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September 24-27, 2018

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, CA

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Energy Storage International (ESI), co-located Solar Power International and in collaboration with the Energy Storage Association, paves the way for synergy between energy storage and solar markets. As energy storage increases the power of solar by storing and releasing energy on-demand where it is needed on the grid, both utilities and others can take advantage of increased revenue and customer satisfaction.

Registration to SPI gives you access to ESI exhibitors and expo education.

In 2016, SPI expanded its footprint to include the entire smart building and microgrid ecosystem in the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace. The pavilion featured a fully-functioning microgrid, energy management systems, automation products, electric vehicle charging stations, energy storage providers, and solar panel manufacturers—ultimately making the connection between solar power and smart products. This year's pavilion will be right in the middle of the action on the show floor.

Registration to SPI gives you access to the Smart Energy Migrogrid Marketplace exhibitors and expo education.

The organizers of the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries at HANNOVERMESSE announce their expansion to North America. After 23 years of experience with Europe’s largest trade fair for hydrogen, fuel cells and batteries, it is now the time to move to the USA.

The Solar Power International 2017 is the perfect platform for the first Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA. Hydrogen + Fuel Cell exhibitors profit from several synergy effects between the solar industry and more than 115 exhibitors at Energy Storage International.

Registration to SPI gives you access to Hydrogen + Fuel Cells exhibitors and expo education.

Attendees should come in business/business casual attire.

No infants or children under the age of 18 are allowed on the exhibit floor or in education sessions.

A professional photographer will be on site to document Solar Power International and event activities. Photographs and video footage are the sole property of Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC. By registering for and/or attending this event, you consent to being recorded or photographed for press or promotional purposes without limitation or compensation. All images submitted through any show management tool or device will be considered the property of Solar Energy Trade Shows, LCC upon submission and can be used for press and/or promotional purposes without limitation or compensation. All submitted pictures will be reviewed by show management for approval before use.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. In the event that we update or modify this Privacy Policy, we will strive to post such updates or modifications on this Website for a period of thirty days following any such modifications, and the last date this Privacy Policy was updated will be indicated as the latest Effective Date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Therefore, you are advised to review this Privacy Policy occasionally, or at least every thirty days. Your continued use of this Website shall constitute your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy.

I acknowledge that I participate in SETS events and activities at my own risk, and I agree to hold harmless, release, and discharge SETS, Solar Energy Industry Association, Solar Energy Power Alliance, and any sponsors or providers to any of them, from any and all claims, actions, damages, losses, costs, expenses and liability of any kind, including but not limited to any personal injury or property damage claims, liquor or dram shop claims, intellectual property infringement claims, privacy or security claims, and/or contract claims, that may arise out of my attendance at or participation in a SETS event or activity.

SPI restricts exhibitors from hosting or participating in competing or conflicting events or activities that occur during official SPI show hours. Exhibitors violating this policy will be subject to cancellation of their booth without refund and may not be invited to participate in future SPI exhibitions. Booth Personnel are not permitted to promote the exhibiting company outside the contracted exhibit space. All marketing must remain within the contracted exhibit space. Marketing materials may not be placed on conference tables or other areas that are not within the boundaries of the booth, both inside and outside of the exhibit hall. Show management reserves the right to remove individuals or discard display materials that do not comply with these guidelines. SPI has a zero-tolerance policy regarding suitcasing. Please note that while all meeting attendees are invited to the exhibit floor, any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or in another company's booth, will be asked to leave immediately.

What is suitcasing? Suitcasing is a business practice in which unethical companies will gain access to an event by obtaining some type of event credential (attendee badge, expo-only badge, etc.) and then solicit business in the aisles or other public spaces used for the conference. This practice skirts the support of the organizer and the industry.

What can you do? Please report any violations you observe to the exhibits manager, other SPI staff, or conference security. The exhibits manager will investigate all complaints of suitcasing. SPI recognizes that suitcasing may also take the form of commercial activity conducted from a hotel guest room or hospitality suite, a restaurant, or any other public place in proximity to our event. For the purposes of this policy, suitcasing violations may occur at venues other than the exhibition floor and at other events. It is for this reason SPI must be informed of any hospitality suites, and expressed consent must be given prior to the event.

Registration costs vary. Please review the registration webpage for member/non-member costs, and what's included in each registration type.

