If you were hungry to hear about the newest products and trends in the clean energy industry, the Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo appeased your appetite. With almost 200 vendors and suppliers displaying equipment, products, and services, the show was small enough to have conversations with company representatives, yet large enough to walk away with a bag full of info sheets and a pocket of business cards. The wealth of knowledge and network connections the show offered made up for having to return home and leave the Tampa sun behind.
The approximately 4,000 attendees could also attend workshops, technical tours of Tampa’s “green” buildings, and sessions discussing Biomass, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Hyrdo, Policy, Market & Finance, Utility Integration, and the Smart Grid. Galvin Electricity Initiatives’ Executive Director Kurt Yeager gave the keynote address, where he spoke of a model project underway at the Illinois Institute of Technology to design and build efficient “Power System models,” as well as his efforts to work with innovators and entrepreneurs.
Next year’s conference will take place February 14-16, 2012 in Long Beach, California. Check out www.RenewableEnergyWorld-Events.com for more info.
Check out what some of the exhibitors had to offer in the full recap on Solarpower Engineering.com