The Solar Business Festival 2017 will be centered at Thompson Conference Center (TCC), a full-service, non-residential conference center located on The University of Texas at Austin campus. On June 20, 2007, Austin was designated by the U.S. Department of Energy, as a Solar America City. The City of Austin has an established and long-term focus on sustainability. This is evidenced by the accomplishments of its citywide solar energy program, which has been in place since the 1980s and is operated by the municipal utility, Austin Energy. Austin has an excellent solar resource potential combined with a very active and vocal community that engages in the public planning process, the city has made significant strides to promote solar and other clean-energy technologies.
From Music to Technology, from Food to Investment, Austin is exploding with innovation and innovative people. In Spring 2017, Austin was ranked No. 1 “Best Places to Live in the U.S” by US News. We’re excited to host Solar Business Festival in a Solar America City & a prime location for solar technology. Join us in Austin to be part of the leading solar conference and trade show focus on Texas market.
Texas is the premier business investment destination
- #1 Exporting State
- Leader in Global Energy, High-Tech & Telecommunications
- Only State with its own Power Grid
- No Personal Income Tax
- 54 Fortune 500 Companies
- $64 Billion Travel Spending
- 13+ Million Labor Force
- 2nd Most Populous State
Get to Know Austin!
Get to know the city while you mingle with locals and visitors alike. Fuel up with coffee and cocktails from local favorites, and enjoy Austin’s famous tacos, barbecue, and other fare from local food trucks. Shop at popup shops with some of Austin’s most popular brands, including Kendra Scott and Allens Boots. Flip through records from Austin artists and play some of your picks. Then stop by for happy hour and enjoy some local live music before getting your evening started.