Paula Mints is the Founder and Chief Market Research Analyst of the global solar market research firm SPV Market Research. Ms. Mints began her solar market research career in 1997 with Strategies Unlimited. In 2005 she left Strategies Unlimited for Navigant where she continued her practice as a Director in Navigantâ€²s Energy Practice until October 2012, when she founded SPV Market Research. Ms. Mints is the author of many articles on the economics and behavior of the solar industry, specifically photovoltaic technologies and markets. Her work was cited in the US Department of Energyâ€²s SunShot report, Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends, 2014 Edition. Her chapter, Overview of Photovoltaic Production, Markets and Perspectives, was published in the Fraunhofer/Elsevier book Advances in Photovoltaics Volume 1, edited by Dr. Gerhard Willeke and Dr. Eicke Weber. She is authoring three chapters of Peter Varadiâ€™s upcoming book Sun Approaching High Noon. Ms. Mints is on the expert committee for the EU Photovoltaic Technology Platform (www.eupvplatform.org) and is the Vice Chair of the Silicon Valley Photovoltaic Society, and IEEE Chapter. Ms. Mints earned her MBA at San Jose State University in 1999.