Solar energy use has experienced significant growth throughout the country in the past decade. One could confidently say the industry is currently booming due to various initiatives and incentives that encourage consumers to invest in this type of energy for their homes and businesses. Solar installation companies benefit tremendously from attending industry-wide conferences and trade shows to learn about new trends and innovations, network with other industry professionals, acquire potential new clients, and participate in a variety of educational programs.
Below is a list of some of the events you may want to consider attending as a solar industry professional during this current calendar year:
Large Scale Solar USA
This 2nd annual summit will take place at the Austin Marriott South from May 3-4 in Austin, TX.
The agenda for this event will include, among other things, financing future solar projects, how the Inflation Reduction Act will affect businesses, extreme weather risk and assessment, preparing for the US political environment of 2024 and beyond, and the future of solar energy development.
Early bird standard ticket price to attend is $1,299 and includes two full days of presentations and panel discussions, downloadable material, exclusive event app that enables attendees to contact others and book meetings ahead of time, reception, refreshments, lunch and snacks.
CLEANPOWER will be offering their annual conference and exhibition from May 22-25 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
The conference is attended each year by key decision makers in all facets of the clean energy industry, including wind, solar, storage, hydrogen, and transmission, as well as representatives from manufacturing, construction, utility, and financial companies.
Registration is currently open online with a variety of fee structures.
Featured speakers from their 2022 conference included Jennifer Granholm, Secretary, US Department of Energy; Tommy Beaudreau, Deputy Secretary, US Department of the Interior; and Richard Glick, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Highlights From Past CLEANPOWER Conferences
Solar Business Expo
This is a B2B exhibition that will take place in San Diego, CA on May 29th at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
The goal of this year’s Expo is to gather industry professionals together in one place for educational presentations, workshops, and round table discussions to further enhance, promote and market solar products and investment opportunities.
Delegate passes cost $295 and include access to all conferences, exhibition halls, and all online information and documentation. VIP Delegate passes cost $495 and includes the same access as the Delegate pass, as well as a VIP name tag and reserved front row seating.
Global Energy Show 2023
Taking place this year in Alberta, Canada from June 12-14, the Global Energy Show is North America’s premier business to business energy
conference and exhibition.
Representatives from all energy systems will be featured at this year’s location at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary, including wind, solar, hydrogen, petrochemicals, gas and LNG, electrification, and nuclear. Industry professionals will gather here to discuss potential solutions to the challenges facing the world today related to energy consumption.
The show will be spread among five exhibition halls, plus an outdoor area, and more than 50,000 visitors are expected to attend, along with 600+ exhibitors.
Registration information can be found on their website.
Global Energy Show 2023 Promotional Video
The Energy Expo
The 5th edition of the Energy Expo will take place in Miami, FL from August 21-23 at the Miami Airport Convention Center.
This is the only trade show in the western hemisphere that serves the United States, as well as the Caribbean, and Latin America. Attendees will have access to educational opportunities as it relates to equipment, technology, and products for the renewable energy industry.
Registration fee for attendees starts at $70 with one-day, two-day and three-day packages.
RE+ (formerly Solar Power International, Energy Storage International, and Smart Energy Week)
Produced by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), this year’s location for the RE+ annual conference will be at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from September 11-14. RE+ also holds regional conferences throughout the year at various locations around the country.
Considered to be one of the renewable energy industry’s most comprehensive events, attendees can expect to gain access to over 25,000 professionals within the industry, including distributors, installers, manufacturers, and financial gurus. There will also be hundreds of educational seminars, hands-on training, and pre and post conference workshops.
RE+ Overview Video