The clean energy industry has A LOT of conferences. A LinkedIn post from my friend Georges prompted me to merge my list with his (and other sources) and post for others. Please leave a comment below (or email me) if you see anything needing corrections, updates, etc.
|Solar Power Northeast, Feb 5-6, Boston||02/05||East Coast||Solar||< 1k||New York, NY||http://events.solar/northeast/|
|GTM: Blockchain forum, Mar 8, NYC||03/08||East Coast||Software||<500||New York, NY||https://www.greentechmedia.com/events/live/blockchain-in-energy-forum#gs.m5prMM4||Momentum around blockchain in the energy sector has been picking up pace as more proof of concepts are deployed successfully around the world. From transactive energy, to supply chain management, to asset tokenization, this event will get everyone up to speed on the distributed ledger technology and its real-world use cases.|
|ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Mar 13-15, DC||03/13||East Coast||Startups||< 1k||Washington, DC||http://www.arpae-summit.com/||The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America's energy challenges in new and innovative ways. Now in its ninth year, the Summit offers a unique, three-day program aimed at moving transformational energy technologies out of the lab and into the market.|
|GTM: Solar Summit, April 30 - May 2, San Diego||05/01||West Coast||Solar||<100||San Diego, CA||https://www.greentechmedia.com/events/live/solar-summit|
|NREL Industry Growth Forum, May 3-4, Denver||05/03||Midwest||Startups||<500||Denver, CO||http://www.nrelforum.com/||The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Industry Growth Forum has been the nation's premier clean energy investment event. The Forum features presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels, one-on-one meetings, and organized networking opportunities.|
|Advanced Energy Conference, Mar 26-28, NYC||03/26||East Coast||General||?||New York, NY||http://www.aertc.org/aec2018/||The Future of Energy is Here - our theme for AEC 2018, will demonstrate how the decades of research and development in renewables, batteries and other technologies are realizing their potential - here today - as vibrant sectors of our economy. Join us and celebrate our industry's achievements in new areas of power generation, witness promising new areas of research, and network with the leaders who are exploring those technologies and shaping global energy policies.|
|SEIA - Solar goes Corporate, Apr 26-27||04/26||East Coast||Solar||< 1k||Boston, MA||https://www.seia.org/events/solar-goes-corporate||SEIA’s Solar Goes Corporate is the leading forum to discuss and learn how businesses can effectively procure, deploy, and invest in solar energy.|
This event is designed to leverage the insight of leaders across the solar industry and the business community to discuss critical trends, innovations, and tools relating to solar technologies and finance.
Attendees range from experienced Fortune 500 companies to small/mid-market companies as well as developers, service providers and the broader solar industry.
Join us to gain valuable insight into successful corporate deals while networking with key players.
|Bloomberg's Future of Energy, Apr 9-10, NYC||04/09||East Coast||Finance||New York, NY||https://about.bnef.com/summit/event/new-york/||The premier invitation-only forum at the nexus of energy markets, industry, finance, and policy. It is a year-round, global experience powered by Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s cutting-edge research team, as it explores the shifting forces in the energy system and defines the implications for the energy community.|
|Microgrid 2018, May 7-9, Chicago||05/07||Midwest||Microgrids||<500||Chicago, IL||https://microgridknowledge.com/microgrid-2018-conference/||Microgrid 2018: Markets and Models for the Greater Good|
Change is afoot in the fast-growing microgrid industry. Microgrid Knowledge invites you to be among those shaping and directing its growth by participating in our third annual conference, Microgrid 2018: Markets and Models for the Greater Good.
Following our sold-out event in Boston in November, we bring our conference to Chicago, where we will explore the essential need for microgrids in today’s digital, electricity-dependent world.
