Announcing North America’s Largest Energy Storage Event!

The largest gathering of storage companies in North America is set to take place at Energy Storage International (ESI) Conference and Exhibition co-located in 2017 with Solar Power International (SPI).

ALEXANDRIA, VA., October 5, 2016—The largest gathering of storage companies in North America is set to take place at Energy Storage International (ESI) Conference and Exhibition co-located in 2017 with Solar Power International (SPI), SPI, which is North America's largest solar trade show. SPI, and its partners - the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) - are launching ESI as a co-located conference and exhibition of SPI. The move allows for more robust and cutting-edge educational content, more exhibitors representing the storage industry, and increased networking in 2017 and beyond. In 2016 there were 115 storage exhibitors at SPI, and a majority of the attendees were interested in learning more about the market.


ESI, in conjunction with the expanded emphasis on smart energy via the live smart energy microgrid pavilion, are focus areas that paint the full picture of the energy ecosystem. Adding ESI as a co-located event adds an image of more synergy between energy storage, smart energy, and solar markets. With the addition of ESI, SPI will continue to be the most comprehensive and cost-effective conference and exhibition in North America.

Solar Power International has been recognized as one of the fastest growing conferences in North America for three years running. With the number of exhibitors and attendees climbing every year, Solar Power International has been included as one of only two energy conferences, and the only renewable event, awarded the Top 100 conference and exhibition award by leading trade show magazines for the past seven years. With attendance of over 18,000 this year, three years of a sold-out exhibition space and over 6,000 attendees interested in energy storage, the co-location of SPI and ESI in 2017 will enhance the critical role that energy storage will play in the future of the solar industry.

Energy Storage International will take place Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 10-13, 2017. Learn more at energystorageinternational.com.

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About Solar Power International

Solar Power International (SPI) is the largest solar trade show in North America. SPI focuses on creating an environment that fosters the exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise for furthering solar energy development in the United States. In 2015 SPI was awarded as the Most Engaging Show Floor and has been a Gold 100 trade show six years in a row by Trade Show Executive Magazine. SPI is ranked #109 in the top 250 largest trade shows by Trade Show News Network.

Solar Power International is powered by SEIA® and SEPA®, whose combined efforts create world-class events. Unlike other solar industry events, all proceeds support the expansion of the U.S. solar energy market through SEIA's® and SEPA's® year-round research and education activities, as well as SEIA's® advocacy efforts. Visit solarpowerinternational.com for more information.

About SEIA®

Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association for the 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, viable, and reliable energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. For more information, visit www.seia.org.

About SEPA

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is an educational non-profit that provides a trusted platform for education, research and collaboration to help our members deploy and integrate solar, storage, demand response, and other distributed energy resources into the grid. We are proud to have over 1,000 members, representing the whole spectrum of industry stakeholders. Utilities, ISOs, large energy users, corporate and non-profits look to us to facilitate solutions for today's challenges and to meet tomorrow's electricity needs for the next decade and beyond. For more information, visit www.sepapower.org

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