John Berger

Sunnova Energy International

Chairman, President and CEO

Mr. Berger founded Sunnova in 2012 and has since then served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board. With more than two decades of experience in the electric power industry, Mr. Berger is an energy entrepreneur who has always supported free market competition, consumer choice and the advancement of energy technology to power energy independence. Before Sunnova, Mr. Berger served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer at SunCap Financial, a residential solar service provider. He also founded Standard Renewable Energy, a provider and installer of renewable energy and energy-efficient products and services. Mr. Berger received his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.

Sessions With John Berger

Thursday, 10 March

  • 11:20am - 12:10pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 05:20 pm - 10/mar/2022 06:10 pm

    Solar Power: Maintaining the growth curve?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    For more than a decade, solar power additions have followed a trajectory of double-digit year-on-year growth, with no signs of levelling off. From having been purely subsidy driven, current drivers combine climate policy, corporate targets to de-risk, green portfolios, and pure economics, as solar has become one of the cheapest sources of electricity in many locations. The scalability of solar also contributes to its success, as distributed generation shifts how power is produced and consumed. What are the fundamentals that are required for solar power to maintain its growth trajectory? Will the current largest markets continue to lead the way? What types of investors will drive future solar power deployment? How will investors adapt to new opportunities and risks? 

  • 12:30pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 06:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 07:10 pm

    Next-gen Solar: Technologies to get to the next level

    Innovation & Technology

    The pace of solar innovation continues to increase rapidly despite the growing ubiquity of the technology. Leading market players and new entrants continue to push the boundaries of increasing energy yields and maintaining the high quality standards of solar systems. The adoption of next-generation solar technology by all customers, from homeowners to solar developers, will bring solar generation increasingly into the mainstream. What are some of the next-generation technologies that will enable solar to leap into the mainstream? Which solar technology challenges need to be overcome to accelerate its adoption globally?