Apparently there are still some who believe they can produce solar panels and power in the US at a profit. I just posted details at the end of the "First Solar to slash 2,000 jobs article": http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4371200/First-Solar-to-slash-2-000-jobs of a planned Chinese $5 billion investment in Nevada.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.