U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar ushered in the second full day of the 2010 Solar Power International (SPI) expo on Wednesday by signing off on the first large-scale solar energy project to be built on public land in Nevada.
This Tuesday will usher in one of the most important weeks of the year for the solar industry as Solar Power International (SPI)2011 lights up the Los Angeles Convention Center in for the first of three days. And when the convention commences, representatives from the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the state electric utility APS, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and leaders from several other Arizona cities will be there, working to highlight a number of statewide initiatives that have played a pivotal role in creating a solar manufacturing industry ripe with new, clean energy jobs throughout the desert state.
In Anaheim this week, the country's largest business-to-business solar conference has kept more than 25,000 attendees busy with more than 900 exhibitors. One can feel a little lost trying to navigate among the different sections: solar panel and inverter manufacturers, state solar associations, solar training groups, and of course solar installers fill up nearly 204,000 square feet of exhibit hall.