Solar Power International to Kick Off Monday

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Solar Power International (SPI), the solar industry’s most respected, comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition, will kick off Monday evening at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and run through Thursday, said the Solar Energy Industries Association, which co-produces the event.

Solar Power International (SPI), the solar industry’s most respected, comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition, will kick off Monday evening at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and run through Thursday.

The conference includes four days of educational sessions, workshops, general sessions and special events, as well as hundreds of exhibits from throughout the solar value chain.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will keynote the general session on Wednesday.

In addition, SPI will also offer its first dedicated symposium on the solar heating and cooling (SHC) sector, and for the second year in a row, SPI is partnering with Clean Energy Trust (CET) to present the tremendously success Start Up Alley, showcasing the best and the brightest in new solar companies.

More than 15,000 solar professionals are expected to attend SPI 2014.

“SPI is absolutely the best opportunity of the year to connect with your colleagues and industry leaders – to find out what’s going on in solar and to get your company in front of potential clients and customers,” said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), which presents SPI in conjunction with the Solar Electricity Power Association (SEPA).

Today, the U.S. solar energy industry pumps more than $15 billion a year into the economy, while employing 143,000 Americans nationwide and helping to fight pollution.

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About Solar Power International:
Solar Power International is presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)® and Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)®, whose combined efforts have created world-class events. This event 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 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.

About SEIA:

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at http://www.seia.org.
Media Contacts:

Ken Johnson, SEIA Vice President of Communications, kjohnson(at)seia(dot)org (202) 556-2885
Samantha Page, SEIA Press Officer and Communications Manager, spage(at)seia(dot)org (202) 556-2886

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