Energy leaders to convene in San Juan for Solar Power Puerto Rico this April
Solar Power Events, the team behind North America’s largest solar and energy storage events, Solar Power International and Energy Storage International, announced a partnership with Solar and Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR) to launch Solar Power Puerto Rico.
The two-day event will bring together industry professionals for industry-leading education and exhibitions to the Intercontinental San Juan from April 30 to May 1, 2019.
“Solar Power Puerto Rico is shaping up to be the biggest, most impactful energy conference,” said PJ Wilson, Founder and President, SESA-PR. “Top leaders from the solar and storage industry, policymakers, and key influencers are coming together to tackle the challenges necessary to transform Puerto Rico into a model of swift transition to a 100% clean energy paradigm.”
Rooftop solar systems have nearly doubled since Hurricane Maria in 2017 and today Puerto Rico is home to 278 megawatts (MW) of operating or soon-to-be operating solar capacity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Solar Power Puerto Rico is slated to take a deeper dive into this growing market facing a demand of solar-storage systems. Energy leaders will also share their insights on the island’s new energy legislation targeted for 100% renewables by 2050, PREPA, and grid integration and modernization.
“Since the 2017 devastation, the response by our industry to support Puerto Rico’s disrupted energy system has been tremendous and key in developing a solution for the island’s vulnerable structure,” said Stephen Miner, President & CEO, Solar Energy Trade Shows. “By providing a platform for experts to convene and share the necessary training and education to build a thriving workforce that can build an improved infrastructure and influence public policy, we can help promote the lively growth of Puerto Rico.”
Alongside an agenda rich in top-notch education, Solar Power Puerto Rico will also offer attendees ample networking opportunities, much like the other regional shows in the Solar Power Events portfolio.
Registration is scheduled to open in February. For more details, visit www.events.solar/puertorico.
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Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 260,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member-companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. For more information, visit www.seia.org.
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with electric power stakeholders through the most pressing issues affecting the growth and utilization of smart energy. We are a trusted platform for education, research, standards, and collaboration to help utilities, customers, and other players deploy and integrate solar, storage, demand response and other distributed energy resources. Through educational activities, working groups, peer-to-peer opportunities and advisory services, SEPA engages interested parties in facilitating necessary information exchange and knowledge transfer to offer the highest amount of value for our membership and partner organizations. For more information, visit www.sepapower.org.
The Solar & Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico’s mission is to represent companies dedicated to the transformation of Puerto Rico’s power grid into a consumer-focused, solar and storage-based network. Current board of directors includes local solar installation companies New Energy, Maximo Solar, Pura Energia and Windmar Home, battery manufacturers Tabuchi and Sonnen, and residential financing companies Sunnova and Sunrun. For more information, visit www.sesapr.org.