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Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at North America’s Largest Solar Power Trade Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 11, 2015

CONTACT: Kristofer Eisenla, LUNA+EISENLA media

kristofer@lunaeisenlamedia.com | 202-670-5745 mobile

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at North America’s Largest Solar Power Trade Show

Trade Show Begins Monday, September 14 in Anaheim

Vice President to Deliver Remarks on Wednesday, September 16

 

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks at Solar Power International (SPI), Sept. 14-17, 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.  Confirmed yesterday by the Office of the Vice President, Biden’s remarks will be part of the Wednesday, Sept. 16 General Session.

SPI is the largest solar power trade show in North America, with over 600 exhibitors and 15,000 attendees. This year’s event includes more than 100 educational sessions and an Expo Hall with hundreds of exhibitors.

Continuing on its record-breaking trajectory, the United States solar industry surpassed 20 gigawatts (GW) of total operational solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity during the second quarter of this year. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q2 2015 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 1,393 megawatts of PV last quarter, showcasing both annual and quarterly growth.

Against this backdrop of dramatic growth, the Vice President will deliver remarks at SPI, becoming the first sitting Vice President to address any solar conference in North America.

WHAT: Vice President Joe Biden

WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center

                    800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

WHEN: SPI begins Monday, September 14 and runs through

                    Thursday, September 17. 

                     Vice President Biden will Deliver Remarks at

                     11:00am on Wednesday, September 16 in the 3rd Floor

                     Ballroom of the Convention Center.

HOW: Media interested in covering the Vice President’s

                   remarks must register no later than 6:00pm, Tuesday, 

                    September 15 by emailing Kristofer Eisenla at

                    kristofer@lunaeisenlamedia.com.

To attend other general sessions of the conference, media can register by emailing Kristofer and/or connecting with him at the media check-in area on-site. Again, all media interested in covering the Vice President must be pre-registered by emailing kristofer@lunaeisenlamedia.com before 6:00PM Tuesday.

Note: The Vice President’s speech is coverage only and there will be no separate interviews or availabilities although SEIA CEO Rhone Resch will conduct a media availability immediately after the Vice President’s speech. All registered media covering the Vice President’s speech must first check-in at SPI Registration on the first floor of the Anaheim Convention Center, and be set in Main Hall of the Convention Center by 10:00AM Wednesday, September 16th.  No media will be allowed in after that time.

Contact Kristofer Eisenla at kristofer@lunaeisenlamedia.com for requests to interview SPI spokespersons including SEIA President & CEO Rhone Resch and SEPA President & CEO Julia Hamm.

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Solar Power International is presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)® and Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)®, whose combined efforts have created world-class events. This event focuses solely on creating an environment that fosters the exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise for furthering solar energy development in the United States. Unlike other solar industry events, all proceeds support the expansion of the U.S. solar energy market through SEIA’s and SEPA’s year-round research and education activities, as well as SEIA’s® advocacy efforts.

 

About SEIA

Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association for the solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA and its 1,100 member companies are building a strong solar industry. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream, viable, and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.www.seia.org.

 

About SEPA

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to helping utilities deploy and integrate solar, distributed energy resources (DER), and related technologies. With 1,000 utility and industry members, SEPA provides unbiased market intelligence, up-to-date information about technologies and business models, and peer-to-peer interaction. From hosting national events to advancing new business strategies, SEPA helps utilities make smart solar and DER decisions. For more information, visit www.solarelectricpower.org.

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