On October 28th our Starfish team assisted the REC Group, a powerhouse solar company, in hosting a client appreciation event at the cozy Anabella Hotel in Anaheim, CA (right around the corner from Disneyland – made us feel like kids in a candy store again!). The celebratory evening brought together over 300 of REC and partner AEE Solar’s customers, partners and staff from all over the world (and we mean ALL over, from Japan, Germany, Switzerland, etc.) who were in town for the Solar Power International convention being held at the Anaheim Convention Center. The beautiful poolside gathering was filled with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment to celebrate the official North American launch of the group’s new black solar module.
As tiny lights twinkled over head, guests tried their luck at multiple casino games including blackjack, craps and roulette at the event that was appropriately themed “Bet on Black.” At the end of the night raffle prizes were given away based on the final chip count from the casino tables. Winners received mini demo modules of the new solar panels – a huge score for those in the industry. We were lucky enough to eavesdrop on some party goers raves about the upbeat atmosphere of the event, “Usually all of these events feel like work, with the constant networking. But this event is actually fun. Is this happening again next year? I’ll come back from Ft. Lauderdale just for this one!” It didn’t feel like work to us either.