As Summer kicks into full gear we can sit back and enjoy a bit of a break from the Tradeshow schedule. August will see a bit of a lull but starting September and intensifying in October the Alternative Energy tradeshow calendar is full! Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - August, September & October

Brandon Hetherington |

Intersolar North America just finished up; this years show took place July 7-10, 2013, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.  Over 19,000 visitors attented to learn about the latest technology innovations, financing models, business best practices and policy and incentive programs that are contributing to the growth of the U.S. solar industry. Products from nearly 600 exhibitors from 22 countries were on display on all three levels of Moscone West, representing the entire system of solar technology and showcasing advances in solar cell and module technology, balance of system components, solar heating and cooling and energy storage.

Make sure to check out our special Intersolar 2014 Newspage for Exhibitor news.

Also, our Tradeshow Report for Intersolar 2014 is now online.  Check it out here.


Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

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Not much going on as far as major tradeshows, but if you are in the Solar Manufacturing business SPIE Optics & Photonics is a great excuse to head to the beaches of San Diego.

Aug 17 - 21 2014, San Diego, California
Gain access to a focused program of 200+ technical presentations and courses on photovoltaic cell technologies, solar concentrators, solar hydrogen and light-capture, and manufacturing systems. Hear leaders in the field address barriers and solutions for commercialization of solar-generated products. In a world where interdisciplinary collaboration is the rule rather than the exception, the scope of the Solar Energy + Applications technical program gives you opportunities to collaborate across disciplines that no other event can. Don't miss the Solar Energy + Applications plenary and technical events. 
Phone - 360 676 3290
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The summer is over and the tradeshows are back up and running.  Batteries and Energy Storage has been a major topic all year long for, and The Battery Show is a premier tradeshow for this sector.  I included EU PVSEC in the list even though it is over in Europe, but it is an important show and well worth attending if possible.

Sep 09 - 11 2014, San Diego, CA
Infocast’s 7th Annual Utility Scale Solar Summit is the primary business hub where decision–makers come each year to move the utility scale solar sector forward. This networking event is the place where the entire utility scale solar community gathers to get the latest insights into the market and to meet the key players. The Summit focuses on the key trends impacting the utility scale sector and what they mean for the future of the industry. Leading utility-scale solar project developers, investors, lenders, utilities, equipment suppliers, construction contractors, EPCs and other key industry players will all be on hand to share their perspectives on how to meet the challenges of developing the next wave of utility scale projects, preparing for the post-2016 ITC era, and getting projects financed and completed. Attendees will also engage in robust networking and deal-making, for which the Summit is well known.
Phone - (818) 888- 4444
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Sep 16 - 18 2014, Novi, Michigan
Taking place September 16-18, in Novi, Detroit, Michigan, The Battery Show 2014 is the premier showcase of the latest advanced battery technology. The exhibition hall offers a platform to launch new products, make new contacts and maintain existing relationships. The Conference offers considerably expanded programming, with multiple tracks providing comprehensive insights across business, technical and R&D issues. With more qualified buyers and decision makers than any other event in North America, The Battery Show 2014 is the key to unlocking your future business opportunities. The Battery Show 2014 will be co-locating with Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo and Conference, the premier showcase for electric and hybrid vehicle technology and innovation. 
Phone - 855 436 8683
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Sep 22 - 26 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic Research and Technologies, Industries and Applications, and at the same time a leading international PV Industry Exhibition. It gathers the global PV community to conduct business, to network and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics. This global event uniquely combines scientific, technological industrial and market issues from the perspective of research and development, industry, finance and politics. It is considered to be the world’s leading science-to-science, business-to-business and science-to-industry platform for the global PV solar sector. The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre. 
Phone - +49-89-720 12 735 
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Sep 28 - 01 2014, Portland, OR
Every year, the Geothermal Energy Expo® hosts the world's largest gathering of vendors providing support for geothermal resource exploration, characterization, development, production and management. It provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state of the art technology to the geothermal community. 
Phone - (202)454.5263
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This year Solar Power International has moved to October.  SPI is perhaps the most important show for the solar industry here in North America.

For the past several years has been a media partner with SPI.  Check out last years Tradeshow Report to see some of the cool products from the show. Stay tuned as we will again offer a special newspage devoted to news specifically from the show.


Oct 01 - 03 2014, Washington, DC
The WEEC is the one truly comprehensive forum where you can fully assess the "big picture" and see exactly how the economic and market forces, new technologies, regulatory developments and industry trends all merge to shape your critical decisions on your organization's energy and economic future. The annual event features a large, multi-track conference agenda, a full line-up of seminars on a variety of current topics, and a comprehensive exposition of the market's most promising new technologies.
Phone - (770) 447-5083
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Oct 07 - 08 2014, Atlantic City, NJ
2014 has become a turning point for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry. With projects in advanced stages of development, lease auctions in several states, and additional government funding for advanced technology demonstration projects, the U.S. offshore wind energy industry is picking up speed and momentum. 2014 will be a critical year; don't get left behind as the industry and the players move forward.
Phone - 202.383.2500
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Oct 20 - 23 2014, Las Vegas, NV
Solar Power International is the largest global conference and exhibition for the solar energy industry. Gathering more than 15,000 industry leaders and professionals and nearly 700 exhibiting companies, SPI delivers the power of solar through ideas, innovation, information, and industry connections. 
Phone - 703-738-9460
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Oct 27 - 29 2014, Montreal, QC
CanWEA 2014 conference will be better than ever! The conference will continue to tackle important issues facing the industry while serving as the main platform for networking and discovering the latest technologies, solutions and opportunities in the Canadian energy market. Canada’s largest wind energy focused event is expected to draw over 2,000 delegates and 200 exhibitors.
Phone - 613-234-8716
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