Intersolar North America Draws International Participation

World solar industry to gather in San Francisco for first U.S.-based global

solar exhibition

Apr 24, 2008, 01:00 ET from Intersolar North America

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With just three short months
 until Intersolar North America begins in San Francisco, Solar Promotion
 International GmbH is pleased to announce an overwhelming participation by
 international exhibitors. Seventy-five percent of exhibitor space has been
 booked and nearly half of the registered exhibitors will be from overseas;
 attracted to the show based on the well-regarded reputation and continued
 growth of Intersolar's original exhibition, Intersolar Europe, and an
 increasing relevance of the United States for the world solar industry.
     Intersolar Europe has already established itself as the world's largest
 trade show for solar technology, and has earned an international reputation
 for bringing together the most successful companies in the international
 solar realm. At this year's June event in Munich, Germany, around 900
 exhibitors will present to an audience of 40,000 visitors across almost
 820,000 gross square feet of exhibitor floor space.
     Due in large part to this reputation, exhibitors who annually attend
 the European exhibition and come from the likes of Germany, Spain, France,
 China, India and elsewhere, plan to attend this year's inaugural Intersolar
 North America show to market their goods and services and explore the
 growing opportunities for solar energy in the United States. Intersolar
 North America will take place from July 15-17 at the Moscone Center in San
 Francisco, California and will be held in conjunction with SEMICON West
 2008 to incorporate the broad base of attendees in the complimentary
 markets of semiconductor and nano-electronics manufacturing and development
 and better serve the worldwide solar industry. The event will cover 350,000
 net square feet and draw some 200 solar companies from around the world.
 Some international companies who have already confirmed their attendance
 include: ersol Solar Energy AG (Germany), Scheuten Solar Holding
 (Netherlands), Xantrex Technology Inc. (Canada), Elettronica Santerno
 (Italy), Siliken Modules (Spain), Yingli New Energy Resources Co. (China),
 Solar Semiconductor (India) and Grand Solar Korea Co., Ltd. (South Korea).
     Intersolar North America will draw more than heritage and exhibitors
 from its European counterpart. The San Francisco event will also hold a
 very special symposium session, "Solar Gigawatts for Europe -- Status
 Perspectives European Solar Markets and Industries," which will be a sister
 performance of the "Solar Gigawatts for North America" symposium held in
 Munich. The two symposiums combine to provide and excellent forum for
 establishing transatlantic networks, and developing business opportunities
 between the North American and European continents in the ever-expanding
 global solar marketplace. In San Francisco, European experts will share
 their insights on sales trends in relation to current energy policies and
 how to best bridge business opportunities between continents.
     "The Intersolar brand is increasingly seen as the most effective
 industry platform to reach the world's solar energy market," said Solar
 Promotion International's chief executive, Markus Elsasser. "We are indeed
 honored to launch Intersolar North America as a continuation of this
 legacy, to draw the international solar audience even closer together and
 seek out potential for new business in this exploding solar energy
 environment," he said.
     About Intersolar
     The Intersolar brand is internationally recognized as the leading event
 for the solar energy industry. Intersolar Europe, previously held in
 Freiburg, Germany, has switched venues due to greater demand for space and
 is now held annually at the New Trade Fair Centre in Munich. Intersolar
 Europe is the world's largest solar exhibition with around 900 exhibitors
 and an exhibition space of almost 818,000 square feet.
     Solar Promotion International GmbH
     Solar Promotion International GmbH, of Germany, organizes exhibitions
 and conferences worldwide for the solar industry. Founded in 2001, Solar
 Promotion promotes solar technologies around the world to help further
 their advancement and implementation into everyday use. Solar Promotion
 organizes events in the photovoltaic, solar thermal, solar architecture,
 building efficiency technologies and efficient pellet fuel technology
 branches. These events include: Intersolar Europe, Intersolar North
 America, Interpellets, the Solar Thermal Industry Forum and Photovoltaic
 Industry Forum, among others. For further information, visit
     Freiburg Management und Marketing International GmbH (FMMI)
     Freiburg Management und Marketing International GmbH (FMMI) is owned
 and operated by the City of Freiburg and founded with the aim of promoting
 international cooperatives and organizing trade exhibitions and conferences
 relating to the economy, tourism, the environment and international city
 partnerships, at the behest of the City of Freiburg. "Green City Freiburg"
 is marketed worldwide to describe Freiburg's decades of expertise in solar
 technology, renewable energies and sustainable urban and traffic planning.
 FMMI's international activities strengthen and promote Freiburg as an
 economic hub. For further information, visit
     SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing
 supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries.
 SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter,
 faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970,
 SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new
 markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in
 Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai,
 Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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