Event returns to San Francisco’s Mezzanine; proceeds benefit CALSEIA’s work to expand California’s solar market
SACRAMENTO, CA, March 28, 2017 - Quick Mount PV and CALSEIA announce that Solar Battle of the Bands, a unique solar industry party and musical competition, will now be produced and hosted by CALSEIA, which is celebrating its 40th year of service to the California solar industry. The event will return to the Mezzanine in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, during the week of Intersolar North America.
"We've always felt that Solar Battle of the Bands was an industry-wide event, not just a Quick Mount PV event," stated Claudia Wentworth, CEO of Quick Mount PV, the event founder and producer for the last six years. "We have been long-time supporters and members of CALSEIA and think they do great work for the industry. We want to further help their advocacy efforts in California, and we believe opening up this event to support CALSEIA's work is a win-win for everybody."
Last year's sponsors included AEE Solar, Inovateus Solar, KB Racking, Mounting Systems Inc., SolarEdge Technologies, Intersolar, NABCEP, Solar Energy International, Solar Power World and SolarPro. Six company bands from Fronius, Exosun, Sunpower, SolarCity, Inovateus Solar, and Quick Mount PV performed for a packed house of over 1200 enthusiastic solar professionals throughout the night.
"CALSEIA couldn't be more honored and excited to host this well-loved industry event," said CALSEIA Executive Director Bernadette Del Chiaro. "It is our goal to preserve the spirit of Solar Battle of the Bands as an inclusive, yet high-quality live music event that celebrates the people that drive this industry forward every day."
The event is made possible through generous contributions by sponsors and the participation of company-sponsored bands. If you are interested in sponsoring or entering your band into the contest, please visit SolarBattleoftheBands.com. Must be 21 or older to attend.
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.