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Solar Power 2007 Round-Up

SOLAR POWER 2007 -- The sold-out Solar Power 2007 conference rocked Long Beach CA. If you didn't make it to the conference, this article is your info gateway to catch up on the happenings there. Essential links to sound bytes from the keynote presentations, stories from the expo floor, an inside view from the Press Room, webcasts of the conference, and more.

Energy Priorities covered the keynotes and met with manufacturers at the conference. Here are links to those articles and podcasts:

Solar Power 2007 Conference Keynote Presentation Themes Sound bytes from SEPA leader Julia Hamm, SEIA head Rhone Resch, Mayor Bob Foster, KPCB's Ray Lane and several amusing ones from Ted Turner. Listen to the Podcast (6-minute mp3)

Solar Trend: PV for the Rest of Us -- A trend we call the "Macintosh approach" will change the game for solar manufacturers.

Turner: Renewables Are "Biggest Business Opportunity" -- Ted Turner was the highlight of the opening day of Solar Power.

Solar Energy: "It Is Our Time" If the opening speakers at Solar Power 2007 had one message, it was, "We have arrived!"

Insight Manager: Fat Spaniel Launches Multi-Site Dashboard -- Insight Manager is designed to monitor multiple sites in a single, web-based dashboard.

EverGEN: Carmanah Introduces Small "Solar Engine" -- Sometimes the best location for a camera, sensor, or area light is unfortunately not pre-wired for electricity.

Reporter's Roundtable

EP's editor Denis Du Bois joined two other green journalists for a "Reporter's Roundtable" during the conference. Stephen Lacey of Renewable Energy Access moderated the discussion. He included an abridged recording of the roundtable in his Friday podcast. (The Roundtable starts 14 minutes into the podcast.)

Inside Renewable Energy

The Inside Renewable Energy podcast covered the event with two podcasts. The 10/4 edition features a segment from an Energy Priorities podcast with coverage of the keynote presentations (above).

Solar Power Blog

Energy Priorities contributed several articles to a Solar Power blog at Renewable Energy Access, along with the magazine's news staff, many of whom were at SP.


The conference organizers -- SEIA and SEPA -- aired keynote speeches and interviews live via webcast, and you can play the recordings online.

See you at Solar Power 2008 in San Diego!