Two-Day Event Promotes Networking and Education on Solar Issues
Washington D.C., August 11, 2014 – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) announced today the launch of Solar Power Mid-Atlantic, a multifaceted conference focused on critical policy, regulatory and technical topics facing the solar industry in the region. The new event, set for Sept. 9-10 in Atlantic City, will offer a full schedule of education sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities aimed at all stakeholders in the area's growing solar market.
Solar Power Mid-Atlantic is a part of an initiative led by SEIA and SEPA – already cosponsors of Solar Power International and PV America -- to create smaller, more tightly focused events to foster in-depth discussions on emerging challenges and opportunities for the solar industry in key regions. With more than 1.5 gigawatts already online, the Mid-Atlantic is receiving national attention as a thriving leader in the US solar market, with current capacity expected to double in the next two to three years.
The two-day conference will feature more than seven hours of educational programs, covering a broad range of topics, from the solar policy landscape to innovative program and business models and the latest technology for integrating solar power onto the grid. Additionally, more than 25 exhibitors will showcase their products and services.
"We are thrilled to support conversations about solar power adoption on a regional level. In fact, our utility and solar industry members are very engaged in collaborating on the implementation of solar programs in communities across the country and are interested in building a dialogue that clears the path for renewables," said Julia Hamm, president and CEO of SEPA. "The Mid-Atlantic region excels on a national level in terms of solar, and we hope to help shape its future through this conference."
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 www.seia.org, on Twitter @SEIA and on Facebook.
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to helping utilities integrate solar power into their energy portfolios. With more than 1,000 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 one-on-one counseling, SEPA helps utilities make smart solar decisions. For more information, visit www.solarelectricpower.org, on Twitter @utilitysolar and on Facebook.