SPI Slideshow Day Two: People, Projects and Policy

The industry is abuzz at Solar Power International 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Renewable Energy World is here to give you inside updates from day two on the show floor.

Check out yesterday’s day one slideshow here and find out what you may have missed. 

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U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz gave the keynote speech Wednesday morning, and then toured the 6.4-MW rooftop solar array at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Read more about the tour and installation here.

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The show floor opened with an energy storage panel at Solar Central with (from left to right) Paul Bundschuh of Ideal Power, Tim Keating of the Sunspec Alliance and Kirk Stokes of Sharp’s Energy Systems and Services Group.

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The Women in Solar reception was bustling at the Paris hotel on Tuesday night.

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Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) President Julia Hamm discusses SEPA’s new 51st State Initiative, which calls for the public to create their own utopian energy market. Read more about the 51st State Initiative here.

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There are several electric cars on display throughout the show floor, including this Cadillac. 

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A crowd gathered at Solar Central to learn more about the residential solar market from SolarCity’s Jonathan Bass.

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SEIA’s John Smirnow gives an update on the solar trade case. Stay tuned for our coverage on this topic.

Check out the slideshow for Day Three here.

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Jennifer Runyon has been studying and reporting about the world's transition to clean energy since 2007. As editor of the world's largest renewable energy publication, Renewable Energy World, she observed, interviewed experts about, and reported on major clean energy milestones including Germany's explosive growth of solar PV, the formation and development of the U.S. onshore wind industry, the U.K. offshore wind boom, China's solar manufacturing dominance, the rise of energy storage, the changing landscape for utilities and grid operators and much, much, more. Today, in addition to managing content on POWERGRID International, she also serves as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH, a globally recognized conference for the transmission and distribution industry. You can reach her at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com

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