September 24-27, 2018

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, CA


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!

Interested in speaking at SPI or ESI? The presentation deadline has passed, however, join our speaker inquiry list for a chance to be selected as a replacement speaker at this year's event.

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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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The Technical Symposium 

A unique opportunity for professionals from the academic, R&D, technical and scientific disciplines in photovoltaics, energy storage and ‘smart’ energy the opportunity to submit abstracts for peer review, presentation and discussion, and publication at the largest solar and storage community in North America.

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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.
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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.
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Expo Floor Education

Industry Trends

Listen to current events, trends, innovations, research, and analysis from industry leaders SEPA and SEIA.

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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. 

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Innovation Theater

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

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Storage Central

Sessions at Storage Central will focus on customer demands and new products manufacturing companies are making available to combat installation challenges. 

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Installer Training

Receive quality, comprehensive technical training and NABCEP credit from certified instructors. Previously PV Technical Training. 

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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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