Paula Mints is the Founder and Chief Market Research Analyst of Solar PV Market Research (SPV) and www.paulamspv.com. Paula brings 16 years of experience providing solar market research reports and custom research products about solar technologies, markets, applications and customers. She began her career at Strategies Unlimited in 1997. Strategies Unlimited was founded as a Photovoltaic Market Research Practice in the mid-1970s. In 2005, she moved the practice to Navigant Consulting. As a Director in Navigant’s Energy Practice, she continued her solar market research work. In 2012, she launched her own practice SPV Market Research, continuing the tradition of providing classic market research. Paula is a well-versed solarchampion and industry conference Chairwoman, speaker, and a frequent contributor to energy publications like Renewable Energy World and other news outlets. The issues that are of most concern to Paula include the environment and our responsibility to it, encouraging more women to choose solar as a career – as engineers, marketers, researchers and CEOs and continuing to educate energy consumers.