-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Solar Power International:
Solar Power International 2013 (SPI ‘13) is pleased to announce that Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, will address attendees during Monday’s General Session being held from 5:00 – 6:30pm. SPI ‘13 is the premier solar energy event in North America, bringing more than 12,000 professionals and 560+ exhibitors together. Some of the hot topics that will be discussed include: the State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and managing solar on the distribution grid.
|This year’s show has a strong local presence with more than 90 exhibiting companies from the Midwest and 18 exhibiting companies from Illinois. Mayor Emanuel joins the Honorable Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois along with several industry leaders addressing the attendees during Monday’s General Session.|
|SPI brings the full range of industry ideas, experts, professionals, and information together in one comprehensive event featuring keynote addresses, sessions and conference events. Through peer-led educational programming designed to exchange ideas and share lessons learned, SPI provides attendees best practices to expand and help grow their business. Throughout the week, SPI offers unique networking opportunities for attendees to connect with industry vendors and professionals from the U.S. and around the world.|
|Chicago’s McCormick Place|
|2301 S Lake Shore Dr.|
|Chicago, IL 60616|
|October 21, 2013; 5:00pm – 6:30pm|
About Solar Power International 2013 (SPI):
Presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), SPI ‘13 is designed to serve and advance the solar power industry and draws industry professionals representing more than 100 countries. SPI ‘13 takes place October 21 - 24 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Registration, sponsorship, exhibitor and program information can be found at: www.solarpowerinternational.com.
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA and its 1,000 member companies are building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. www.seia.org
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to helping utilities integrate solar power into their energy portfolios for the benefit of the utility, its customers and the public good. With more than 900 utility and solar industry members, SEPA provides unbiased utility solar market intelligence, up-to-date information about technologies and business models, and peer-to-peer interaction. From hosting national events to utility strategies, SEPA helps utilities make smart solar decisions. For more information, visit www.solarelectricpower.org.