Intersolar North America has confirmed that more than 80% of exhibitor space has been sold for the July 13-15 exhibition held in San Francisco, CA. Located alongside Semicon West, Intersolar expects approximately 700 international solar exhibitors, taking up all three floors of Moscone Center West Hall.
Intersolar attributes these bookings to the growth of the North American solar industry over the recent years and its expected expansion in 2010. GTM Research estimates that the U.S. will see growth reach 1.5GW to 2GW of new installations in 2012. The predicted demand represents over US$6.1 billion in investments per year.
“The solar industry has truly become a global marketplace and Intersolar North America reflects the current developments and high demand of the international solar industry,” said Markus Elsasser, CEO of Solar Promotion International. “As such, more than 20,000 visitors and 1,600 conference attendees are expected to connect with the most important international industry players who showcase their innovative products in the more than 130,000 net sq. ft. of Moscone West during this year’s 2010 exhibition and conference.”
To accommodate new solar industry trends, growth and focus on the U.S. market, Intersolar North America has expanded its array of accompanying programs to the exhibition including:
- Intersolar North America Conference
- Job and career forum
- Innovation exchange presentations
- Solar for All Global Initiative – competition to make solar available to everyone.
“Heightened industry competition is leading many companies to step up their internationalization,” said Klaus Seilnacht, CEO of Freiburg Management and Marketing International (FMMI), organizing partners of Intersolar North America. “Intersolar’s global network of exhibitions and conferences greatly aids those efforts, putting vital information about the influential solar markets at the fingertips of solar professionals. Intersolar North America provides the forum for global companies to connect and discuss relevant U.S. solar issues.”