WHERE:Las Vegas Convention Center – North Hall & Westgate Hotel Las Vegas, NV
WHEN:September 12-15, 2016
About Solar Power International:Solar Power International (SPI) is the largest solar trade show in North America. SPI focuses on creating an environment that fosters the exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise for furthering solar energy development in the United States. SPI is powered by SEPA and SEIA, and 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. Visit solarpowerinternational.com for more information.
2016 Events include:
- Opening session with industry visionary David Crane: The former CEO of NRG and now Senior Operating Executive at Pegasus Capital Advisors, will share his views on the present status and future of the industry in conversation with Steve Malnight, Senior Vice President at Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Also on the agenda, a second conversation with Nat Kreamer, President and CEO of Spruce, and Jeffrey Ball, scholar-in-residence at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.
- Net metering in Nevada and across the nation: Two back-to-back workshops at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sept. 13 will explore the net metering debates in Nevada and New York, and how they fit into larger discussions of rate reform and the role of utilities in a smart, distributed grid.
- Solar plus storage and beyond: More than 600 companies and other exhibitors will be on the tradeshow floor this year, including two storage pavilions, a smart home pavilion — featuring a net-zero Arc House — and a working microgrid that will power SPI’s outdoor demonstration area.
- The state of the U.S. solar industry: A press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 14, led by SEIA, will provide journalists with an update on the state of the American solar industry including brand new deployment numbers, state rankings and policy updates. Meanwhile, SEPA’s Solar Power Player Awards, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, will put the spotlight on some of the most innovative projects and programs utilities and their tech partners have developed to get ever more solar on the grid.
- The international solar market: SPI has become part of the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Buyers Program, signifying the importance of the solar industry for international trade. About 500 delegates representing more than 25 countries — from the Bahamas and Bangladesh to Uzbekistan and Zambia — will be at the event, looking for new technologies, project partners and investment opportunities.