Solar Promotion International GmbH and FMMI GmbH announced that three of the company’s North American events – Intersolar, ees (electrical energy storage) and Power2Drive North America – will be acquired by Maine-based international media company Diversified Communications. Solar Promotion International and FMMI also announced that the next Intersolar, ees and Power2Drive North America events, co-located for the past eleven years in San Francisco in July, will move to San Diego Convention Center for February 4-6, 2020.
Diversified owns and operates a 1.5 Megawatt solar farm in Brunswick, Maine.
“Our interest in solar stems from our Board of Directors; and growing our own event series in solar and energy storage is an exciting way to further contribute to the renewable energy industry,” said Theodore Wirth, Diversified Communications’ President and CEO.
According to Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Solar Promotion International’s Managing Director, “With the strong interest shown by Diversified, and their desire to expand into the solar and storage market, it was an ideal time for us to turn over the next phase of growth to their very capable and experienced team.” Wessendorf further explained, “While we’ve created a very strong show in the U.S., we have decided to focus resources on our new The smarter E concept and to grow our presence in the promising markets in Central and South America.”
No word yet on what this means for Battle of the Bands.
— Solar Builder magazine