagues at Quick Mount PV for being a part of this event’s continued success,” continued Dan Shugar. “It is going to be an epic evening!”

The event is made possible through generous contributions by sponsors and the participation of company-sponsored bands. If you are interested in sponsoring or entering your band into the contest, please visit Must be 21 or older to attend.



About Nextracker

Nextracker, a Flex company, advances the power plant of the future with solar tracker, energy storage, and software applications that optimize performance and reduce costs for project and plant owners. As the number-one tracker supplier worldwide with over 12 GW delivered or under fulfillment, Nextracker is globally recognized for delivering smart and connected photovoltaic solutions for hundreds of projects across five continents. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company has offices in Australia, India, Latin America, and Europe. For more information, visit: and follow the company on Twitter @Nextracker.


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