North America Smart Energy Week


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


Solar Power International Fastest 50 growing Trade Show, 101st Largest in US

Gregory Brey
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Solar Power Growth Leads to a Boom in Business

ALEXANDRIA, VA., March 25, 2016 —The US Solar industry is projected to double the amount of installed capacity in 2016, with some municipalities making the pledge to go completely renewable by 2030. Solar Power International, North America’s largest solar trade show, confirms that solar is an industry on the move.

Trade Show Executive recently awarded Solar Power International as one of the Fastest 50 growing trade shows for the second year in a row. Solar Power International’s growth helped move their ranking up as the 101st largest US trade show by square foot in 2015, a list released by Trade Show News Network. The event has been a “Gold 100” trade show for being recognized as one of the largest 100 trade shows in the nation that set the gold standard for the industry by Trade Show Executive six years in a row. Solar Power International is the only solar show to make all three lists.

The event attracts over 15,000 attendees from more than 75 countries, and continues to grow each year. Attendance for both exhibitors and attendees is expected to increase once again in 2016 in part due to the boom in business that the solar industry is experiencing.

“Solar power is becoming more popular due to technological advances in the solar industry,” said Stephen Miner, CEO of Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC. “The passing of the ITC helps solidify the future for the next five years. We are expecting Solar Power International to continue to grow.”

Solar Power International is the largest solar trade show in North America. Numerous highly prominent companies and individuals in public-facing roles that attend the event. The 2015 event featured Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, as the keynote speaker.

Solar Power International provides an exhibit floor featuring the latest product offerings, multiple networking opportunities, and an education program that highlights the latest in the solar industry and best practices. The event is produced by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). All proceeds from the event go right back into the solar industry. Visit for more information.

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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 #101 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 for more information.

About SEIA®

Celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2016, 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

About SEPA

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is an educational nonprofit that enables the transition to a clean energy economy by facilitating utility integration and deployment of solar, demand response, other distributed energy resources, and supporting technologies onto the grid. With more than 1,000 utility and solar industry members, SEPA provides unbiased market intelligence on utility solar and other distributed resources, up-to-date information about technologies and business models, and industry networking opportunities. For more information, visit

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