Intersolar and ees North America 2018 will be debuting two new California Pavilions, hosted in partnership with the California Solar & Storage Association (formerly CALSEIA), and an expanded Powerhouse Pavilion, hosted in partnership with Oakland-based incubator Powerhouse. The three exhibition pavilions provide a platform for emerging companies and promising start-ups to present new products and services.
“Cutting-edge clean energy startups attend Intersolar to meet and mingle with industry leaders,” said Emily Kirsch, founder and CEO of Powerhouse. “The Powerhouse Pavilion will showcase the latest innovations in solar and storage – it is where deals get done and long-lasting connections are made.”
Now in its 11th year, Intersolar and ees North America remains a top event for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the solar plus storage industries. As the first major solar and storage event of the year in North America, it is a critical meeting place for industry executives, policymakers, project developers and financers. Located in San Francisco, the epicenter of technological innovation in the United States, attendees often look to the events for a big-picture perspective on the latest market trends impacting the marketplace.
“In the past decade, the solar industry has seen explosive growth along with areas of uncertainty due to shifts in the policy landscape,” said Florian Wessendorf and Daniel Strowitzki, managing directors of Intersolar and ees North America, in a statement. “We’ve weathered trade cases, policy debates, and market consolidations. We are no strangers to the ‘solar coaster,’ and work to ensure that Intersolar and ees North America will provide valuable opportunities for the industry to connect and learn how best to respond to these rapidly changing market dynamics.”
This year, attendees can expect to see special attention paid to the recent tariffs passed by the Trump Administration in response to a Section 201 trade complaint. The conference program will feature 40 sessions and workshops that focus on leading edge of policy development and new market trends that are shaping the future of the industry.
— Solar Builder magazine