Intersolar North America & EES is held every year in San Francisco in close partnership with our organization. Be in the center of three exciting industries and learn what‘s next for solar, energy storage, & smart renewable energy. 

About Intersolar North America

Intersolar North America takes place each July in the heart of North America’s largest solar market: California. Since its establishment in 2008, Intersolar North America has become the most-attended solar event (about 18,000 professionals) and the premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. The exhibition focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, energy storage, smart renewable energy and solar heating & cooling technologies, and is co-located with ees North America and SEMICON West. Intersolar North America has become the international industry's meeting point for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, installers and integrators, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

Exhibition: July, 10-12, 2018
Conference: July 9-11, 2018

Exhibition:   500 exhibitors | 16,000 professionals | 170 speakers

Conference: 85 sessions, workshops, tours and networking events

Areas of Focus: Photovoltaics | Energy Storage | Solar Heating & Cooling | Smart Renewable Energy


The Intersolar AWARD – Powering the Future with Innovation promotes pioneering solar technologies and products to a broad audience, thereby making a substantial contribution to the success of the industry. Over a period of more than 10 years, the solar flagship AWARD for the solar industry has given solar companies a unique platform to prove just how innovative they really are.

This year there is also new AWARD category: E AWARD - Championing Energy Game-Changers, which will pay tribute to new concepts and solutions for intelligently connecting the generation, storage, distribution and use of energy innovations. 

The ees AWARD – Innovating energy storage pays tribute to pioneering products and solutions for stationary and mobile electrical energy storage systems. The range of innovations encompasses the entire value-added chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies – from components to concrete applications and business models.

Companies and project owners can apply for the prestigious prizes from January 2–March 23, 2018. The awards will be presented at a special award ceremony on June 20, 2018 as part of The smarter E Europe in Munich.

About EES North America

In July 2015, Europe’s largest energy storage event and the world's leading industry platform for storage devices used in combination with PV, had its debut in San Francisco along with Intersolar North America. ees covers the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies. It is the ideal platform for all stakeholders in the rapidly growing energy storage market. The U.S. energy storage industry will continue to grow with solar playing a crucial role in its market success. According to market analysts, the U.S. storage market is set to be the largest worldwide with California being the world's new hub of energy storage innovation and progressive policies.


Exhibition: July, 10-12, 2018
Conference: July 9-11, 2018

Exhibition: 100 exhibitors | 18,000 visitors

Areas of Focus: Rechargeable Batteries |Energy Storage Systems |Charging Technologies |
Battery Production Equipment and Materials

California Solar & Storage Association At Intersolar

Exclusive Member Benefits

As association members, sign up now for Intersolar North America 2018, and qualify for exclusive deals:

  • 24% booth space discount for members only.
  • Co-exhibit in an extremely cost-effective “All-in-one-Exhibit Solution” in the association's California Pavilion
  • 20% Discount on Intersolar’s first-class conference programs at the InterContinental Hotel.
  • Complimentary “Expo Hall Passes.” No limitations as with competing events.
  • Special member rates for Contractor Day 2018. 


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Our annual Summerfest, held every year at Intersolar North America, engages a wide range of conference attendees, exhibitors, and visitors of the exhibition. With cocktails, complimentary beer, wine and appetizers, this is the perfect event for unwinding from the day or continuing your business discussions. Held on the opening night of the show and attended by nearly 2,500 people, this fundraising event is crucial to the association's ability to represent the industry and advocate for effective solar and storage policies that strongly impact the California market and beyond. 

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contractor DAY

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 

This is not your typical conference experience. Our Contractor Day is an all-day all-inclusive package deal designed for both the sales and installation teams of your contracting business. Package includes six workshops, full day pass to Intersolar's Expo Hall, and a complimentary ticket to Summerfest. 

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Conference Sessions

See the schedule and read descriptions of Intersolar and ees Programs. Hear from our experts at select workshops and conference sessions organized by the California Solar & Storage Association. Members get 20% off conference registration. 

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ees Programs ➤

Champion of Change Award


The "Intersolar Champion of Change AWARD" is being hosted by Intersolar in close partnership with our association for the fourth time this year. The ceremony is attended by prominent dignitaries, and brings together Intersolar exhibitors, visitors, and decision-makers from the international solar world, as well as media representatives from both home and abroad.