Washington, D.C., United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] The Board of Managers of Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS), fresh of the heels of naming an executive director, have announced that the Solar Power International (SPI) 2011 conference and trade show will take place in Dallas, Texas, at the Dallas Convention Center on October 17-21.
SPI is the largest business-to-business conference and trade show in North America for the solar energy industry and was recently recognized by Tradeshow Week as one of the Top 50 fastest growing trade shows in the country. The 2009 conference had more than 25,000 attendees.
“We are excited to take Solar Power International 2011 to Dallas,” said Brian Tully, SETS’ executive director. “Texas is the energy hub in this country and an emerging market for solar power. SPI and the Lone Star State are a perfect fit for one another. We look forward to highlighting this important market and building upon SPI’s previous successes in being the premier solar event in the United States.”
SPI has posted record growth for the last 5 years, mirroring the exponential growth of the U.S. solar market. Formed in October 2009, SETS is a collaboration between the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), the national trade groups that have co-hosted this event since 2004.