In 2008, Milwaukee was named a Solar America City by the U.S. Department of Energy. Since then, the city has helped make solar energy more accessible by creating a number of innovative programs that work to decrease costs while increasing adoption.
Start-Up Alley featured nineteen brand new solar companies that were selected to exhibit at SPI 2013. They presented their companies to a panel of judges and the winner was announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Educational posters covering the important topics such as solar business growth and development; operations, performance and maintenance; and policy and regulations were on display at SPI and one was awarded a blue ribbon.
IREC announces the winners of its annual awards in a ceremony at Solar Central during SPI 2013.
What message are you trying to convey in your poster?
Start-Up Alley was a new feature on the SPI show floor in 2013. Here's a look at what some of the startups are up to.
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In a keynote speech at SPI 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn reiterated the state's RPS with solar carve-out and the state's 76 percent annual growth in solar energy capacity. "We want to take advantage of every solar opportunity we can."
At SPI 2013, Dr. Cheryl Martin from the U.S. Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) took the stage with Amy Francetic, CEO, Clean Energy Trust.
In her opening general session keynote, Julia Hamm recalls her fictional utility, Tomorrow Power and Light, and presents isses that it could be struggling with in today's solar market.