STEP Warmfloor Participates in First-of-Its-Kind Live Microgrid at Solar Power International Convention

| by Monica Irgens
STEP Warmfloor Participates in First-of-Its-Kind Live Microgrid at  Solar Power International Convention

North America’s largest solar conference and exhibition, Solar Power International (SPI), held September 12-15 in Las Vegas, exceeded the anticipated attendance of 15,000 with over 18,000 attendees visiting 650 exhibitors.  Powered by the Solar Power Industries Association (SEIA), SPI’s growth is due in large part with the success of the solar market integrating with the “smart” market.

A first-of-its-kind live microgrid, Smart Energy Microgrid Pavilion, debuted at the event, and was fully powered for the four-day event by solar power.  It showed attendees how a variety of products can work together to enhance efficiency.  

Among the exhibitors was STEP Warmfloor, presenting their unique 24V DC heating elements which was connected directly to the DC microgrid.  

The attending energy professionals, many of whom will become key integrators and suppliers of smart home and business goods and services, expect nearly $6 trillion will be spent on smart devices by 2020.

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Topics: Radiant Heat

Companies: STEP Warmfloor

Monica Irgens

Monica is President of Electro Plastics, Inc., manufacturer of STEP Warmfloor® heating systems: a patented, low-voltage, self-regulating flat and thin heater. Monica has been in the radiant heating industry for over 20 years. She was member of the Radiant Panel Association for 15 years, served on the RPA Board of Directors as chairperson of the Electric Committee and the Green Committee. Monica is also a member of the USGBC and has been involved in the design of LEED registered buildings.

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