|Microgrid 2.0, Oct 21-23, Baltimore||10/21||East Coast||Microgrids||<500||Baltimore, MD||http://www.cvent.com/events/microgrid-2-0/event-summary-bcce3105ddb54a21bc7fc3decee1acaf.aspx||Join IDEA and MRC in Baltimore, MD in October for Microgrid 2.0: Advancing Industry Growth, to explore emerging technologies, innovative policies and connect with microgrid industry leaders advancing a new path forward for microgrids. This year's industry-led conference will take place in Maryland, a highly active microgrid market with proximity to federal agencies, military energy managers/planners and regulators in Washington DC and across the Mid-Atlantic. The Microgrid 2.0 program will feature informed panel discussions, expert technical presentations, extensive networking opportunities, area microgrid tours and much more. Don't miss the opportunity to learn and network with hundreds of your industry peers.|
|Solar Power International, Sep 24-27, Anaheim||08/24||West Coast||Solar||> 10k||Anaheim, CA||http://www.solarpowerinternational.com/||Solar Power International (SPI) and Energy Storage International (ESI) generates success for energy professionals and the global solar industry.|
|Event Horizon (blockchain), Apr 17-19, Berlin||04/19||Europe||Software||< 10k||Berlin, Germany||https://eventhorizon2018.com/||EventHorizon is the ONE exclusive annual event centered on energy blockchain solutions for a future based solely on renewable resources. It is a game-changing platform for the development of a customer focused, fair energy future. Once a year, EventHorizon unites the Who’s Who of both the traditional energy and innovative blockchain sectors.|
|GTM: Grid Edge, Jun 20-21, San Francisco||06/20||West Coast||DER||San Francisco, CA||https://www.greentechmedia.com/events/live/grid-edge-innovation-summit#gs.t2xaYCo||This year we will explore how frontier technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing and Blockchain will impact the sector and how market leaders are innovating core systems at the edge of the grid.|
|Energy Storage North America, Nov 6-8, Pasadena||11/06||West Coast||Storage||Pasadena, CA||https://esnaexpo.com/||From November 6-8, 2018, thousands of developers, energy users, utilities and policymakers will gather in Pasadena to advance the understanding and deployment of energy storage.|
|SEPA Grid Evolution Summit, Jul 9-12, DC||07/09||East Coast||Grid||Washington, DC||https://sepapower.org/event-complex/grid-evolution-summit-national-town-meeting/||Do more than talk about electric evolution – create it at the Grid Evolution Summit. Be a part of the conversation as industry stakeholders determine how the electric sector will evolve, modernize the grid, and better integrate distributed energy resources.|
The Grid Evolution Summit is unique because all electricity stakeholders are coming together to build the future of electricity. At the Summit, it’s not just talk – it’s action.
|Solar Power Southeast, May 15-16, Atlanta||05/16||East Coast||Solar||<500||Atlanta, GA||http://events.solar/southeast/||Solar Power Southeast leads the way for solar professionals doing business in this area of the U.S. Over 700 attendees and 50 exhibitors ventured to Atlanta last year. With ample opportunities to network with solar companies based in the region, as well as the chance to gain knowledge on the trends and policies impacting the Southeast, Solar Power Southeast proves to be the premier place to build your business and connect with industry leaders.|
|IEEE Photovoltaics, Jun 10-15, Hawaii||06/10||West Coast||Solar||< 10k||Waikoloa Village, HI||http://www.wcpec7.org/WCPEC-7/||The WCPECs have a rich tradition of bringing together, students, innovators, and leaders in PV into a vibrant and highly integrative forum that is conducive to sharing information, gaining knowledge, strengthening collaborations and moving forward the science and technology of Photovoltaics from basic and applied research into large scale manufacturing and deployments. This year’s technical program encompasses 10 abstract submission areas that cover the entire spectrum of technical activities in photovoltaic science and engineering and is expected to provide a unique opportunity to share and discuss the latest PV-related developments in what would be the world largest and most influential forum of the end of this decade.|
|Intersolar & ees, Jul 10-12, San Fran||07/10||West Coast||Solar||> 10k||San Francisco, CA||https://www.intersolar.us/index.php?id=6723&L=0||Intersolar North America, North America’s most attended solar event and premier networking platform, takes place July 10-12, 2018 in San Francisco. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.|
|ASES Solar 2018||08/05||Midwest||Solar||< 1k||Boulder, CO||https://www.ases.org/conference/||The American Solar Energy Society returns to Colorado this year, moving north to Boulder, a city with a progressive sustainable energy vision, to continue the conversation on maximizing renewable energy, and to forge pathways for communities in every state to follow, in achieving renewables-driven electrification, climate resilience, and clean-energy driven opportunities for all.|
|Intersolar & ees Summit, Apr 4, NY||04/04||East Coast||Solar||< 1k||New York, NY||https://www.intersolarglobal.com/en/summits/usa-east/program.html||More than 400 solar and energy storage experts will gather at the Intersolar Summit USA East in Manhattan to discuss possible chances and challenges of current solar programs and energy storage systems. Be part of it!|
The raw information is in this Google spreadsheet.