Prestigious Intersolar AWARD to Honor Solar Projects in North America Intersolar North America call for awards open until March 30, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the premier solar industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities in the U.S. solar market, is featuring next-generation solar products and cutting edge technologies from exhibitors from across the globe. The solar industry's most prestigious innovation prize, the Intersolar AWARD, will now feature a new category that will recognize landmark solar projects within North America.

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Applications for the 2012 Intersolar AWARD are open now until March 30, and exhibitors of Intersolar North America 2012, Intersolar Europe 2012, Intersolar China 2011 and Intersolar India 2011 are invited to apply. Winners will be chosen based on their project's innovative strength and outstanding services and products. The 5th anniversary of the Intersolar AWARD will see the jury award up to three winners from categories of "Photovoltaics," "Solar Thermal Technologies" and "PV Production Technologies." With the addition of the new category, "Solar Projects in North America," exhibitors will have the opportunity to submit their groundbreaking and unique projects for consideration and will have the potential to play an exemplary role in developing and increasing the significance of solar energy, providing a model for the future. The category will be rolled out to different markets as well, including solar projects in China and India.

Categories eligible for submission include "Solar Building," "Industrial and Commercial Use," as well as "Utility Scale Projects." The Intersolar AWARD in this category will be presented as part of Intersolar North America in San Francisco on July 10, 2012.

A total of 301 innovations from 25 countries have entered for the Intersolar AWARD since it was established. Each year sees an increase in the quality of the applications – this industry award shines a light on the winners and their products for the entire global solar industry to admire. With the new category specifically aimed at North American innovation, this year will reflect the talent and innovation coming out of the North American market.

Shining a Light on North American Solar

An expert jury, made up of specialists from science, industry, research and trade media, selects the winners from each category. Below is a breakdown of categories and sub-categories for nominations:

  • Photovoltaics
    • Products, Services or Solutions
  • Solar Thermal Technologies
    • Products, Services or Solutions
  • PV Production Technologies
    • Products, Services or Solutions
  • Solar Projects in North America
    • Solar Building: Building integration (zero-energy and energy-plus concepts) of photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies to generate electricity, heat and cooling for buildings. The primary consideration will be how concepts are implemented from aesthetic and architectural points of view.
    • Industrial and Commercial Use: The use of solar energy for industrial production and supplying commercial buildings.
    • Utility Scale Projects: PV power plants (commercial installations and large-scale power plants) and solar thermal power plants.

The Intersolar AWARD for "Photovoltaics," "Solar Thermal Technologies" and the category "PV Production Technologies" will be presented during an official ceremony on June 13, 2012 at 4:30pm at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The winner of the "Solar Projects in North America" category will be announced on July 10, 2012 at Intersolar North America in San Francisco at Moscone Center.

Companies wanting to be considered for the Intersolar AWARD can register on the Intersolar North America website under "Exhibitor Service", "Marketing + Promotion", then menu item "Intersolar AWARD". All applications must be submitted by March 30, 2012.

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About Intersolar
With over 3,500 exhibitors and 120,000 visitors spanning three continents, Intersolar is the world's leading exhibition series for the solar industry.

Intersolar North America takes place annually in San Francisco's Moscone Center. Since its establishment in 2008, the exhibition and conference have developed into the premier platform for the solar industry in North America. Intersolar North America focuses on photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies and is co-located with SEMICON West. It has quickly established itself among manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and service providers as an international industry meeting point.

In total, 834 exhibitors and 19,168 trade visitors participated in 2011. The conference featured 30 sessions with 220 speakers and catered to 1,617 conference attendees.

Intersolar's storied history of international exhibitions and conferences spans more than 20 years. Taking place in addition to Intersolar North America are Intersolar India in Mumbai, and Intersolar China in Beijing, which was launched in 2011. The world's largest exhibition for the solar industry is Intersolar Europe in Munich.

For more information on Intersolar North America please visit:  http://www.intersolar.us/

SOURCE Intersolar North America



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