North America Smart Energy Week


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


Solar Power Events Teams up with Solar Energy International for Exclusive Training Partnership

Alexandria, VA (October 1, 2019) – Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS), the team behind SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week, announced a new expanded partnership with Solar Energy International (SEI) to implement installer training content across select events within the Solar Power Events portfolio.

As the solar industry is expanding, so too are the job opportunities. With solar installer jobs not only representing the largest share of employment, but additionally being the fastest growing occupation in the U.S., adding a key installer focus throughout all events is necessary.

“Our goal is to promote a strong, growing renewable energy industry and provide installer educational content in markets we serve,” said Gary Thuro, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Solar Energy Trade Shows. “Working with SEI was an obvious choice.”

Solar Power Events, the premier events series for the North American solar & storage markets, is presented by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) & Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). Alongside SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week, which is the largest gathering of solar, smart energy, energy storage and hydrogen fuel cell professionals in North, Solar Power Events provides an extensive portfolio of regional events featuring a robust education program vetted by industry experts, and ample networking opportunities at every show.

“We are very excited to grow our partnership with SETS as the exclusive solar training partner and education provider not only for the Solar Power International Conference, but also through regional conferences held all throughout the year. This expanded partnership will help drive our industry forward and take it to the next level,” said Chris Turek, Director of Marketing and Communications, Solar Energy International. “With a shared vision of a world powered by renewable energy, SETS and SEI have teamed up to ensure the clean energy workforce is thriving with highly trained and technologically prepared solar practitioners worldwide.”

Solar Energy International provides industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy and has over 70,000 students and alumni worldwide and over 500 years of combined solar industry experience within SEI’s team of instructors and solar advocates.

“We will be able to bring world class education and training not only to conferences and events provided by SETS, but also create a continuous professional development loop by offering solar professionals ongoing training and career support in between conferences and events,” Mr. Turek continued. “Participants will be able to connect with SEI not only during SETS conferences, but also through SEI’s Online Campus and our hands-on lab training facility in Paonia, Colorado. We look forward to a bright, sunny future with this partnership with SETS!”

For more information, visit


About Solar Power Events
Presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), Solar Power Events strive 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

About SEIA
Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 260,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. 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

About SEPA
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

About Solar Energy International
Solar Energy International (SEI) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization. Our mission is to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities, and businesses worldwide. Why? Because we envision a world powered by renewable energy. For more information, visit