Intersolar North America Welcomes Solar Industry Veteran to Leadership Team

Renewable Energy World founder Jim Callihan appointed Director, Sales and Marketing North America

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2014 -- Intersolar North America, the most well attended solar industry exhibition and conference in North America, today announced the addition of Jim Callihan to its team as Director, Sales and Marketing North America. Drawing from nearly two decades of experience in the solar industry, Callihan will serve as a liaison and advisor for exhibitors and partners looking to maximize event participation.

Intersolar North America 2015, taking place July 14 – 16 in San Francisco, will welcome solar professionals from across the supply chain to share insights into the technologies, business models and policies spurring solar industry growth. Callihan will work directly with Intersolar North America's exhibitors and partners to enhance corporate visibility and establish new business connections through unique event marketing programs before and during the event. He will also introduce and integrate Intersolar's global event opportunities for North America exhibitors seeking to expand internationally.

"Intersolar's mission to increase the share of solar sources in the world's energy supply mirrors my own vision for ongoing growth and development of solar power home and abroad," said Jim Callihan, Director, Sales and Marketing North America. "Intersolar events have been central to my solar education over the past 15 years, and I look forward to working alongside this dedicated team to translate my experience into success for our exhibitors and partners each July in San Francisco."

Callihan comes to the Intersolar team with deep and diverse experience in the solar industry. He was co-founder of the solar industry news site,, known today as Renewable Energy World. Under Callihan's leadership, Renewable Energy World grew its online audience to 350,000 readers monthly and its digital magazine subscriber base to more than 50,000.

"Visitors return to Intersolar North America each year because of the quality business connections and novel insights shared exclusively at our event, and Jim will play a key role in our efforts to connect solar businesses," said Markus Elsaesser, CEO of Solar Promotion International GmBH, a co-organizer of Intersolar North America. "Jim is an excellent addition to our already stellar team. Together, we will work to ensure that our exhibitors and partners receive the full value of Intersolar North America in 2015 and beyond."

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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 global solar industry.

A total of 530 exhibitors and 17,473 trade visitors participated in Intersolar North America in 2014. The conference featured 40 sessions and 25 workshops with more than 200 speakers.

With over 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 is to take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.

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