American Solar Energy Society to partner with Intersolar North America
Friday, Jan 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the most attended industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities in the U.S. solar market, today announced that partner American Solar Energy Society (ASES), the nation's leading association of solar professionals and advocates focused on technological innovation, will hold their annual conference in conjunction with the seventh annual Intersolar North America in San Francisco this July.

"We are very pleased to collaborate with Intersolar," said Seth Masia, executive director of ASES. "Their long-standing alliance with the Fraunhofer Institute and with the International Solar Energy Society is a very good fit with the ASES conference mission. Beyond that, ASES has been looking for an opportunity to hold its own conference mid-summer, when faculty and grad students will find it easier to attend. Both the timing and the location suit our purposes perfectly."

ASES will organize and present Solar 2014—the 43rd annual event in America's longest running solar conference series—from July 6 to 10. With six decades of history in North American renewable energy laboratories and industries, ASES and its programs will bring new and engaging content to the Intersolar North America conference, including discussions in fields including Resource Assessment & Integration, Passive Solar Building, Transportation and Biofuels, Concentrated Solar Power, Thermal Solar Power, Distributed Wind Power, and Young & Emerging Professionals in Solar. Through this partnership, ASES and Intersolar North America are able to reach an unprecedented range of attendees and cover the most relevant topics in the U.S. renewable energy industries.

Over the past two decades, ASES has held its National Solar Conferences (SOLAR) alternately at East Coast and West Coast locations. After SOLAR 2013 in Baltimore, San Francisco was selected as the most suitable location for 2014. Located in the heart of the United States' largest solar market, Intersolar North America plans to welcome approximately 600 exhibitors and 18,000 attendees to the exhibition halls at the Moscone Center.

This year's Intersolar North America conference program will focus on traditional topics including PV technologies, market trends and policies, and will expand its focus to additional sessions on energy storage, balance of system and financing. Attendees can expect a broader and more robust program with the co-location of the two conferences.

"Heading into our seventh year in San Francisco, Intersolar is proud to expand our conference offering by joining forces with valued industry partner American Solar Energy Society," commented Markus Elsaesser CEO of Solar Promotion International GmbH, organizer of Intersolar North America. "Attendees can expect that the quality of topics discussed, including the most advanced technologies, policy developments and business strategies, will be world-class as in previous years. The diversity of perspectives influencing the agenda will maximize insights available to attendees."

Intersolar and ASES conference attendees will have access to both programs with a single conference pass, as well as to the Intersolar North America exhibition next door. The Intersolar conference will take place on the third and fourth floor, while the ASES conference will be located on the fifth floor of the InterContinental Hotel. Both conferences will feature in-depth discussions with a strong line up of solar executives, policymakers and industry leaders, and will offer conference attendees a broader array of topics related to the solar market.

The call for speakers for Intersolar North America is now open. Interested industry representatives can access the topics and submit a speaking abstract on the Intersolar website here or on the Solar 2014 website here. Registration will start on March 18.

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 solar industry.

A total of 576 exhibitors and 17,881 trade visitors participated in Intersolar North America in 2013. The conference featured more than 50 sessions with more than 200 speakers and approximately 1,600 attendees.

With more than 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 Sao Paulo. Starting in 2014, these global events will be complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which will take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.

About ASES

Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society is the nation's leading association of solar professionals & advocates. ASES' mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy and to advance education, research and policy. Along with ISES, ASES celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014.

SOURCE Intersolar North America

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