The World's #1 Renewable Energy Network for News, Information, and Companies.
Untitled Document

Solar Power International Breaks Records, New LLC To Manage Event

Solar Power International 2009, North America's largest business-to-business solar energy event broke attendance records for the sixth year in a row last week. This year's vent drew more than 24,000 industry professionals, an increase from 17,500 in the previous year. Attendees came from 99 different countries and and represented all segments of the solar and related industries, including electric utilities, construction and investment banking.

The exhibit floor more than doubled in size from the previous year, featuring 929 companies from every part of the solar value chain. The annual Public Night event, open free to the general public, attracted an additional 2,700 people from the Southern California region.

“The 2009 event was our most diverse yet, with 27 percent attending from outside the U.S. As the U.S. solar market matures, it is our top priority to remain vital and accessible to industry veterans and newcomers alike. We are excited to continue our partnership with SEIA through the Solar Energy Trade Show LLC, producing not just Solar Power International but a series of business-to-business events for our growing customer base," said Julia Hamm, executive director of the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).

Growing attendance prompted the co-presenters of the conference, SEPA and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), to create a new entity, Solar Energy Trade Show LLC, which will produce future events such as Solar Power International 2010 (Oct. 12-14, 2010, in Los Angeles) and PV America 2010 (April 8-10, 2010, in Washington, D.C.).

“The size and scope of Solar Power International reflects solar energy’s potential as an engine of economic growth,” said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA. “Now, as attendees head back to their offices and project sites, they need to focus the energy they felt at SPI onto their local and federal leaders, and demand policies which allow solar to compete fairly, let consumers to choose, and expand the U.S. solar market. We’re headed back to Washington ready to lead the fight to foster a policy environment that will create more jobs and more opportunities for consumers to go solar. We need everyone in the solar industry to come together and put our message into practice.”

RenewableEnergyWorld.com caught up with Industry leaders who predict growth in 2010 for a number of reasons including demand in emerging markets, the cost of solar electric power generation falling, the increased presence of the utility sector in the solar space, and the continuing technological innovations the industry is seeing.

Click here to watch video interviews with representatives from Arizona Public Service, groSolar, Akeena Solar, Enphase Energy, IREC and many more.

Untitled Document

RELATED ARTICLES

6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

Duke Renewables Acquires 50-MW of California Solar Projects

Andrew Burger Duke Energy Renewables is expanding its investment portfolio, on July 28 announcing the acquisition of two utility-scale PV projects in California. Acquisition of the 20-MW Seville I and 30-MW Seville II power plants from K...

The Future of Renewable Power in Mexico

Daniel Chavez The abundance of diverse renewable energy resources, growing demand for power, macroeconomic stability, and historically high electricity prices continue to position Mexico as one of the most attractive destinations for inv...

Hybrid solar minigrid to power Tanzanian island village

Tildy Bayar

A hybrid solar photovoltaic-battery energy storage-diesel minigrid project aims to provide power for around 400 households in the remote island village of Lake Victoria (pictured) in Tanzania. 

CURRENT MAGAZINE ISSUE

Volume 18, Issue 4
1507REW_C11

STAY CONNECTED

To register for our free
e-Newsletters, subscribe today:

SOCIAL ACTIVITY

Tweet the Editors! @megcichon @jennrunyon

FEATURED PARTNERS



EVENTS

Grid-connected and Off-grid Photovoltaics

This training covers all aspects of planning, installation, maintenance,...

5th Annual Hydro Plant Maintenance

Join maintenance professionals to discuss the challenges in maintenance ...

2015 Green Energy Expo

Stop by and visit Canadian Solar at the Green Energy Expo in Mexico City!

COMPANY BLOGS

Prevailing At A Premium

As efficiency sales professionals, we’re often faced with situatio...

LSX rises with sustainable wine making in Mexico

his custom LSX solar canopy shades the upper deck organic gard...

Do Your Goals Match Your Values?

Before you set goals for your company or your personal work performance ...

NEWSLETTERS

Renewable Energy: Subscribe Now

Solar Energy: Subscribe Now

Wind Energy: Subscribe Now

Geothermal Energy: Subscribe Now

Bioenergy: Subscribe Now  

 

FEATURED PARTNERS