7 March 2017 2017 08:57 AM GMT

Intersolar Summit USA East To Feature Solar and Energy Storage Leaders

Intersolar North America, the most-attended solar industry event in North America, today announced its upcoming one-day conference, Intersolar Summit USA East, will feature key solar and energy storage industry pioneers including Jigar Shah of Generate Capital and Richard Kauffman, chairman of Energy and Finance for New York (Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo). Now in its fifth year, the Intersolar Summit USA East will return to Brooklyn, New York on March 23, 2017. This event has become a can’t-miss gathering for East Coast solar executives, and features both informative conference sessions and high-value networking opportunities. Interested parties can now register for the event here.

New York is the East Coast solar leader. The state has experienced a remarkable 795 percent growth in solar over the last five years, and is now focused on an aggressive goal of generating 50 percent of all energy from renewables by 2030. Intersolar Summit USA East is the meeting ground for executives to reflect on New York’s progress and identify how similar tactics could be used to grow additional East Coast solar markets.

The plenary session for Intersolar Summit USA East 2017 is titled “U.S. East Coast Solar Market Update & Outlook – Implications of the new administration”. Solar industry leaders including Shah, Kauffman, New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker and NY-Sun Director David Sandbank will touch upon how recent policy developments affect solar and critical steps New York and other East Coast states can take to continue a positive solar growth trajectory over the next years.

Following the morning’s plenary session, Intersolar Summit USA East will break into solar and energy storage conference tracks in the afternoon to provide attendees with in-depth discussions of both industries within the North American East Coast market. A networking reception hosted by New York Senator Kevin Parker will close the event. It will provide an opportunity for the over 400 expected attendees to discuss top trends within the solar industry as well as make meaningful business connections.

“We are incredibly proud to host Intersolar Summit USA East this year,” said Florian Wessendorf, managing director of Solar Promotion International GmbH. “At this critical point in history, it is important to remain focused on advancing the clean energy economy. Intersolar Summit USA East is a place where solar and energy storage advocates from across the value chain can come together and discuss important policies and finance issues, share new technologies and develop ideas to further the reach of solar and energy storage across the East Coast.”

With nearly half of all U.S. solar companies located on the East Coast, Intersolar USA Summit East brings a fast-paced and impactful industry event to this national solar hotspot. The Solar Promotion International GmbH and the Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH are the organisers of the event.

The Intersolar Summit USA East 2017 is officially supported by the New York State, the New York State Senate, the Brooklyn Borough President and ees North America. Platinum Sponsor is the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Board (NYERDA). Further sponsors are Demand Energy, ConEdison, EnerSys and Fronius . Strategic partner is EuPD Research. The Summit is also supported by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), California Solar Energy Industry Association (CALSEIA), Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA), GreenCity Freiburg, IBESA International Alliance, Joint Forces for Solar, Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA), NAATBatt International, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), NC Sustainable Energy Association, New Jersey PACE (NJPACE), New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST), New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA), Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA), U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), SolarConnecticut, SolarPower Europe, Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA)  and Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance (TREIA).

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 ees North America and SEMICON West, Intersolar North America takes place annually at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, in the heart of the United States’ pioneering solar market.

More than 550 exhibitors and more than 18,000 visitors from over 80 countries participated in Intersolar North America in 2016. The conference and exhibition program featured 39 sessions with more than 260 speakers and 22 workshops. Intersolar North America’s exhibition and conference focus on photovoltaics, energy storage systems, smart renewable energy and solar heating & cooling technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform to connect manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers, policy makers, start-up founders, financiers, installers 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 and solar supply chain. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, and São Paulo, and Dubai. These global events are complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.

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