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North America smart energy week: fusing solar energy and technology for the future

Solar Power International, a massive three-day annual event, which is once again being held in Anaheim from September 24th to 27th. PES brings you a full preview. It’s exciting, it’s awesome, it’s the best yet and still not too late to get your ticket if you haven’t already done so. We look forward to meeting up with you.

North America Smart Energy Week, powered by the leading solar organizations the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), is the largest gathering of solar, smart energy, energy storage, and hydrogen fuel cells professionals in North America looking to grow their renewable portfolio for businesses and communities. Anchored by the flagship event, Solar Power International (SPI), North America Smart Energy Week brings together an extensive alliance of renewable energy leaders for four days of networking, accredited educational events, and innovation that moves the industry forward.

The industry’s success can be seen by the numbers – more than 10 GW of solar were installed in 2017, adding to a total of 56 GW across the country and powering 10.7 million homes. In the past five years, prices for installed solar have dropped by over half. Community solar is also booming, with capacity more than doubling last year from 347 MW at the end of 2016 to 734 MW at the end of 2017, according to the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) research. There are now more than 1.7 million solar installations in the U.S. and 2 million should be hit in late 2018 and 4 million by 2023, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) research. It’s no surprise to see the success of North America’s largest solar & energy storage trade show, Solar Power International (SPI) and Energy Storage International (ESI), which returns to Anaheim, CA this September 24-27.

Smart, storage, hydrogen and more: what to expect at SPI and ESI

Over 20,000 energy professionals and 750 exhibitors from more than 120 countries will make Anaheim their home for three days to experience the largest and fastest growing solar trade show in North America. SPI is the only solar trade show that was honored as a Gold 100 show, an award that recognizes the top-100 largest trade shows and an honor SPI has received for the past eight years. As one of the fastest 50 growing trade shows, SPI has ventured into new markets that help connect all things solar – from storage, IoT, hydrogen, distributed wind, microgrids, and beyond.

SPI and ESI are powered by leading industry groups, SEIA and SEPA. All proceeds from SPI go right back to the non-profits in order to help strengthen and grow the United States solar economy.

The future of the solar industry depends on its ability to integrate with new technologies to complement its strengths. With over 750 exhibiting companies expected, you’ll be surrounded by new technologies and ideas, including smart renewable energy and energy storage that drive your business forward. SPI is co-locating with two events, along with an expanded Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace.

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