Solar Power International 2013

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Solar Power International is taking place October 21-24, 2013 in McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Join thousands of professionals in solar energy and related fields for the industry's largest, most comprehensive solar energy event in North America. Unlike other solar conferences, all proceeds from SPI support the expansion of the U.S. solar energy market through SEIA's year-round research, education, and advocacy efforts

SEIA Events at Solar Power International

SEIA and DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Special Event
Tues. Oct. 22 | SPI @ McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Competing on Cost of Energy Without Compromising Quality
Panel Discussion: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Room S504
Networking Reception: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Room S503
RSVP Requested:
Opening Remarks:
Rhone Resch, President and CEO, SEIA
Conrad Burke, Global Marketing Director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Distinguished Panelists:
  • John Eber, Managing Director, Energy Investments, J.P. Morgan
  • Robert Petrina, Managing Director, Yingli Green Energy Americas, Inc.
  • Stephen O’Rourke, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, SunEdison
  • Craig Cornelius, Senior Vice President, Business Development, NRG Energy, Inc.
  • John Smirnow, Vice President of Trade & Competitiveness, SEIA
Wed. Oct. 23, 12:30–2 p.m. CDT | SPI @ McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, Room S102
Reserve your seat at the SEIA-Member Luncheon featuring a state-of-the-industry overview by SEIA president and CEO Rhone Resch and the opportunity to network with fellow members and the Solar Champions Award recipients. Seats are limited to the first 300 members who register (limit two attendees per company). RSVP online today! For purposes of this member meeting, SEIA has elected to proceed under DC Code Section 29-405.20.

Already registered? Add a solar tour to your schedule!

Solar Tours

  • UL’s Premier Fire Laboratory: A PV focused Tour, Demo and WorkshopTake advantage of this unique opportunity to witness fire tests and burning ember experiments with roof-mounted photovoltaic products within UL’s fire safety engineering testing laboratory – the pioneer in external fire response testing of roofing products and systems.
  • Free Solar in the City Tours: The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA), a nonprofit working to advance the development of solar in the state, is hosting four free Solar in the City tours for Solar Power International attendees, the general public and Illinois state legislators to Testa Produce Inc., the Village of Oak Park, Exelon Solar City Plant and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Save More with SEIA Membership

SEIA members save over 30% off SPI Full Conference Non-member registration rates. 


Quick Facts on SPI

Solar Power International (SPI) is North America's premier business-to-business event bringing together the qualified buyers you want to do business with. 

  • 15,000+ installers, developers, contractors, commercial builders, utilities, engineering firms and others
  • More than 30% of attendees are in C-level, executive, engineering and business development positions for their companies.
  • One in six SPI attendees come from outside the United States - from more than 75 countries.





October 21, 2013 (All day) to October 24, 2013 (All day)


McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

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Unlike other solar conferences, all proceeds from Solar Power Events support the expansion of the U.S. solar energy market through SEIA's year-round research, education, and advocacy.