One of North America’s largest solar trade shows (and possibly its biggest party), Intersolar North America and ees North America, have opened registration for their much-anticipated 2017 exhibitions and conferences. Taking place on July 11 through July 13 in San Francisco, the events will be co-located at the Moscone Center. Registration is now available online.
Intersolar North America 2017 will celebrate its 10th anniversary in conjunction with its longtime event partner California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA). CALSEIA is also celebrating a major anniversary this year: 40 years of service to the California solar community. In collaboration with SEMICON West and ees North America, Intersolar and CALSEIA will host California’s biggest-ever solar industry networking event, Summerfest 2017, at AT&T Park, home of San Francisco’s major league baseball team. As CALSEIA’s largest donor, Intersolar’s funding partnership helps CALSEIA drive growth in the California solar market and nationwide.
“The solar industry has changed significantly over the past 10 years,” said Intersolar’s Managing Director, Florian Wessendorf. “A decade ago, discussions at Intersolar North America revolved around reducing the cost of solar photovoltaic panels.”
“Today, we are talking about the emergence of innovative business models like community solar, the rise of solar plus storage, reduction of soft costs and so many other innovations,” added Daniel Strowitski, CEO of FMMI. “Every year, our event reflects the changing market landscape and the solar industry’s progress.”
Intersolar North America Conference will feature hundreds of expert speakers, dozens of sessions, and a multitude of workshops. Discussions featured at the event are known for delving into the hottest solar trends of the day, including smart renewable energy, the rise of project finance, the intersection of energy storage and electric vehicles, and how local and national policy trends influence the growth of the sector. The event is also co-located with ees North America and SEMICON West.
More than 550 exhibitors and more than 18,000 visitors participated in Intersolar and ees North America in 2016. Solar and energy storage enthusiasts are invited to sign up to visit the exhibition for free until April 7, 2017.
— Solar Builder magazine