ALEXANDRIA, VA., October 30, 2014—Solar Power International (SPI) 2014 concluded with strong momentum, becoming North America’s only major solar energy event that’s on a strong growth trajectory.
Indicative of the top solar event on the continent, coupled with an industry on the move, SPI 2014 experienced the only year-over-year growth of any major solar event, with upwards of 15,000 solar energy professionals and advocates converging in Las Vegas to attend top-tier educational programming, network with industry peers, and do business on the expansive, 200,000-plus square-foot exhibition floor. Both statistics—attendees and exhibition square footage—bested last year’s figures.
LAS VEGAS, October 29, 2014—SMASHsolar took top honors as the winner of the Start-Up Alley Challenge, the popular competition that attracted a great deal of attention throughout the week of Solar Power International 2014 (SPI 2014), event organizers announced. Start-Up Alley is a global competition sponsored by the Clean Energy Trust (CET), ModSolar, and the NV Energy Foundation to increase the visibility of early-stage solar companies in the market.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) today announced that U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will keynote the general session at Solar Power International (SPI) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, Oct. 22. In his cabinet role, Dr. Moniz implements critical Department of Energy missions in support of President Obama’s goals of growing the economy, enhancing security and protecting the environment.
Alexandria, VA October 7, 2014 — Solar Power International (SPI has announced the seven finalists competing to be the Start-Up Alley Challenge winner, a global competition sponsored by the Clean Energy Trust (CET), ModSolar, and the NV Energy Foundation to increase the visibility of early-stage solar companies in the market. Launched in January 2013, the competition encourages the development of cutting-edge technologies and innovative business plans through the Start-Up Alley Challenge business plan pitch competition.
Washington, DC, July 10, 2014 – For the second year in a row, Solar Power International (SPI) is partnering with Clean Energy Trust (CET) to invite emerging companies with innovative solar solutions and products to participate in Start-Up Alley. SPI will be held in Las Vegas, October 20-23, 2014, and will house a special spot on the Expo floor for these companies to display their work and explain their business proposals to attendees.
Approximately 13,000 energized solar industry professionals and nearly 600 exhibiting companies packed McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, for Solar Power International 2013 (SPI ‘13) October 21-24. The energy was palpable as the show welcomed significant crowds from the Midwest, the largest first-time attendance in years and record-breaking attendance in conference program sessions.
Midwest Companies, State & Local Policymakers and Nearly 12,000 Solar Professionals to Gather at Solar Power International in Chicago
More than 90 Midwestern businesses to display the latest in solar energy products and solutions
Nearly 100 exhibiting companies from nine Midwest states – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin – will display the latest products, technology and solutions related to solar energy at this month’s Solar Power International 2013 (SPI ‘13) being held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, October 21 – 24. Federal, state, and local policymakers, approximately 600 exhibiting companies and nearly 12,000 solar professionals from around the world are expected to converge at SPI ‘13, North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy.
Panel of industry judges select 10 companies to participate in Start-Up Alley Challenge at SPI ’13
SPI Start-Up Alley’s panel of industry reviewers have narrowed the field of participants to 10 finalists. These impressive start-up companies will compete in the Start-Up Alley Challenge, held on Wednesday, October 23 during SPI ’13 in Chicago.
Future of Distributed Solar, Solar Investment Tax Credit, Net Metering Among Hot Industry Topics at Solar Power International
Solar professionals will gather at largest solar energy show to address issues critical to industry’s continued success and growth trajectory
Arlington, VA – October 8, 2013 – Solar Power International 2013 (SPI ‘13), North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy, will provide a platform for discussion of a wide variety of trends, new product introductions, and critical issues as the industry marks a record breaking quarter. The show takes place in Chicago from October 21 – 24 at McCormick Place and is expected to draw 12,000 of the industry’s most influential professionals, policymakers, and organizations. Event details and attendee registration information is available at solarpowerinternational.com.
SPI Start-Up Alley’s impressive panel of industry reviewers have spoken and selected 19 companies to participate in the inaugural year of the Solar Power International Start-Up Alley Challenge. The Challenge, held on Wednesday, October 23 during SPI ’13 in Chicago, is the culmination of the show’s new Start-Up Alley program.
Solar Power International 2013 (SPI ‘13), North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy, brings new formats and focused sessions to educational programming during the annual show, taking place in Chicago from October 21 – 24 at McCormick Place. With six conference tracks, pre- and post-conference workshops and Solar Idea Swaps, SPI offers solar professionals the opportunity to engage with the future of the industry. Event details and attendee registration information is available at solarpowerinternational.com.
Prestigious group of solar and clean energy leaders and investors to offer invaluable insight and feedback to up-and-coming solar companies.
Solar Power International has announced the first of its panel of judges for the 2013 Start-Up Alley Challenge, which takes place during Solar Power International in Chicago, October 21-24. This prestigious group of solar and clean energy leaders and investors will review the business proposals of the top 12 Start-Up Alley participants, offering invaluable insight and feedback to these up-and-coming companies. Additionally, the deadline for submissions for Start-Up Alley has been extended through Friday, August 30.
Largest Solar Energy Show Comes to Chicago; Adds New Floor Features, Opportunities for Solar Start-Ups
Solar Power International 2013 (SPI ‘13), North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy, adds timely programming and new Expo features to the annual show, taking place in Chicago from October 21 – 24 at McCormick Place. New show programming and events for 2013 include multiple featured areas on the show floor: a dynamic venue to foster industry innovation and promote new business ventures; new vitality in the education program with sessions designed for engagement, idea-sharing and applicable solutions; and more.
Up-and-coming companies can win free booths at the industry’s most innovative event
Start-Up Alley is a new, featured show floor area at Solar Power International that will bring up-and-coming companies to the Expo Hall to showcase what’s on the horizon for the solar industry. Based on other successful programs of this type, Start-Up Alley will further enhance the cutting-edge nature of SPI’s offerings, and offer start-up companies the support, visibility, and access to industry leaders that can lead to a solid footing in the solar energy business.