19 April 2017 2017 12:15 PM GMT

Intersolar North America And CALSEIA Celebrate Major Anniversaries With Big Bash

Many of the 18,000+ attendees expected at this year’s Intersolar and ees North America in San Francisco know Summerfest as the largest solar and energy storage annual networking and fundraising event in North America.  What they don’t know is Summerfest this July is going to be the biggest yet!

Intersolar and CALSEIA have announced this year’s Summerfest will take place at AT&T Park, San Francisco’s famous major league baseball stadium, and combine two of America’s favourite darlings — solar power and baseball.  Summerfest 2017, also honouring CALSEIA’s 40th year of service and Intersolar’s 10th year in San Francisco is set to be the largest and most successful fund raising event in CALSEIA’s history.

Intersolar, which has been CALSEIA’s major fundraising partner for many years, uses its annual conference and exhibition resources to support CALSEIA’s solar and energy storage policy work.  Since 2011, CALSEIA’s partnership with Intersolar has provided more than $1 million in direct support to CALSEIA and its leadership role in the U.S. solar market.

Summerfest 2017 will feature a live broadcast of the MLB All-Star Game displayed on the AT&T Park jumbotron scoreboard and screens throughout the stadium. Solar and energy storage professionals will enjoy food, beverages, dancing, stadium tours, and even a chance to bat in the stadium’s underground batting cages!  Summerfest is expected to attract over 2,700+ participants.

“We can’t wait to start the solar party at AT&T Park,” said Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director of Intersolar North America. “We expect a record turnout at Summerfest this year, and are proud to support CALSEIA’s mission in this way.”

Proceeds from the event will help CALSEIA continue to promote smart solar technologies, drive policy advocacy, and create a strong voice for solar and energy storage markets in California and nationwide.

“Summerfest is CALSEIA’s single biggest fundraising event of the year in addition to being an excellent opportunity for business-to-business networking,” said CALSEIA Executive Director Bernadette Del Chiaro. “In partnership with Intersolar, a successful Summerfest event gives CALSEIA the resources we need to keep fighting for a growing solar and storage energy market in California.”

In addition to being CALSEIA’s biggest fundraising event, Summerfest is the official networking party of Intersolar and ees North America and SEMICON West, comprising the largest solar, energy storage and advanced electronics exhibitions in North America. Some 550 exhibitors and more than 18,000 visitors participated in Intersolar and ees North America in 2016. Summerfest 2017 will take place on Tuesday, July 11, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Tickets can be purchased at www.calseia.org or www.intersolar.us. Interested parties should contact CALSEIA for Summerfest sponsorship opportunities.

Image: Courtesy of Intersolar

December 13th 2017
EDF Commissions 179 MW At Two Solar Power Plants In Nevada

Policy makers led by US Senator Harry Reid were present at a celebration formally recognising Switch Stations 1 and 2 solar power plants, with a combined generation capacity of 179 MWac, as fully commissioned and in commercial operation. Senator Reid stated “Less than a decade ago, Nevada’s solar energy landscape was nonexistent, but this commissioning helps fulfil the vision I had to make our state the leader in renewable energy development. A technology giant like Switch committing to using 100% renewable energy is truly visionary and grows our clean energy economy by creating hundreds of good-paying construction jobs here.”

December 12th 2017
Global Trade In Biofuels Featured At International Renewable Mobility Conference

A significant proportion of global energy use, is in transportation. Action is crucially needed to bring about an energy turnaround in this sector and it’s a topic that has moved higher up the political agenda again since Dieselgate, and with growing calls for a rapid introduction of electromobility. In Germany, the Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen) has calculated the final energy consumption of 728 TWh by the transport sector in 2016. Data from the German Environment Agency (UBA) reveals that over 90 percent of fuel deployed is derived from mineral oil. World-leading experts meeting in a parallel forum at the 15th International Conference on Renewable Mobility will analyse biofuel trading worldwide, examining various perspectives on requirements, the current state of play and forecasts.

December 8th 2017
Tata Power Solar Commissions India’s First Rooftop Solar Carport In Delhi

Tata Power Solar set another landmark by commissioning an unprecedented rooftop solar project in India – a solar carport on the rooftop of the sprawling 70,000 sq.m Unity One mall, in Rohini, Delhi. The unique rooftop carport is estimated to set off 438 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The company won the bid in an open tender process fielded by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for multi-level car parking. The project enables the mall to earn on the unused and excess solar electricity produced. It also cuts down the need to install a second meter or an expensive battery storage system as it is directly connected to the local power grid.

December 8th 2017
India: Increased Commitment By Government Drives Demand For Solar Inverters

SMA has announced that it sold more than 1GW of solar inverters into all market segments in India in 2017. SMA inverter sales in the commercial sector have doubled compared to last year, corresponding to a market share of 30%. In total, the installed SMA inverter base in India exceeds 3 gigawatts. “India is one of the key markets for SMA in the Asia Pacific region. In the last 3 years, we have seen strong commitment from the Indian government driving growing market demand in the solar sector”.


 

   

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