Could you highlight some workshops for attendees?
Intersolar North America 2017 will host a wide variety of workshops, conference sessions, and off-site activities for attendees. These range from installation workshops, such as the IREC-sponsored workshop on Solar Codes and Safety, to more trend-based workshops, such as The Post Net-Metered PV World: New Opportunities.
Other highlights include the exhibition floor’s Innovation and Application Stage, where attendees can gain practical knowledge on the solar industry’s latest trends and hear from Intersolar’s AWARD winners. This year’s event will also feature a multi-part Asset Management Summit and wine tastings and solar microgrid tours in Napa, Calif.
The event gives a lot of opportunities to meet people…Could you give us some tips for business at Intersolar?
As the largest solar industry networking event in California, Intersolar North America goes above and beyond to provide opportunities to connect professionals with all levels of the solar industry. Events such as the Powerhouse Circle, the German-American Green Business Breakfast, the SF Bay Area Sailing Tour, and the Alcatraz Tour bring together the industry’s leading founders and CEOs.
The biggest—and most popular—networking event at Intersolar North America, however, is the Solar Summerfest, which brings together thousands of solar professionals. This year’s Solar Summerfest will be the biggest yet and celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Intersolar North America and the 40th Anniversary of CALSEIA at AT&T Park. Attending businesses should review the conference schedule ahead of the event to plan their trip and take advantage of the plethora of networking opportunities available onsite.
Finally, can you give us some participation results of the last edition?
Intersolar North America is the most-attended solar industry exhibition and conference in North America. More than 550 exhibitors and 18,000 visitors participated in Intersolar and ees North America in 2016.
The 2016 conference and exhibition program featured 39 sessions with more than 260 speakers and 22 workshops. The ees North America exhibition and accompanying conference, focused on storage solutions for renewable energy, featured more than 100 exhibitors. We hope for an even bigger year in 2017.