North America Smart Energy Week


September 11-14, 2023
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SPI Named “Most Engaging Show Floor” by Trade Show Executive Magazine

SPI Named “Most Engaging Show Floor” by Trade Show Executive Magazine

Alexandria, VA, October 16, 2015– Solar Power International (SPI) received the award of “Stickiest Show Floor” during the Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit. Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit recognizes the 100 largest trade shows that have set the standard for the trade show industry.

SPI is North America’s largest solar conference, boasting over 15,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors, top-notch industry-focused and technical education, and representation from leaders in the global solar market. SPI is the only trade show with the support of leading national solar organizations, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). SPI 2014 was also ranked #25 in Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 and is ranked #109 in the Top 250 Largest Trade Shows (by Trade Show News Network), making SPI the only solar show to make all three lists.

Solar Power International is a one of–a-kind conference and the social media activity surrounding the show exemplifies that. In 2014, attendees were able to connect and network via the conference hashtag #SPIcon before, during and after the show. SPI started the conference with a dynamic opening general session and welcome reception on the show floor that was integrated across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. While the attendees were networking, playing solar trivia, firing solar photon guns, and searching to complete puzzles and networking challenges, they were posting their pictures and creating a large solar mural for display.

In 2015, SPI’s attendance and exhibitors increased from 2014. SPI also welcomed Vice President Joe Biden who delivered remarks at the Wednesday General Session.

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Solar Power International is presented by SEIA® and SEPA®, whose combined efforts have created world-class events. This event focuses solely on creating an environment that fosters the exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise for furthering solar energy development in the United States. 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.

About SEIA
Celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2015, SEIA® 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

About SEPA
SEPA® is an educational non-profit dedicated to helping utilities deploy and integrate solar, distributed energy resources (DER), and related technologies. With 1,000 utility and industry members, SEPA® provides unbiased market intelligence, up-to-date information about technologies and business models, and peer-to-peer interaction. From hosting national events to advancing new business strategies, SEPA® helps utilities make smart solar and DER decisions. For more information, visit