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SPI: Innovation and collaboration at its core.
Join the largest gathering of solar installers, manufacturers, and energy storage professionals for four days of networking and thought leadership.
Solar Power International is powered by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). SPI held its inaugural show in 2003 and was designed to serve and advance the solar energy industry by bringing together the people, products, and professional development opportunities that drive the solar industry and are forging its bright future.
SPI 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 conferences, all proceeds from SPI support the expansion of the solar energy industry through SEIA and SEPA’s year-round research and education activities, and SEIA’s extensive advocacy efforts. SPI’s primary mission is to deliver on the missions of both SEIA and SEPA in a way that strengthens the solar energy industry domestically and globally, through networking and education, and by creating an energetic and engaging marketplace to connect buyers and suppliers.
Solar Power International is the largest solar trade show in North America. Numerous highly prominent companies and individuals in public-facing roles that attend the event. The 2015 event featured Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, as the keynote speaker.
Trade Show Executive recently awarded Solar Power International as one of the Fastest 50 growing trade shows for the second year in a row. Solar Power International’s growth helped move their ranking up as the 101st largest US trade show by square foot in 2015, a list released by Trade Show News Network. The event has been a “Gold 100” trade show for being recognized as one of the largest 100 trade shows in the nation that set the gold standard for the industry by Trade Show Executive six years in a row. Solar Power International is the only solar show to make all three lists.
Solar Power International attracts over 15,000 attendees from more than 75 countries, and continues to grow each year. Attendance for both exhibitors and attendees is expected to increase once again in 2016 in part due to the boom in business that the solar industry is experiencing.
Solar Power International provides an exhibit floor featuring the latest product offerings, multiple networking opportunities, and an education program that highlights the latest in the solar industry and best practices. The event is produced by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). All proceeds from the event go right back into the solar industry.