|Dates||July 8-10, 2014|
Intersolar North America
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!
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.
CALSEIA Conference Sessions
STORING THE SUN: HOW STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES WILL SHAPRE CALIFORNIA'S GRID
BREAKTHROUGHS IN FINANCING: CALIFORNIA’S LATEST EFFORTS TO BRING SOLAR HOME
21ST CENTURY PERMITTING: TODAY’S EFFORT TO MODERNIZE PERMITTING AND SLASH SOFT COSTS
2015 AND BEYOND: A LOOK AT WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR CALIFORNIA’S SOLAR MARKETS
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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.