To get the discounted member rate, you must be a member of either SEPA or national SEIA when you register. New membership takes up to 72 hours to process. You must be a member of SEIA and/or SEPA in good standing to receive the member rate for SPI.
Join SEIA via email: membership@seia.org or by phone: 202-682-0556.
Join SEPA
via the online form: Membership Form or by phone: 202-857-0898.

Yes, we do offer a special student rate, but please note that we do not have any student scholarships available.

Before an invitation letter can be provided, you must register for the conference and payment must be received via credit card, check (in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank) or wire transfer. At that point, an invitation letter will be provided through the online registration system or the Registration Resource Center. Once an invitation letter has been provided, the remaining requirements of VISA application, necessary documentation, embassy or consulate interviews, etc... are the sole responsibility of the attendee. Should the VISA application be denied or not approved in time to attend the event, SETS will refund the full registration fee back to the original credit card or by check if the original payment was provided by check or wire transfer. Simply email customerservice@sets.solar should you not be able to attend the event due to VISA application related issues.

Government Elected Officials interested in attending Solar Power International are eligible to register at no cost. This complimentary pass includes everything that is included in full Conference Registration. Please note that to qualify as a Government Elected Official you must be an Elected Official in government, through election. Employees working in the office of an elected official do not qualify. Please email customerservice@sets.solar in order to obtain the promotional code.

Solar Power International has negotiated discounted hotel rates to help you save money while you are in Las Vegas for the event. The official housing vendor is Orchid. Please refer to our housing page to see rates and secure a reservation.

The mobile app will be live one week before SPI. All attendees will receive an email with information about downloading the app.

Only Full Conference attendees will be able to receive the education slides. In order to gain access to the education slides, you need to download the mobile app. Full Conference attendees will receive special access to download the slides in the app, and can opt to have the presentation slides emailed as well.

Solar Power International no longer offers bulk badge pickup, in order to pick up any badge onsite you will need to have a copy of the confirmation email for that specific registration. Please keep in mind there is a $50 reprint fee for each badge if lost, and networking event tickets (such as for the Block Party or Opening Reception) will not be reprinted for any reason. If you pick up a badge for another member of your company, it will be your sole responsibility to get the badge to that individual, Solar Energy Trade Shows is not liable for any badges or tickets after they have been printed.

Information regarding booth availability, costs, expo hall hours, and more can be found on the exhibit page.

More than 700 exhibiting companies. View exhibiting companies.

No, but you can contact Wes Sutler to schedule a visit to the show floor.

The Exhibitor Service Kit consolidates all of the logistical information you need into one website. This information falls into three categories:
Show Management: The service kit includes important show management information such as the Exhibitor Rules and Regulations, Important Dates and Deadlines, and Exhibitor Liability Insurance Requirements. It also includes required show management forms such as the Booth Diagram Approval Form, Hanging Sign Approval Form, and Certificate of Insurance Form.
General Service Contractor (currently GES): The service kit includes information and order forms for the services provided by the show’s general service contractor, such as shipping, material handling, labor and equipment, and booth furnishings. It also includes required general service contractor forms such as the Notice of Intent to Hire an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) and the Freight Questionnaire.
Vendors: The service kit includes the ordering forms for our vendors such as catering, floral, telecommunications, and lead retrieval.
Solar Power International is a targeted show. For more information about what that means, please read the shipping 101 document. For our move-in date and time, please refer to the Target Move-in Map, which can be found in the service kit.

All move-in change requests must be submitted to the general service contractor, GES, via the Target Variance Request form in the service kit. Submission does not guarantee a target move-in change, as there are many considerations, such as proximity to freight doors, size of booth, and location in the exhibit hall. This is an application, and it must be approved by GES. You must receive formal approval from GES via the Target Variance Request form and be able to provide a copy of your approval onsite if asked. Permission granted by a GES Customer Service representative will not be accepted, as all requests must go through the Target Variance Request form. The form must be submitted by the deadline indicated in the service kit in order to be considered.

If you have used GES Espresso before, even for an event that is produced by someone other than Solar Energy Trade Shows, your username and password will remain the same. If you have forgotten your password, you can click “forgot my password” in the login portal. If you have forgotten your username, you need to contact GES Customer Service.

To change your booth contact’s information, please contact show management by emailing exhibitorservices@sets.solar or by telephone: 703-738-9473 and our Exhibitor Services Associate will be able to make the requested changes.

Log into the Exhibitor Registration Portal to allocate your complimentary booth personnel passes, customer invitations, and exhibitor full conference passes and to purchase additional passes. To find out what each pass type includes, please visit our registration webpage.

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