North America Smart Energy Week


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


Solar Power International Congratulates Start-Up Alley Semi-Finalists

The 19 companies selected as semi-finalists will participate in Start-Up Alley Challenge at SPI ’13

SPI Start-Up Alley’s impressive panel of industry reviewers have spoken and selected 19 companies to participate in the inaugural year of the Solar Power International Start-Up Alley Challenge. The Challenge, held on Wednesday, October 23 during SPI ’13 in Chicago, is the culmination of the show’s new Start-Up Alley program.

Start-Up Alley Semi-Finalists:

Aeos Technology
Altium Energy
Divya Energy
kWh Analytics
Lighting For Learning
LimeLight Solar
renewz sustainable solutions inc.
Skysun, LLC
Solar Exchange
Solar Site Design
SolarCast, LLC
SolarZentrum North America, Inc.
Sun Synchrony
Ultrasolar Technology

Start-Up Alley is a new, featured show floor area at Solar Power International that will bring up-and-coming companies to the Expo Hall to showcase what’s on the horizon for the solar industry. Based on other successful programs of this type, Start-Up Alley will further enhance the cutting-edge nature of SPI’s offerings, and offer start-up companies the support, visibility, and access to industry leaders that can lead to a solid footing in the solar energy business.

Mike Dershowitz, President & Founder of ModSolar, and the driving force behind the program, commented, “At so many major events, finding the start-up companies with the innovative ideas is like looking for a needle in the proverbial haystack. Start-Up Alley puts all the needles in one place.”

All semi-finalists receive a free booth and will have the incredible opportunity to gain visibility with the SPI audience for their early-stage business. For more information, and to see a full list of Start-Up Alley judges, visit