Solar Power Conference and Expo Becomes Solar Power International

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the two non-profits that have presented the Solar Power Conference and Expo since 2004, have announced that effective immediately, the event will be renamed Solar Power International.

“Over the past five years we have continually reshaped our event to address the evolving needs of the industry and offer an indispensable link for solar professionals traversing the globe,” said Julia Hamm, executive director of SEPA and chair of Solar Power International. “This year we will welcome more international visitors than our event’s total attendance in 2004.”

According to SEIA and SEPA the new name and logo reflect soaring international participation and underscore the global scope of both the conference agenda and the expo floor. Solar Power International, taking place October 13-16, 2008, at the San Diego Convention Center, is one of the largest solar event in the Americas and is an important destination for global solar companies conducting business in the United States.

“As the U.S. solar energy industry has grown, this conference has become an essential event for global solar energy companies that want to do business in the thriving U.S. market,” said Rhone Resch, president of SEIA. “The strong influx of international attendees is an indication of America’s potential to attract investment, create more green-collar jobs and regain our leadership position.”

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