North America Smart Energy Week


September 19-22, 2022
Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA


Solar Power International Climbs Trade Show Executive’s Top-100 List

For the ninth-consecutive year Solar Power International (SPI) was honored at Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit, coming in as the 73rd largest trade show in the United States. SPI surpassed all energy-related events, making it the largest energy event in North America and the only solar and energy storage event to receive such a distinction. SPI has been one of the 25 fastest growing trade shows four years in a row and was a finalist for four Trade Show Executive Grand Awards: The Greatest Trade Show of 2017, Marketing Genius Award, Knowledge is Power, and Slam Dunk Award: Best New Idea.

“Our mission is to strengthen solar, energy storage, and smart energy solutions around the globe,” said Stephen Miner, President & CEO, Solar Energy Trade Shows. “It’s exciting to see SPI recognized as a leader in the industry. We strive to leverage networking and education to create an essential marketplace for businesses and organization to connect. Knowing we’re making an impact is a great feeling.”

SPI, the anchor of North America Smart Energy Week, had another landmark year attracting 19,000 attendees and 700 exhibitors to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on September 24-27, 2018. Energy Storage International (ESI), co-located with SPI, drew over 250 exhibitors and saw a significant increase in its show floor footprint–making it the largest and most attended energy storage event in North America. The week of events also incorporated the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace, Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA, and The Technical Symposium and continued to tout smart energy diversification and synergy among renewable energy resources. On top of an enormous selection of solar companies on display, new companies invested in additional distributed resources such as wind and geothermal energy also made an appearance on the show floor.

Leading education with exceptional speakers, combined with a diversifying exhibit hall that represents a comprehensive view of smart energy solutions, shows that SPI, as the flagship of North America Smart, Energy Week, continues to build and expand upon its role as a leader in the solar and energy storage industries.

In 2019, for the first time SPI and ESI will head to Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 23-26. You can learn more about SPI & ESI at


About Solar Power International
Solar Power International (SPI) generates success for solar energy professionals and the global solar industry. SPI sets the standard for solar events as the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America as recognized by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network. SPI has also been among the Gold 100 for eight years running and named “Stickiest Show Floor” by Trade Show Executive for the innovative ways in which attendees stay engaged and most recently, “Best Use of Technology” for the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace. With 700 exhibiting companies and 19,000 attendees, SPI is the largest solar exhibition in North America.

About Energy Storage International
Energy Storage International, co-located with Solar Power International, paves the way for greater integration between the energy storage and solar markets. As the largest energy storage event in North America, ESI features over 250 exhibitors and over 11,000 attendees interest in energy storage technology, and three full days of education investigating policy advances, market forecasts, new technology and applications as well as additional relevant, timely industry-developed content designed to grow the storage market.

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.

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About SEPA
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with electric power stakeholders through the most pressing issues affecting the growth and utilization of smart energy. We are a trusted platform for education, research, standards, and collaboration to help utilities, customers, and other players deploy and integrate solar, storage, demand response and other distributed energy resources. Through educational activities, working groups, peer-to-peer opportunities and advisory services, SEPA engages interested parties in facilitating necessary information exchange and knowledge transfer to offer the highest amount of value for our membership and partner organizations.

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