The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative will sponsor Start-Up Alley at the upcoming Solar Power International (SPI) in Las Vegas on Sept. 10-13. SPI is an annual solar energy conference and trade show that attracts over 18,000 professionals and 600 business from across the solar energy industry. The partnership will enable emerging solar companies to display their cutting-edge technologies at a special spot on the show floor.
SunShot Start-Up Alley will feature businesses that have received awards from SunShot’s small business portfolio. These businesses are developing early-stage technologies aimed at lowering the cost of solar – from software solutions that address challenges in solar financing, grid integration, and customer adoption to hardware solutions to lower the cost of storage and grid integration.
Additionally, SunShot will host a showcase event that will allow Start-Up Alley participants to explain their innovative offerings to SPI attendees while gaining feedback from industry leaders. The SunShot Start-Up Showcase will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 10 am to 4:15 pm local time at the Innovation Theater.
“We are excited to launch this new partnership at Solar Power International,” says SunShot Director Charlie Gay. “These companies are addressing challenges that the solar industry will face 10, 15 years down the road. By participating in this conference, these leaders will be better equipped to ensure their innovations are matched with the right industry stakeholders.”
The following companies will participate in SunShot Start-Up Alley: Certain Solar, EdgePower, eIQ Energy Inc., Energy Sense Finance/Ei Value, Extensible Energy, Nhu Energy Inc., Operant Solar, PowerScout, ProjectEconomics Inc., SenSanna Incorporated, Solar Dynamics LLC, Soliculture, Solstice, Tessolar Inc., and WattGlass Inc.
You can learn more about these companies on the conference website.