Energy from oil and coal is on its way out and is being replaced by renewable sources of energy. Solar energy holds great promise for the future energy needs of America. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 195,000 homes and businesses had solar panels installed, bringing the total number of solar installations in homes and businesses up to 645,000. That number continues to grow at an accelerated pace.
Solar Power International 2015 is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center. North America’s premiere business-to-business event for the solar industry will take place from September 14-17. More than 15,000 solar industry professionals from more than 75 countries are expected to attend.
The four-day event will give everyone a chance to learn about the latest trends in the industry and to network with the top companies and experts in the solar industry. Close to 1,000 companies, including installers, developers, contractors, commercial builders and engineering firms, will have representatives on the Expo floor. It is a great opportunity for solar professionals to network.
Chance to Learn About the Solar Industry
In an emerging industry like solar energy, there will always be some growing pains. When solar panels were first produced they were very expensive and not very efficient at producing power from the sun’s rays. The industry had a hard time convincing people to shift from traditional and reliable energy sources to a new type of energy that was neither very reliable nor very affordable.
The Solar Industry is Growing
Thanks to a rapid advancement in technology, better marketing, and a conscientious population that agrees that renewable energy is better for our planet than fossil fuels, solar energy is gaining more traction every year. As reported by the Solar Energy Industries Association, in 2014, 32 percent of installed new electric capacity was from solar energy, making it second, only to natural gas (no coal mines are being built).
An Event Every Industry Professional Should Attend
Solar Power International 2015 offers all attendees a chance to learn, meet their competition, understand the growth of the industry, and make important business connections. You’ll be able to interact with leaders in the field on a one-to-one basis. There will be educational conferences, discussion groups, and workshops. Following are a few of the topics that are on the schedule,
• The state and future of the U.S. Solar Market
• Residential solar and consumer protection
• Solar’s regulatory world – What it all means
• Opportunities in the budding energy storage market
Find out about the different employment opportunities in the solar industry. Companies and corporations of all sizes are looking for talented people who want to be part of a growing industry. Representatives will be on hand to discuss job openings, take applications, and perhaps offer you the job of your dreams.
If you are planning to attend Solar Power International 2015, we invite you to come and stay with us. The Anaheim Express Inn Maingate has a great location. We are only a block away from the Anaheim Convention Center. Come and enjoy our comfortable rooms, great amenities and very affordable rates.