Clean Energy Conferences Abound Through the End of 2010

October 6, 2010

A wide range of renewable energy and energy efficiency topics share the spotlight at national conferences as 2010 draws to a close. Among the largest is Solar Power International, running October 12 to 14 in Los Angeles, California. Previously called the Solar Power Conference and Expo, it was created in 2004 when two nonprofits, the Solar Electric Power Association and the Solar Energy Industries Association, partnered to present a business-to-business solar expo. More than 1,000 companies will exhibit this year, with cell and module manufacturers, inverter and other component manufacturers, material and equipment manufacturers, installers, integrators, and investors all represented. See the conference Web site.

Among other upcoming conferences is the Excellence in Building Conference and Expo in Portland, Oregon, from October 12 to 14; Renewable Energy Markets 2010, also taking place in Portland, from October 19 to 22; the 2010 Geothermal Energy Expo, the world's largest, sponsored by the Geothermal Energy Association and coming to Sacramento, California, from October 24 to 27; the 2010 Summit on Emerging Technologies in Energy Efficiency, also coming to Sacramento, on November 7 to 9; and the CitiesAlive 8th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference, which runs from November 30 to December 3 in Vancouver, British Columbia.