SPI Today - Tuesday, September 25, 2018

1 North America Smart EnergyWeekToday A maturing Solar Power International (SPI) features a gathering of energy pro- fessionals looking to grow their renewable portfolio for businesses and communi- ties. More than 20,000 energy professionals from around the world are in Anaheim this week for Solar Power International 2018. From smart energy products to energy storage or fuel cells, the gathering features a variety of networking events and educational programs designed to promote and improve the industry. Ten years ago, Solar Power International was touted as the largest solar power conference in North America. The conference was previously called Solar Power Conference and Expo and was created in 2004 when the Solar Electric Power Association (now the Smart Electric Power Alliance, SEPA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) joined together to organize an annual event to bring together companies and professionals from all parts of the solar industry. As in the past, this year’s conference features an exhibition hall where companies promote their products and services and conference sessions where panels of energy experts share ideas and success stories. Under the umbrella of North America Smart Energy Week, SPI’s scope has expanded to reflect the growth of energy innovation through the addition of Energy Storage International (ESI), Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMER- ICA, and the Smart Energy Microgrid Market- place. A wide range of topics are planned for our popular General Sessions, including today’s “Turning Positive Solar Attitudes to Positive Results,” which carries forward discussions from last year about helping the industry com- municate its message to the public. After all, everyone likes solar—that’s not in dispute—but at today’s session we’ll hear from industry pro- North America Smart EnergyWeek Today is published three days annually by Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC, 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 680 | Alexandria, VA 22314 | (703) 738-9460 | Fax (202) 403-3212 © 2018 Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC. All rights reserved for all articles contained herein except where otherwise noted. Printed in the USA. Anaheim, California September 25, 2018 TUESDAY Continued on page 6 ® POWERED BY Today Solar Industry Celebrates North America Smart EnergyWeek New Technologies and Energy Professionals From Around the World Meet in Anaheim as Solar Power International Continues to Grow Visit us at booth 1112 for news about our new inverter SPI Ad.indd 1 9/10/2018 4:24:46 PM NORTH AMERICA SMART ENERGY WEEK