CALSEIA, Intersolar and SEMI to Host Summerfest at AT&T Park

Event celebrates CALSEIA’s 40th and Intersolar North America’s 10th Anniversaries; proceeds benefit CALSEIA’s work to promote smart solar in California

Sacramento - March 7 - CALSEIA is teaming up with Intersolar and SEMI to host California's biggest-ever solar industry networking event, Summerfest 2017, at AT&T Park, home of San Francisco's major league baseball team.


Summerfest is the official networking party of Intersolar and ees North America, and SEMICON West, the largest solar, energy storage and advanced electronics exhibitions in North America. The party, to be held on Tuesday, July 11, will celebrate CALSEIA's 40th Anniversary and Intersolar's 10th Anniversary and is expected to attract over 2,500 participants.

"There's nothing more all-American than solar energy and baseball," said CALSEIA Executive Director Bernadette Del Chiaro. "It is going to be a very special night as we celebrate decades of championing solar energy together."

Summerfest is CALSEIA's biggest fundraising event of the year. As CALSEIA's largest donor and long-time supporter, Intersolar's funding partnership helps CALSEIA to promote smart solar technologies, drive policy advocacy and create a strong voice for solar and energy storage markets in California and nationwide.

"Intersolar is proud to be a major supporter of CALSEIA's efforts to improve all facets of the markets it serves," said Solar Promotion International's Managing Director Florian Wessendorf. "We think this premier solar networking and fundraising event will be a blast for everyone," added Daniel Strowitzki, CEO of FMMI International.

As an extra special feature, event attendees will be able to watch a live broadcast of the MLB All-Star Game, displayed on the AT&T Park jumbotron scoreboard and screens throughout the venue. Attendees can also enjoy food, beverages, dancing, stadium tours, and even batting practice in the underground batting cages.

"It is an honor for SEMI to be a part of this exciting event that will bring together hundreds of solar and electronics enthusiasts for an unforgettable evening of fun and celebration," said David Anderson, president of SEMI Americas. "SEMI looks forward to collaborating with Intersolar and CALSEIA and providing an excellent networking opportunity for our customers."

Solar Summerfest will take place on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 5pm-10pm at AT&T Park. Tickets can be purchased at www.calseia.org, www.intersolar.us, or www.semiconwest.org. All proceeds support CALSEIA's ongoing work to promote smart solar in California. Interested parties should contact CALSEIA for additional Summerfest sponsorship opportunities.

About CALSEIA
Since 1977, CALSEIA has advanced the common interests of the solar industry, helping make California's solar market the most robust in the United States. Comprised of over four hundred contractors, manufacturers, distributors, developers, engineers, consultants and educational organizations, CALSEIA represents a diverse membership committed to growing the California solar industry, including storage and solar hot water technologies. CALSEIA engages with local and state decision makers to ensure California remains a solar energy leader through good public policy and regulations that provide clarity, transparency, and certainty. More at www.CALSEIA.org.

About Intersolar
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 being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry. With more than 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. Inter solar is organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM).
For more information on Intersolar, please visit: www.intersolarglobal.com

About SEMI
SEMI® connects nearly 2,000 member companies and 250,000 professionals worldwide annually to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members grow, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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