New Solar Center at METALCON

Hear from SEIA and other solar experts

(Newton, Massachusetts, – June 23, 2021) – METALCON, the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction, announces its new solar center, sponsored by S-5!, to be launched this year in Tampa for business is debuting owners, designers, contractors, EPCs, solar developers and installers who want to learn more about the benefits of solar and metal roofing.

Solar is a fast-growing energy sector in the US and worldwide, with strong growth forecast. This increased focus on energy efficiency and sustainability has drawn attention to the combination of solar energy and metal roofing. Discover how solar energy and metal go hand in hand in a variety of educational sessions, live demos and lots of fun at the METALCON Solar Trivia Games!

Hear from the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), the voice of solar in the United States, on a federal update: Solar Trade & Manufacturing. John Smirnow, SEIA’s General Counsel & Vice President of Market Strategy, will discuss the outlook for solar energy in the United States, the industry’s efforts to grow domestic solar production and current international trade issues.
In addition, a panel of industry experts moderated by LeeAnn Slattery, Sales Support Manager of ATAS International and Market Development Chair for the Metal Construction Association (MCA), will present Metal Takes on Solar – A Metal Roofers Perspective on Solar Installations based on a new MCA. report on metal roofing and solar PV systems. Panelists include Bob Zabcik, president of Z-tech Consulting, LLC; Andy Williams, director of Panel Cladding Solutions LLC and director of Codes and Standards, MCA; Mark Gies, Director of Solar Business at S-5! and Dustin Haddock, Vice President of Research & Development at S-5!
Here’s a snapshot of the educational sessions planned for the solar center and more to come:

Wednesday 6 Oct

11.30-Metal roofing, the perfect platform for solar PV

1.00-Best Practices for Installing Solar on Metal Roofing, NABCEP Certified

4.00-Solar Trivia Games

Thursday 7 Oct
11.30 – Solar PV Roof Applications and Design Considerations that are Solar Ready, AIA Certified
1.00 round table presentation, metal roofing and solar PV systems
2.00-Federal Update: Solar Energy Trading and Production
2.30 Solar energy in land with a lot of wind and snow: design considerations
4.00-Solar Trivia Games

friday 8 oct
10.30am Railless Solar on Metal Roofs: Wire Management and Best Practices, NABCEP Certified
12.00 – Final two-team face-off Solar Trivia Games

Live solar demos will take place throughout the show along with the METALCON Solar Trivia Games. Teams of three to five people can pre-register or join a team on the first morning of the matches. Each winning team in first place on Days #1 and #2 will win prizes before competing for the top prize on the final day.
“We are very excited to be featuring solar at the show this year,” said Judy Geller, METALCON Vice President of Tradeshows. “It is a logical choice as metal roofing provides an ideal platform for mounting solar PV, as the lifespan of a metal roof is longer than the lifespan of a solar PV system. It is also the most durable type of roofing and delivers lower solar installation costs. will take away practical ideas that they can implement right away and help them grow their business.”

METALCON is the largest international event in the metal construction and design industry. Founded in 1991, it is the only annual trade show and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. Contractors, architects, developers, owners, manufacturers, manufacturers and suppliers from more than 50 countries participate each year. Industry experts from 275 leading companies showcase the latest products, solutions and breakthrough technologies, while sharing their knowledge with attendees. METALCON’s success is based on a dynamic exhibition hall, comprehensive educational programs and interactive learning opportunities. METALCON is produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc. and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association. For more information, visit

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