Welcome to Our Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industry Page

Renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and water power play an important - and increasing - role in our nation's energy mix. The growth of clean and domestic renewable energy is an important part of addressing climate change and increasing our energy security.

Energy efficiency and energy conservation can be the most cost-effective and least-polluting means of reducing our demand for energy.

Key Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities:


  • Opportunities in Africa’s Power Sector – Webinar
    On June 30, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa, President Barack Obama announced Power Africa — an initiative to increase the number of people with access to power in sub-Saharan Africa. Rooted in partnerships, Power Africa is working with African governments, the private sector, and other partners in sub-Saharan Africa to add more than 30,000 megawatts (MW) of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity as well as increase electricity access by adding 60 million new home and business connections.

    The U.S. Commercial Service, in support of the Power Africa Initiative, is organizing a web-based seminar highlighting five of Africa’s top power markets. This webinar will provide a snapshot of opportunities in these markets, as well as resources available to help your company succeed.

    Tuesday, February 10
    11 am EST/10 am CST/8 am PST
    Your computer. Log-in details will be sent upon completion of registration.

    Registration Deadline:
    COB Monday February 9
    To view the agenda and speakers, CLICK HERE.
    Danielle Caltabiano at Danielle.Caltabiano@trade.gov or (281) 228-5655

Trade Events:

  • Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions Silicon Valley, February 9-11
    DGM: Sustainable Solutions will provide the access, information and forum for U.S. companies to discover new international market opportunities, and also the tools and business relationships to effectively pursue them. Pre‐scheduled private meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats in sectors such as power generation, energy conservation, land use, water treatment, advanced transportation, sustainable supply chain, and more: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nordics, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, U.A.E., U.K. For more information, contact Wellington.Chu@trade.gov. Program flyer attached.

  • Mexico Wind Power 2015
    February 25-26, 2015 | Mexico City, Mexico
    Mexico Wind Power 2015 is Mexico's largest trade event for wind power design, construction and power distribution. It is also the only wind power event in Mexico which is co-organized and supported by the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The American Wind Energy Association is also a supporting organization.

    Mexico WindPower 2015 will be a full exhibition with the conference, including a new focus on e show. Mexico Wind Power is a Latin American sales focused show, with several buyers from South America about 20% of the visitors are international arriving from throughout the continent. The show is growing at a rapid pace due to an increase in wind power construction projects and techniques as well as an increasing focus on green construction methods.

    MEXICO WINDPOWER will bring Mexican and international companies together in a single business center. For information on exhibiting in the U.S. Pavilion at this event, contact Miguel Vazquez.
  • African Utility Week | MAY 12-14, 2015 | Cape Town, South Africa
    Join the U.S. Commercial Service at one of the leading power events on the continent. The 15th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa is the only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals and offers a unique networking opportunity for engineers, stakeholders and solution providers alike.


    Exhibition - 250 exhibitors on 12,000sqm
    Conference - 1200 delegates across 8 tracks
    Networking - 5000 attendees, unlimited networking opportunities

    U.S. Pavilion Exhibition Space
    7 prime location exhibition stands (9m2) available within the U.S. Pavilion, including: Shell Scheme paneling and fascia name board; 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 light and 1 power point
    Access to One-on-One Business Counseling Sessions
    Business Matchmaking Services with Vetted Partners
    Exclusive Invitation to U.S. Government Energy Roundtable
    Exhibition packages prices from $4,000 (excluding travel and accommodation)
    Exclusive co-location with USAID’s Power Africa Team

    For more information, see attached flyer HERE or contact Jean-Claude.Gelle@trade.gov.
  • Hydrovision 2015 | Portland, OR | July 14-17, IBP Select.  As hydropower gains momentum in the search for clean, renewable energy, HydroVision International continues to grow as the premier event for hydro professionals to network, share best practices and see the latest U.S. products and technologies in the hydropower industry. HydroVision International 2014 had over 3,000 attendees from 56 countries and over 300 exhibitors. HydroVision conference tracks cover: Asset Management, Civil Works & Dam Safety, Marine Hydrokinetics, New Development, Operations & Maintenance, Policies & Regulation, Water Resources, and Technical Papers and & Posters. The National Hydropower Association is the official partnering association of the show. A number of workshops and seminars are co-located with HydroVision International, including the Waterpower Hydro Basics Course. For more information, contact William.Lawton@trade.gov or Glen.Roberts@trade.gov.

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