Former US president Bill Clinton is to be keynote speaker at Solar Power International this September in Orlando, Florida. The solar energy conference and exhibition is presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).

"President Clinton's global perspective and stature are sure to motivate and inspire our exhibitors and attendees," said Julia Hamm, president and CEO of SEPA. "We are honoured to present the former President as our keynote speaker and believe that his understanding of the need to explore alternative energy will be a message that resonates with all."

"Having President Clinton keynote Solar Power International presents a fantastic opportunity for solar energy professionals attending in Orlando," said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA. "His leadership and commitment to expanding the use of solar energy – both in the US and in the developing world -- makes him one of our industry's strongest advocates. We are honoured to welcome President Clinton to Orlando and to hear his vision on elevating solar to the next level."

Last month, President Clinton visted Haiti as part of the William J. Clinton Foundation to build up Haiti’s green energy structure.