PV America 2013 East will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia Feb. 5-7. According to conference organizers, this gathering is designed for eastern U.S. professionals in solar energy and related fields.
Nearly 4,000 people, including representatives from manufacturers, installers and contractors, distributors, engineering firms, utilities, government representatives and policymakers, investors and financiers, architects, builders and developers, are expected to attend. Close to 100 companies will exhibit.
The conference program features ‘Choose-Your-Own PVA Power Sessions’ on Feb. 5, Solar Idea Swaps on Feb. 6, and more than 30 conference sessions across six tracks of study: finance, innovations, markets, policy, solar multitrack and utilities.
For the first time this year, Solar Energy International and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) will provide free technical training and resources for installers, salespeople and other solar energy professionals on the exhibit floor. Session topics range from site analysis to mounting, maintenance and safety, to NABCEP sales and business certification program overviews.
Solar Central, also on the exhibit floor, will offer opportunities to interact with some of the industry's most dynamic leaders for post-conference-session discussions, watch live ‘Solar on the Street’ interviews or use the Career Center. The organizers encourage attendees to follow @PVAmerica on Twitter for announcements or tweet using #PVAEast.
PV America is produced by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Solar Electric Power Association. All proceeds from PV America support the expansion of the U.S. solar energy market, the organizers note.