Intersolar North America is the largest-attended solar energy industry conference in the US. Solar Summerfest, hosted by CALSEIA and Intersolar, is the premiere networking event and bash of the event. CALSEIA member-companies receive discounts on exhibition booths, conference passes and Summerfest tickets.
CALSEIA is proud to partner with Intersolar North America yet again for the United States’ largest annual solar energy conference. Visitors from over 75 countries gather every July in San Francisco to share insights into the US and global solar markets, and solar technology trends. The total attendance in 2012 was nearly 30,000 (exhibition visitors, conference attendees and exhibitor staff). Additionally, the educational conference sessions, networking opportunities, SummerFest event and seeing the latest innovations in solar make Intersolar a must-attend event for any solar professional.
Get connected with solar decision makers and industry experts at America’s best attended b2b event – Intersolar North America from July 7–10, 2014 in San Francisco!
Governor Jerry Brown Delivers Keynote Speech at Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony was held Monday night, wherein Gov. Jerry Brown delivered a keynote address to a packed room. In his passionate and inspiring address, Gov. Brown threatened "any and all obstacles that stand in the way" of solar energy and declared all-out war on Climate Change. Also admirable was San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee’s pledge for San Francisco to have a 100% RPS. Following the Governor and the Mayor was CALSEIA’s very own, new executive director, Bernadette Del Chiaro, who gave an opening speech on California solar policy. Following Del Chiaro was Dr. Dan E. Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE – both of whom also gave compelling opening remarks on the status of the industry and the potential for growth.
CALSEIA Conference Sessions
Both of CALSEIA’s Conference sessions were well-attended and featured insightful discussion on California’s solar market from a all-star panel of industry and policy leaders.
California Solar Markets: Opportunities & Challenges RPS and Going beyond the CSI Program: Ben Airth, Program Manager, California Center for Sustainable Energy, Bernadette Del Chiaro, Executive Director, California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), Gary Gerber, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Light & Power, Ed Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Aztec Solar, and Sanjay Ranchod, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel, SolarCity, U.S.
Solar Policies for 2013: Roundtable Discussion with California Policymakers: Deana Carrillo, Manager of the California Alternative Energy & Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA), Carla Peterman, CPUC Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission, David Rubin, Director, Service Analysis, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and The Honorable Nancy Skinner, CA State Assembly Member, State of California.
Solar Summerfest 2013
CALSEIA's annual Solar Summerfest, held every year at Intersolar North America, event engages a wide range of the conference attendees, exhibitors, and visitors of the exhibition. With cocktails, complimentary beer, wine and appetizers in a unique rooftop setting overlooking downtown San Francisco, this is the perfect venue for unwinding from the day or continuing your business discussions. Held on the opening night of the show. Attended by nearly 2,500 people, this fundraising event is crucial to CALSEIA’s ability to represent the industry and advocate for effective solar policy.
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July 8-10, 2014
Moscone Center 747 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
July 7-10, 2014
InterContinental Hotel San Francisco 888 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Conference Area - Levels 3-5