RE+ Tech is the event for the technical and scientific communities to present and share innovative research in the solar, storage, and smart energy industries at North America's largest clean energy event (formerly called SPI, ESI, and Smart Energy Week). This event-within-an-event showcases scientific content from industry leaders and provides a hub for science and tech trailblazers to come together, share research, and innovate tomorrow's clean energy solutions.
Accelerating decarbonization goals will take collaboration across all clean energy sectors. RE+ Tech sessions will highlight innovation across sectors, focusing on technical advancements in the pre-commercialization to adoption phase that will push us towards the ultimate goal of net zero.
What to Expect
As part of the larger RE+ 2023 show, RE+ Tech will have its own networking, identity, and content. This show within a show will include the following components:
- RE+ Tech dedicated opening session
- RE+ Tech dedicated reception and networking opportunities
- Two tracks of education
- Expo Hall: Join other Tech colleagues in-person as you explore new industry innovation on the show floor and make connections with start-up companies across clean energy industry sectors.
- Industry Education: Your curated education pathway includes full conference education sessions on topics such as power surety, resilience, cybersecurity and physical security, electrification, transmission and distribution, integration of DC into AC, carbon capture, EV charging infrastructure/V2G, DG and community energy renewable, emerging renewable generation technologies, including the ecosystem through which those technologies become commercially viable/deployable, as well as show floor sessions from leading companies, poster presentations, and more.
RE+ Tech on the Show Floor
At RE+ Tech, you have full access to the Expo Hall where you can meet with exhibitors across industry segments, see and share the latest research in clean energy, and more. Visit with Sandia National Lab, NREL, and many more.
Start-up Alleys: Visit with start-ups in solar, energy storage, microgrids, hydrogen, and more.
Posters: The poster area at RE+ hosts hundreds of educational posters featuring renewable energy projects, research, and educational programs. See the latest research and meet with poster presenters from universities, national labs, and innovative clean energy companies.
Show Floor Theaters: See live demonstrations and hands-on education throughout the show floor. Theaters include Industry Trends, Storage Central, Electric Drive & Fuel Cell, Grid Edge, and Installer Training.
American-Made Solar Prize
The U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory highlight the entrepreneurs and innovators chancing the solar landscape at the American-Made Solar Prize Finals.
Finalists pitch their technologies to the solar industry and compete for $1.4 million in prizes.
American-Made Solar Prize Pitch Showcase
American-Made Solar Prize Winner Announcement
Microgrid Demonstration at the Grid Edge Theater
This year’s live microgrid demonstration will feature a fully operating “hybrid” bi-directional residential microgrid, complete with appliances, HVAC, lighting, EV charging and various plug load distributions including line AC and DC, USB-C, PoE and FMP. Power resources for the microgrid will be a combination of solar, battery and utility energy. The microgrid will power both AC and DC devices and appliances in a simulated residential setting. It will also be interconnected in a simulated multi-tiered grid-of-grids network of other microgrids and the macrogrid.
The demonstration is a multi-vendor system engineered by Direct Energy Partners and includes electrical devices from Emera Technologies Block Energy, CE+T America, LG Appliances and Solar Panels, Trane HVAC, Cisco Systems PoE & FMP, Enteligent EV Charging, PomCube iCan Energy Storage, Nextek Power Systems, ATX LED, Eco-Fasten Solar Mounting, Alencon Optimizers, and many more. Install of the on-site microgrid will be overseen by Rectify Solar.
presented by Emerge Alliance, a RE+ 2023 Partner
An RE+ Tech pass grants you access to the full networking schedule at RE+, so you can connect with your Tech colleagues as well as the broader clean energy industry, with over 24 hours of dedicated B2B networking opportunities. Some highlight events include:
RE+ Tech Welcome Reception
Poster Reception on the Expo Floor
separate ticket required
Dates & Times To Be Announced
RE+ is the premier platform for innovation within the industry. As an RE+ Tech attendee, the Innovation Zone and Innovation Stage are must-see destinations on the show floor.
The Innovation Zone is the main hub for renewable energy and cleantech startups you are sure to find emerging technology and innovative solutions.
The Innovation Stage will feature startups and companies presenting best practices and solutions that represent the entire clean energy landscape—from production, to energy management, to automation.