North America Smart Energy Week


September 11-14, 2023
The Venetian Convention and Expo Center Las Vegas, NV


North America Smart Energy Week Teams up with The Cleanie Awards to Recognize Clean Tech Leaders

Solar Power International (SPI), Energy Storage International (ESI), and North America Smart Energy Week announced their continuing partnership with The Cleanie Awards®, the only comprehensive awards program focused exclusively on honoring leaders in the clean technology industry. The Cleanie Awards will unveil the 2020 award recipients virtually this fall.

COVID 19 has made this an especially challenging year across the industry, but individuals and organizations that demonstrate resilience through these times serve as a model for others. The awards will recognize the people, companies, and organizations navigating this unpredictable economy with bold leadership, innovative strategies, and adaptable technology.

“We are thrilled to launch the third year of The Cleanie Awards and once again partner with amazing organizations like Solar Power Events,” said Randee Gilmore, Executive Director, The Cleanie Awards. “We look forward to reviewing submissions and learning about the exciting initiatives and innovation our partners in clean tech are developing to create a stronger clean energy economy.”

Launched in 2018, The Cleanie Awards recognize trendsetting companies and individuals shaping the cleantech and renewable energy industries. The program spans several categories, including Company of the Year, Woman of the Year, and Rising Star Under 40. The awards committee also added two new categories this year to recognize organizations who are stepping up and giving back to communities affected by COVID-19: Keep the Power On and Community Giveback.

The 2019 class of winners included Enel Green Power, Clearway Energy Group, Smart Electric Power Alliance, Point Load Power, Hannon Armstrong, Viking Cold Solutions, Fresh Energy, and more.

Nomination applications are open now until July 30, 2020. Use code SETS to receive a 10% discount at! Questions? Reach out to the program’s executive director, Randee Gilmore at

SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week has a different look in 2020. Join us for the expo hall experience outside the Las Vegas Convention Center October 21-22, virtually, or a combination of both. Participate in our Virtual Education Conferences, that run for six weeks, beginning in September. The event is powered by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). For more information, please visit



Presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), Solar Power Events strives to keep the industry moving forward by offering cutting-edge events centered around the trends, technology, and research that power the industry. For additional information regarding Solar Power Events, visit us at


The Cleanie Awards was established to amplify innovation stories in cleantech and shine a spotlight on funders to global market movers shaping the industry. We aspire to identify the unsung movers and shakers in the industry and generate much needed visibility for innovators and disruptors who are creating life changing solutions.


The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is dedicated to helping electric power stakeholders address the most pressing issues they encounter as they pursue the transition to a clean and modern electric future and a carbon-free energy system by 2050. We are a trusted partner providing education, research, standards, and collaboration to help utilities, electric customers, and other industry players across four pathways: Transportation Electrification, Grid Integration, Regulatory Innovation and Utility Business Models. Through educational activities, working groups, peer-to-peer engagements and advisory services, SEPA convenes interested parties to facilitate information exchange and knowledge transfer to offer the highest value for our members and partner organizations. For more information, visit


The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, which employs more than 242,000 Americans, we represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. For more information, visit