Since its inception in 2008, Intersolar has become the most attended solar event in North America, as well as the perfect networking platform for the solar industry in the country. On July (11-14), the exhibition and conference will be held again in San Francisco and the organisers of the show have dedicated us a few minutes to answer some questions about the next edition (the novelties, highlights, tips...). So, either you are planning to visit, or you just have some curiosity, don't miss the interview...!
Intersolar North America is the most-attended solar exhibition in US. But, what makes it different from other similar events?
As the first major U.S. solar event of the year, Intersolar attendees get a head start with unparalleled insight into the latest trends shaping this dynamic marketplace.
In addition Intersolar North America stands out for its unique conference and exhibition programs. 220 internationally renowned speakers will share their insights from the frontlines of the global solar and energy storage industry, where they are advancing technologies and finding ways to continue industry success. This year the conferences will also highlight smart renewable energy topics, and, in addition attendees can visit the 45th National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2016 organized by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).
Additionally, Intersolar North America offers a wide range of special events and site tours. These events provide valuable networking opportunities (e.g. Welcome reception, Solar Summerfest), in addition to showcasing landmark Bay Area solar installations, as well as some of the companies moving the solar and energy storage industry forward. Attendees can register for private Tesla factor tours, tours of San Francisco solar sites, a SF Bay Area sailing tour, and a trip to a solar-powered winery.
Attendees also profit by visiting the co-located events ees North America, covering the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies as well as SEMICON West, the flagship annual event for the global microelectronics industry.
What represents Intersolar North America for the annual calendar of the industry?
It is the first and most-attended solar event of the year in North America!
What are the highlights of Intersolar North America next edition?
Intersolar and ees North America will display the technologies and innovations driving the North American solar and electrical energy storage market’s growth. In addition to showcasing products from established companies, Intersolar North America highlights groundbreaking products and services from start-up, early and mid-stage companies. As the first major solar industry event of the year in North America, Intersolar will unveil the next-generation products to help reduce costs, boost efficiency and drive the solar market forward.
The exhibition floor will also be home to a series of special presentations and workshops including sessions on smart renewable energy technologies. This growing market sector is an important part of renewable energy generation, and presentations will discuss the technologies included in electric vehicles and charge management; predictive energy management systems; and intelligent power grids.
One of the strengths of the show is its conference program. Do you recommend us a session in particular?
Hard to say. It is really the mix and the quality of the presentation that makes the conference program so successful. There is hardly another event that combines market and finance topics with technologies, electrical energy storage, panels and new topics (Smart Renewable Energy) in the way we do. So it depends on where you focus is. We have high content for everyone in the supply chain.
Give us some reasons to don't miss the show
Intersolar and ees North America are the first major solar-plus-storage events of the year. Here is the best place to meet new costumers and connect with business partners face to face. Highlights and benefits are countless: discover latest technology updates, financial tools and legislative actions driving the market with over 220 renowned experts at the conference, network with 18,000 professionals, meet the who's who of the U.S. energy storage and solar industry, gain practical knowledge at Installation Workshops and Exhibition Workshops, explore the world of Smart Renewable Energy: solar and smart – the future of modern energy supply…
Finally, give us some participation results from the last edition
- 17,835 verified visitors from 88 countries
- 521 exhibiting companies from 20 countries
- 146 journalists and media representative
- 170,000 sq.ft of exhibition space