SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendee registration is now open for Intersolar North America, the most-attended solar industry exhibition and conference dedicated to the North American market. Year after year, the event brings together 18,000 solar executives, policymakers and advocates, as well as 1,500 conference delegates from around the world, to get the first look at new technologies and forge valuable business connections.
GTM Research predicts that the quickly growing U.S. solar market will be one of the world's three largest PV markets in 2015, which has generated much buzz among industry observers. As the first major U.S. solar event this year, Intersolar North America offers visitors dynamic discussions and unparalleled insight into the latest trends shaping the marketplace.
The exhibition floor and conference program will once again highlight innovations across the solar value chain, from both emerging start-ups and established market leaders. During 45 educational conference sessions, Intersolar North America's more than 200 distinguished speakers will provide unmatched insight into the technologies, policies and financing models driving down solar costs and expanding the market. The conference will be held from July 13 to 15 at the InterContinental Hotel, located at 888 Howard Street. Registration information and the schedule are now available online. Early-bird rates are available until June 5.
On the exhibition floor, visitors can see the products and services shaping the North American solar industry from 500 solar exhibitors and 50 energy storage companies. This year's exhibition, held from July 14 to 16 in San Francisco's Moscone Center West, features six dedicated exhibition segments, including the U.S. debut of special exhibition ees™ (electrical energy storage) the ideal platform for all stakeholders in the rapidly growing energy storage market. The exhibition will also host a variety of training sessions and installation workshops on behalf of Intersolar North America exhibitors and partners like the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), Solar Energy International and the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA).
Exhibition registration is free before May 8 and grants access to both Intersolar and ees™ North America (West Hall), as well as the premier event for the global microelectronics industry, SEMICON West (North/South Halls). Intersolar is co-organized by SEMI, the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industry.
Special Events Highlight Intersolar's Support of the U.S. and Global Solar Industry
Intersolar North America's location in San Francisco provides the opportunity for visitors to attend a number of special events alongside the exhibition and conference. In addition to a solar winery tour in the Napa Valley and a sailing tour on San Francisco Bay, organized with partner NorCal Solar, Intersolar North America will host the popular Solar Summerfest with CALSEIA. The events support the California solar industry, and all proceeds are directed back to solar industry associations. Tickets for the events can be purchased online along with attendee registration.
Intersolar works closely with trade groups and nonprofit organizations at the local, state and federal levels—including CALSEIA and multiple state SEIA chapters—to expand the solar market. As a grassroots supporter of the North American solar industry, Intersolar has been active in solar policy development, market creation and increasing public awareness on a global basis for nearly 25 years.
As part of its efforts, Intersolar invests in solar education and social programs. Last year, Intersolar North America hosted the Solar Rollers special exhibit, which showcased the work of high school students who designed and built solar powered vehicles. This year, the event will continue to highlight the educational benefits of solar by hosting a new workshop, "K-12 Teaching Tips for the Solar Industry" with partner Rahus Institute and Solar Schoolhouse. Globally, Intersolar has continued its support of the Solar Study Lights portion of One Child, One Light campaign for the second straight year, and will deliver 700 solar-powered LED lights to school children in India. It is also a sponsor of UNESCO's Year of Light.
In the coming weeks, Intersolar North America will make additional announcements regarding its conference speakers and schedule for exhibition workshops, drawing on its trusted partner network to develop high-value sessions and events for attendees. More information can be found on its website.
About Intersolar North America
With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world's leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of
increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply.
Since its establishment in 2008, Intersolar North America has become the most attended solar event and the premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. Co-located with SEMICON West, it takes place annually at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, the United States' pioneering solar market.
The event's exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production
technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has
become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service
providers and partners of the global solar industry.
A total of 530 exhibitors and 17,473 trade visitors participated in Intersolar North America in 2014. The conference featured 40 sessions and 25 workshops with more than 200 speakers.
With over 20 years of experience, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together members of the solar industry from across the world's most influential markets. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, Beijing and São Paulo. Starting in 2014, these global events will be complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which will take place in emerging and
growing markets worldwide.
For more information on Intersolar North America, please visit: www.intersolar.us
Organizers: Intersolar North America is organized by Solar Promotion International GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI).
SOURCE Intersolar North America