President Bill Clinton to Deliver Keynote Address at Solar Power International 2012

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) today announced that President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at Solar Power International (SPI) 2012 on September 12 in Orlando, Fla. SPI is the premier global solar energy conference and expo, designed to serve and advance the solar power industry. Taking place September 10 - 13 at the Orange County Convention Center, the show features over 1,200 exhibitors and more than 24,000 attendees from 128 countries.

"President Clinton's global perspective and stature are sure to motivate and inspire our exhibitors and attendees," said Julia Hamm, president and CEO of SEPA. "We are honored to present the former President as our keynote speaker and believe that his understanding of the need to explore alternative energy will be a message that resonates with all."

"Having President Clinton keynote Solar Power International presents a fantastic opportunity for solar energy professionals attending in Orlando," said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA. "His leadership and commitment to expanding the use of solar energy -- both in the U.S. and in the developing world -- makes him one of our industry's strongest advocates. We are honored to welcome President Clinton to Orlando and to hear his vision on elevating solar to the next level."

Registration, sponsorship, exhibitor and program information can be found at: www.solarpowerinternational.com

About Solar Power International 2012 (SPI)
Presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), SPI'12 is designed to serve and advance the solar power industry and draws more than 24,000 professionals representing over 128 countries. SPI '12 takes place September 10 - 13 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Registration, sponsorship, exhibitor and program information can be found at: www.solarpowerinternational.com.

About SEIA® 
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA and its 1,100 member companies are building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. www.seia.org

About SEPA
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to helping utilities integrate solar power into their energy portfolios for the benefit of the utility, its customers and the public good. With more than 1,000 utility and solar industry members, SEPA provides unbiased utility solar market intelligence, up-to-date information about technologies and business models, and peer-to-peer interaction. From hosting national events to one-on-one counseling, SEPA helps utilities make smart solar decisions. For more information, visit www.solarelectricpower.org.