It’s that time of year. Leaves are falling to the ground, and another SPI has come and gone. With winter looming, and as everyone continues to settle back in after the show, I find myself feeling a bit nostalgic. Nostalgic for warmer, longer days, and nostalgic for the excitement of exhibiting at the largest solar trade show in North America. Winter of 2018 is just around the corner, and I just know it will fly by, as always seems to be the case when you truly love what you do.
EcoFasten Solar was there, and SPI 2017 definitely did not disappoint. Twenty thousand attendees flooded the show floor.
For proper perspective, the 2017 Pokémon GO Fest drew a little less than that. Not the same genre, I know, but that gives you an idea on the caliber of SPI….
Eighty different delegations, including over 1,000 international attendees were represented. It’s actually pretty hard to wrap your brain around.
With the solar industry being such a tight knit group, it’s always such a pleasure to see new faces, and to form new connections, new relationships, and new friendships.
The show this year was especially exciting for us. Not only because of the turnout, and not because we launched 4 new products this year, but because our Rock-It System was chosen as the rail-free racking solution for the on-site microgrid, which sat proudly displayed on a 50’ GES flatbed trailer.
Our awesome President, Brian, in true “Brian-form”, rolled up his sleeves, drove to Vegas and went to work helping set it all up along with the team from EMerge Alliance under the hot Vegas sun.
The microgrid has been such a hit that representatives from the Consumer Electronics Show asked to have the microgrid on display again at this year’s CES show, with an attending crowd of over 200,000. If you’ll be in Vegas the week of January 7th, there’s a good chance you’ll see it in person.
We hope all of our industry peers also had an enjoyable and successful show!
Until SPI 2018, where you’ll find us at the front of the show in a much larger space, please always feel free to contact us with questions, sample requests, product information needs, or just say hi!
And don’t forget, voting for Solar Power World’s 2017 Leadership in Solar Energy closes October 31st. Thank you in advance for voting for EcoFasten Solar in the Racking & Mounting category. Voted top Racking & Mounting company in 2016 is a great source of pride for us, so thank you to all those who have taken, or will take the time to vote again this year.
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Industry leader EcoFasten Solar designs, engineers, and manufactures patented, watertight solar roof mounts, rail-free racking systems, and components. The company provides mounting solutions that are easy to install, cost-effective, rugged in fabrication, and unsurpassed in quality. Comprised of a seasoned and growing team of professionals with talent, ability, and drive, all EcoFasten Solar products are precision-designed with the installer in mind.