In order to receive the member rate, you must be a SEIA/SEPA member in good standing by Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET. Learn more about SEIA and SEPA memberships by scrolling below on this page.

Registration Type Early Bird
Until September 6, 2017
September 7 - October 17, 2017
October 18 - 20, 2017
Member: Full Conference $399 USD $449 USD $499 USD

SEIA & SEPA members receive this special rate. Not a member of SEIA or SEPA? Learn more here.

Non-Member: Full Conference $479 USD $529 USD $579 USD
Workshop: Midwest Community Solar $125 USD SEIA/SEPA members
$150 non-members
$175 USD SEIA/SEPA members
$200 non-members
$175 USD SEIA/SEPA members
$200 non-members

Community solar has become a critical tool for bridging the gap between those who can and can’t access local, affordable, clean energy. Because community solar enables multiple customers to participate in a single solar project located in their community, and receive credits on their utility bill for their portion of the power produced, going solar becomes a possibility for those who may be otherwise constrained by the physical attributes of their home or business, like roof space, shading, or whether or not they own the property. This workshop will discuss challenges and opportunities in community solar in the Midwest, share model program designs and decision tools that will make it easier for communities to reap the benefits of solar, highlight successful case studies, and ultimately shed light on why the shared renewables model can provide American homeowners, renters, and businesses access to the benefits of solar energy generation and play a critical role in expanding access to solar energy to low-income households.

Workshop: 2017 NEC Changes for PV Systems $125 USD SEIA/SEPA members
$150 non-members
$125 USD SEIA/SEPA members
$150 non-members
$125 USD SEIA/SEPA members
$150 non-members

This class covers changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) as they pertain to Photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course provides a brief overview of new NEC Article 691: Large-Scale PV Electric Supply Stations, and consequent reorganization of Article 690. Significant changes to Article 690 and Article 705 will be discussed, including a discussion of functional grounding in PV circuits and associated requirements for overcurrent and disconnects, new options for calculating PV circuit current and voltage in large PV arrays, and revised requirements for Rapid Shutdown compliance. This training is recognized for 4 NABCEP Continuing Education Credits (Code).

Workshop: Structural Considerations for Solar Installations $250 USD SEIA/SEPA members
$175 non-members
$250 USD SEIA/SEPA members
$175 non-members
$250 USD SEIA/SEPA members
$175 non-members

This 8-hour course teaches the structural considerations involved in solar electric and solar thermal systems for installers, designers, and code officials. Topics will include general permitting processes and building codes, installation strategies, and techniques for determining loads on and strengths of structures. The class focuses on residential-scale wood structures with pitched roofs, but some fundamental principles may be useful in other applications.

Networking Reception
on Thursday, 10/19
$75 USD $75 USD $75 USD

Students: Students must be enrolled in a full time course of study at a college or university and must submit their college ID number and college advisor’s name in order to receive the discounted promotional code. Please submit documentation to to receive the student discount code.

Non-profits: To be eligible to receive the discounted rate, your organization must be recognized as a charitable, nonprofit, non-governmental organization in the country where you are located.  Non-profit employees must provide your non-profit IEN.  This could also be on company letterhead stating the 501c status of the organization and noting that you do indeed work for the organization.

Elected Officials: Those interested in attending may be eligible to do so at no cost. Please email for additional information.

Press: Those interested in attending as press should submit their information, links to published articles, and what they plan to cover at the event to Greg Brey at for verification. Please note that analysts will not be approved to attend as press.

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Membership Information

Members of national Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) are eligible to register at the member rate. All membership will be verified and must be in good standing from the time of registration for Solar Power Texas leading up to the actual event.  In order to receive the discounted member rate via the online registration system, registrants must be a member by Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET.  For memberships completed after this deadline, in order to receive the discounted member rate onsite, you must provide proof of membership.  Should membership lapse at any time, SETS will notify SEIA and/or SEPA and you may be subject to paying the non-member rate.

If you are not a member and would like to learn about the advantages of becoming a member and receiving the conference member rate, please contact:

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): or 202-682-0556

Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA): or 202-857-0898

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Registration Policy

  • Registrations will only be processed online.
  • Registration confirmations will be emailed to registrant.
  • Registration will not be accepted via telephone, mail, or fax, but SETS Customer Service will assist attendees with the online registration process.
  • Registration rate quotes are in U.S. dollars. Checks must be payable in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • All attendees must be 18 or older in order to attend this event.
  • Attendees with questions regarding conference registration including any changes to attendee registration, please call the SETS office between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET at 703-738-9469, or email

Payment Policy

Credit Card: If an attendee pays with a credit card and the payment is approved, the registration will immediately become active and the attendee will receive a confirmation email.

Check Mailing Address: 
Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC
Attn: Accounts Receivables
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 680, Alexandria, VA 22314

Please Note: Payment by check will not be accepted if not received in the mail and post-marked by October 5th, 2017.  If payment by check is not received by the stated deadline, you will need to call our customer service department at 703-738-9469 to complete the registration process. The pay by check feature will be removed after this date.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same company, prior to the event or onsite. Substituting multiple individuals is not permitted for a single pass.
  • Cancellations received and time-stamped or post-marked by Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) will be eligible for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations received and time-stamped or post-marked after Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) will not be eligible for a refund. Due to meal guarantees, NO refunds will be made after September 15, 2017.
  • Cancellation of a registration does not cancel an attendee’s hotel reservation. Individuals are responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservations.
  • All registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to The time-stamped date will be the date of the e-mail cancellation request if the cancellation falls on a deadline and the amount refunded is disputed. All cancellation requests must state the reason for cancellation. We will not accept cancellations without a detailed explanation included.
  • Requests for refunds received and time-stamped or post-marked by Friday, September 15, 2017 will be processed within 10 business days of receipt of request.
  • In the event the conference is cancelled, Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC`s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration only.
  • The last day to make registration changes before arriving in Chicago, IL is Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (EST). Please note that if you do not make the June 9th deadline then you will be able to update your record onsite at the event.
  • Please do not call with a request to change your registration; it must be received via e-mail at


Solar Power Midwest restricts exhibitors from hosting or participating in competing or conflicting events or activities that occur during official Solar Power Midwest show hours. Exhibitors violating this policy will be subject to cancellation of their booth without refund and may not be invited to participate in future Solar Power Events exhibitions. Booth Personnel are not permitted to promote the exhibiting company outside the contracted exhibit space. All marketing must remain within the contracted exhibit space. Marketing materials may not be placed on conference tables or other areas that are not within the boundaries of the booth, both inside and outside of the exhibit hall. Show management reserves the right to remove individuals or discard display materials that do not comply with these guidelines. Solar Power Midwest has a zero-tolerance policy regarding suitcasing. Please note that while all meeting attendees are invited to the exhibit floor, any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or in another company's booth, will be asked to leave immediately.

What is suitcasing? Suitcasing is a business practice in which unethical companies will gain access to an event by obtaining some type of event credential (attendee badge, expo-only badge, etc.) and then solicit business in the aisles or other public spaces used for the conference. This practice skirts the support of the organizer and the industry.

What can you do? Please report any violations you observe to the exhibits manager, other Solar Power Midwest staff, or conference security. The exhibits manager will investigate all complaints of suitcasing. Solar Power Midwest recognizes that suitcasing may also take the form of commercial activity conducted from a hotel guest room or hospitality suite, a restaurant, or any other public place in proximity to our event. For the purposes of this policy, suitcasing violations may occur at venues other than the exhibition floor and at other events. It is for this reason Solar Power Midwest must be informed of any hospitality suites, and expressed consent must be given prior to the event.