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The Governor kicked off the Solar Power International convention in San Diego with an opening night surprise appearance.

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The attendance of 20,000+ people was greater than anticipated. Due to the high numbers, the show for the following year was moved to Anaheim, where 25,000 are expected to swarm the Convention Center in October.

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Pictured:(above) Sen. Maria Cantwell, (R-WA), Schucco, a German-based firm, specializing in solar water heaters; Ascent Solar, thin film, California's governor Arnold: (below) Liz Merry, Verve Solar and Jennifer Kho, formerly Greentech Media.

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For those of you attending for the first time in 2009, here's a suggestion:

PV 101: “Solar Industry Orientation”™ for Businesses
Session #: PV101
Date/Venue: Monday, 10/26/2009 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Price: $275.00
Description: New to the U.S. solar industry? This fast-paced workshop presents the key topics that describe the solar PV industry – what it is, how it is growing so fast, and where the opportunities exist. Magnify the value of your time at SPI by learning the basics before it starts. Note: The Solar Industry Orientation for Businesses workshop (PV101) is directed toward entrepreneurs and business representatives that seek to generate business within the U.S. solar industry.

Taught by: Liz Merry, Verve Solar, and assisted by Dr. Mary Beth McCabe, Sun Marketing Solar.