Video: Final Day at Solar Power International

Day three, the third and final day of the expo portion of Solar Power International continued with much the same enthusiasm as the first two days.’s reporters were on the show floor talking to companies about their latest offerings.

Graham Jesmer looked at inverter providers. He spoke with representatives from Outback, Enphase and SMA America. Xantrex, another inverter provider, introduced its new 500-kW GT500, designed for large-scale applications.

Stephen Lacey talked with Stefan Dietrich from Q-Cells about the company’s thin-film plans and our host Jennifer Runyon met with two other companies that are playing in the web space. CH2M Hill talked about the innovation award it received from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council for its solar mapping system of the city of San Francisco.

Jennifer also met with start-up Wattbot, a company that introduced its new online community for consumers and businesses. Users of its web-based system receive free energy recommendations after answering a number of detailed questions. Product, service and financial providers can then access these residential customer leads. We also took a brief look at Evergreen Solar’s new A-Series solar panels.

Jennifer Runyon ended the day by walking through the empty tradeshow floor with Julia Hamm, chair of Solar Power International to hear her overall reactions to the show and find our what’s in store for next year.

Check out our blog to see all of our coverage from Solar Power International including the conference’s keynotes and interviews done on the floor by’s staff.

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