September 10-13, 2017

Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Las Vegas, NV


Experience the most cutting-edge content in more ways than one

Solar Power International offers a robust educational program including innovative sessions, in-depth workshops, sponsored trainings, and education in the exhibit hall. Whether you’re a full conference attendee or an exhibitor, an installer or manufacturer, looking for NABCEP credit or the latest trend, our education and professional development program offers something for you!

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Speaker invites will be sent in April, 2017

*** The deadline for speaker abstracts was in November, 2016. Those that submitted abstracts will be notified in April, 2017 if they have been accepted to speak at SPI 2017. 

Complete the speaker inquiry form to be considered for any future Solar Power Events.

Conference Education

Concurrent Sessions

Delve into issues you face in your daily operations and discover best practices you can implement when you return to work.

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Stop in for a quick 25-minute session that packs a powerful punch with content on timely topics from recognized industry experts.

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Walking Sessions

Take the classroom to the expo floor and see live demonstrations from companies who are leading the charge in innovation.

General Sessions

Explore the big picture and access big ideas from respected CEOs, industry visionaries, financial experts, and policy analysts. Open to all attendees.

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Educational Posters

Posters provide a unique look at industry research, innovations, analyses of practical problem-solving efforts, and recommended best practices. Open to all attendees.

Expo Floor Education

PV Technical Training

Receive quality, comprehensive technical training and NABCEP credit from certified instructors.

Industry Trends

Listen to current events, trends, innovations, research, and analyses from industry leaders SEPA, SEIA, Greentech Media, and IREC.

Innovation Theater

This new stage will have education that focuses on innovation in business, international markets, and technology.

Smart Energy Stage

A place for installers to make SMART connections! Sessions will focus on innovative solar plus technologies, such as smart home/buildings, storage, and electric vehicles.

Pre- and Post-Conference Education


Access in-depth, targeted training to build your skills and knowledge base. Most workshops also offer NABCEP credits.

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Sponsored Learning Labs

Hear from leading solar providers about specific solutions and ideas that can help you and your business succeed.