Solar Power International (SPI), previously called Solar Power
Conference and Expo, was created in 2004 when the Solar Electric Power
Association (SEPA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
joined together in partnership to fill an obvious void: North America
was missing a business-to-business solar conference and expo. With an
industry growth rate of more than 40% per year, there was a need for a
single event where industry could come together with potential
customers, policymakers, investors, and other parties necessary for
continued rapid growth. It didn`t take long for the event to establish
itself as the premiere solar event in the US, growing from 1,100
attendees to over 24,000 in just six years!
Solar Power International has been established as the only
"must attend" solar event in the US. It is the largest solar conference
and expo in North America, currently by a factor of more than 5, and
attracts the widest range of professional attendees. The event also
educates consumers through a one-night public opening of the expo hall.
the money you spend to attend Solar Power International is
used to support the industry and grow US solar markets. Proceeds from
the event go to SEPA and SEIA, the 2 non-profit presenters, and are used
to support the organizations` year-round activities. Many other solar
events in the US are put on by for-profit groups.
41% of registered attendees hold CEO, president or other executive management positions.
67% of registered attendees recommend or make final decisions about their company`s purchase of products.