Intersolar - Intersolar North America Expands Conference Offerings, Off-site Tours, Networking Opportunities

Conference attendees gain access to co-located ees North America, SOLAR 2016 conferences 25 percent discount for all conference registrations offered until May 6

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2016 - Intersolar North America, the most attended solar industry exhibition and conference dedicated to the North American market, will feature an expanded conference program, including four conference tracks and access to the co-located ASES conference SOLAR 2016. Over the course of three days, conference speakers will discuss the key technologies in the areas of solar and energy storage, financial tools and legislative actions driving the North American solar market, and the solar industry's worldwide growth. The event will be held July 11 - 13 at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco, and program registration is now available online. In honor of Intersolar's 25th anniversary, a 25 percent discount is available on all conference registrations until May 6.

With more than 200 reputable solar executives confirmed to speak, attendees will learn about the new technologies and financing options innovating and improving the North American solar energy market, as well as the drivers behind the global expansion of solar. Confirmed program tracks include:
• Markets, which includes sessions on global PV markets, such as"Emerging Markets Across the Americas: Mexico / Chile / Brazil", "A Sustained Boom Across North America?", "Asia's Support Policies,"and "Net Metering: Present and Future", among other sessions, including Asset Management Sessions and the popular Growth Company Forum.
• PV Technologies, which includes panels such as "Crystalline Silicon PV: Addressing the Future", "PV Plants: Design, Reliability and Monitoring", "Balance of Systems: Inverter - the Pacemaker of PV Power Plants", and "The Future of PV: Executive Panel".
• Smart Renewable Energy, which will feature the sessions"Building a Smarter Grid", "Grid Structure & Big Data", and "State Approaches to Distributed Energy Sources".
• Finance, which will offer discussions like "Improving the Bankability and Investability of Solar", "Smart Energy Asset Management", and"Advanced Topics for New Business Models and Operations".

Several conference sessions, such as "The Future of PV: Executive Panel" and"Hot Spots of the U.S. Storage Market" will cover the broad policy, financing and technical trends shaping the solar and energy storage industry. Intersolar North America organizers drew on the input and expertise of its roster of conference partners to develop this year's program. This year's partners are the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), American Solar Energy Society (ASES), Fraunhofer ISE, Greencity Freiburg, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), Joint Forces for Solar, NAATBatt International, the North California Solar Energy Association (NorCal Solar), Solar Energy International, NABCEP and the Sunspec Alliance.
"Year after year, Intersolar is a major event for North America's solar industry. CALSEIA is proud to partner with Intersolar event organizer to bring the latest news on financing, net metering and smart grid technologies to this international stage," said Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of CALSEIA. "We have designed sessions at Intersolar 2016 to provide attendees with key information to help them master the rapidly evolving U.S. solar market."

Additionally, due to popular demand, Intersolar North America has expanded the number of its special events and site tours. These events provide valuable networking opportunities, 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, which benefit CALSEIA and NorCal Solar. New this year is the Sol Systems Run for the Sun, a 5k benefitting CALSEIA. A full schedule for the Intersolar North America conference program, including off-site events, is available online. The schedule will be updated with the names of speakers as they are confirmed. Registration for the Run for the Sun is open online.
Registration for the Intersolar and ees North America conferences brings added value this year in the form of access to the co-located SOLAR 2016. All Intersolar and ees conference attendees (either the full three-day package or one-day ticket) can gain access to concurrent tracks at the other event free of charge.
After a successful debut at last year's Intersolar 2015, where conference panels drew standing-room only crowds, ees North America has been upgraded from a program track to a standalone event. ees North America's 2016 program tracks, curated with NAATBatt and other industry partners, will discuss emerging policies promoting adoption of renewable energy solutions and showcase the latest energy storage and management technologies.

"This year's ees program includes an inside look at the energy storage technologies transforming our relationship with solar energy," said James Greenberger, executive director of NAATBatt International. "From financing to applications, panels at ees in 2016 will share how developers can maximize profits with innovative energy storage solutions."
Additionally, Intersolar is proud to announce that the 2016 conference will also be held in conjunction with the American Solar Energy Society's (ASES) SOLAR 2016. ASES SOLAR 2016 will discuss the advancement of renewable energy in the United States, and share cutting-edge research contributing to the advancement of the PV, solar thermal, and energy storage industries. The powerhouse combination of Intersolar North America, ees North America, and SOLAR 2016 will provide attendees with the most comprehensive overview of factors driving solar industry growth.
All registered conference attendees are also welcome to attend the opening ceremony and welcome reception of Intersolar North America on Monday, July 11.
About ees North America
The ees global exhibition series is the electrical energy storage industry's hotspot for manufacturers, distributors, users and suppliers of stationary and mobile storage solutions. ees exhibitions are organized in cooperation with Intersolar, the world's leading exhibition series for the solar industry.
The ees exhibitions and accompanying conferences are focused on storage solutions for renewable energy, from residential and commercial applications to large-scale storage systems for stabilizing the grids. ees also features energy management, electric transportation and uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
There are three ees events around the world—ees North America in San Francisco, ees Europe in Munich, and ees India in Mumbai. The ees North America debuted in 2015 as a special exhibition in San Francisco. In 2016, ees North America becomes a stand-alone exhibition co-located with Intersolar North America.
With 100 expected exhibitors and 18,000 visitors at the co-located events, it will be the most-attended solar-plus-storage event in the U.S.
For more information on ees please visit www.ees-northamerica.com
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, Intersolar North America takes place annually at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, in the heart of the United States' pioneering solar market. The event will expand to host a co-located energy storage-focused exhibition, ees North America. ees grew out of Intersolar North America's popular energy storage exhibition segment.
A total of 521 exhibitors and around 17,835 visitors participated in Intersolar North America in 2015. The conference and exhibition program featured 47 sessions with more than 200 speakers and 25 workshops.

Intersolar North America's exhibition and conference focus on photovoltaics, energy storage systems, smart renewable energy and solar heating & cooling technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform to connect manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers, policy makers, start-up founders, financiers, installers and partners in the global solar industry.

With 25 years of experience, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together members of the solar industry from across the world's most influential markets and solar supply chain. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, and São Paulo, and, starting in 2016, in Dubai. These global events are complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.

For more information on Intersolar North America, please visit:http://www.intersolar.us

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