North America Smart Energy Week


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

RE+ Tech

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 curated pathway 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.

RE+ Tech access is included with a Full Conference pass.

  • 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 hydrogen, cybersecurity, solar modeling, and emerging energy storage technologies, 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.

Explore the Exhibit Hall

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.

Visit Booths #3692 and #3592 to learn about the American-Made Challenges and how you can compete in Solar Prize Round 6, and see the Pitch Showcase and Winner Announcement at the Grid Edge Theater. Finalists pitch their technologies to the solar industry and compete for $1.4 million in prizes.

American-Made Solar Prize Pitch Showcase
Sept. 20, 2-3:30 p.m., Grid Edge Theater

American-Made Solar Prize Winner Announcement
Sept. 20, 5-6 p.m., Grid Edge Theater

The American-Made Solar Prize

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.

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Networking Opportunities

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:


Monday, September 19 I 3:00 pm
Special Reception for First-Time Attendees

Monday, September 19 I 6:30 pm
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 20 I 4:30 pm
Poster Reception on the Expo Floor

Wednesday, September 21 I 8:00 am
Funders Breakfast*
separate ticket required


RE+ Tech offers two days of additional education in the form of workshops that dive deeper into the most pressing issues at the forefront of today's clean energy industry. Choose from topics such as:

  • Introduction to Microgrid Modeling with Digital Twin Optimization Demonstration
  • Microgrid Use Cases - Commercial, Residential, EV Infrastructure, Military, Information and Communication Technology, Indoor Agriculture, Neighborhood/Community
  • Energy Storage, PV, and the NEC Including 2023 NEC Updates
  • First Look at DOE's Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X) 5-year Strategc Roadmap
  • Introduction to Green Hydrogen

Workshops are offered on Monday, September 19 and Thursday, September 22. Please note that these sessions require an additional ticket, which may be purchased as an add-on to your registration.

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RE+ Tech Schedule (subject to change)






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