Intersolar North America, the first major solar + storage event of 2020, united industry leaders, policymakers and trailblazers across the solar, storage, and e-mobility industries at the San Diego Convention Center last week. The three-day event featured expo hall activities, the first-ever Solar Games live installer competition, NABCEP-approved continuing education training, a conference program offering 25+ educational sessions, and numerous networking opportunities.
Next year, Intersolar North America heads to the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, January 12 through 14.
The #isna2020 conference program centered around the cross-sector approach to the clean energy transition and prioritized facilitating collaboration. The theme continued onto the expo floor, which showcased a range of solar, storage, and e-mobility technologies, featured dynamic presentations of key trends and obstacles, and incorporated storage into the Solar Games solar installation competition.
Keynote speakers David Hochschild, chair of the California Energy Commission, and Danny Kennedy, solar energy pioneer and chief energy officer of New Energy Nexus, emphasized cross-industry collaboration and convergence in their opening remarks. Acknowledging the turn of a new decade, they offered a bold and optimistic take on the future of solar + storage technologies. Hochschild discussed California’s progress toward achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2045 as a case study for states that have set renewable energy standards. Kennedy illustrated the importance of innovation, asserting that more entrepreneurs, business owners, and manufacturers are needed not only to create, deploy, and support existing technologies, but also to imagine new ways to expand solutions.
“It’s increasingly important for the energy industry to work across verticals,” said Wes Doane, event director of Intersolar North America. “We feel strongly that events can be a catalyst for new business opportunities at the intersections of the solar, storage, and e-mobility industries.”
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