Intersolar North America Delivered Critical Insights and Connections Across the Solar Supply Chain in 2013

 Intersolar North America Delivered Critical Insights and Connections Across
                        the Solar Supply Chain in 2013

Exhibitors note high quality booth traffic as real positive impact to business

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Intersolar North America, the
most attended industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar
professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities in
the U.S. solar market, concluded four days of successful networking and
sharing of technology and market trends. For the sixth year in a row, solar
policymakers and industry leaders convened at San Francisco's Moscone Center
and InterContinental Hotel, located in the leading solar market in the United

This year's exhibition and conference kicked off with a rousing keynote speech
from California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., which urged attendees to continue
the collaboration necessary to grow the U.S. solar industry. Panel sessions
and exhibitions on the show floor provided a comprehensive view of the solar
market and cutting-edge technological advancements. For the first time,
Intersolar North America featured a dedicated exhibition segment for energy
storage players, as well as special section for e-mobility technologies. PV
module solutions, balance of system components and mounting and racking
companies were again the largest industry segments represented on the show

Intersolar North America, co-located with SEMICON West, attracted more than
17,000 visitors from 70 countries to comprehensive workshops and
presentations, as well as product showcases from 576 exhibitors. Several
exhibition segments experienced significant growth, including balance of
systems, which grew by 25 percent, and the new energy storage segment
attracted more than 40 companies. All exhibitors noted the robust foot traffic
and high quality of attendees on all three floors of the Moscone West.

"Intersolar is a great tool for achieving both current and new objectives.For
the second year in a row, we had an increase of over 50 percent in qualified
sales leads and strong visibility with the press, which resulted in interviews
and coverage," commented Outback Power Vice President of Sales, Glenn
Baker."We also had our first Certificate Training Program series of special
half-day classes, and were able to fill those to capacity."

"SMA has been a longtime supporter of the Intersolar exhibition and conference
organization, and we were pleased to exhibit at this year's show in North
America," said Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America and
president of SMA Canada, an exhibitor for the second year in a row.
"Intersolar North America provided SMA with the perfect opportunity to
announce the availability of our new solutions for the residential, commercial
and utility-scale markets."

"Intersolar provides us a great opportunity to demonstrate the value and
quality of our panels to potential customers and strengthen Trina Solar's
brand withinthe solar industry as a leading solar partner," said Mark
Mendenhall, president of Trina Solar (US) Inc.

Global Solar Leaders Meet at Intersolar North America Conference

More than 50 panel discussions featured insights from over 200 expert speakers
during the Intersolar North America conference at the InterContinental Hotel.
For four days, industry leaders and solar executives packed conference rooms
to discuss topics from PV module technologies to areas of market growth to new
financing solutions. The four sessions covering energy storage were especially
popular, as was the "Future of PV" panel, a detailed exchange of cost
reduction expectations, performance trends and global deployment scenarios in
select markets. The panel "Financing Business Models" was of interest to many
attendees, as solar power purchase agreements and leases are growing as a
share of the distributed solar market. Discussions focused on the future of
the California and U.S. solar market and the policies needed to continue its
growth were also well attended.

About Intersolar North America

With around 3,000 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors 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.

Intersolar North America takes place annually in San Francisco's Moscone
Center. Since its
establishment in 2008, the exhibition and conference have developed into the
premier platform for the solar industry in North America. The exhibition
focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, solar
thermal technologies, and energy storage. It is co-located with SEMICON West
and, since its founding, has become the international industry's meeting point
for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of
the solar industry.

Intersolar's storied history of international exhibitions and conferences
spans more than 20 years.
Taking place in addition to Intersolar North America in San Francisco are
Intersolar India in Mumbai, Intersolar China in Beijing, and Intersolar South
America in Sao Paulo. The world's largest exhibition for the solar industry is
Intersolar Europe in Munich.

Intersolar North America is organized by Solar Promotion International GmbH,
Pforzheim and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI).

For more information on Intersolar North America please visit:

SOURCE Intersolar North America

Contact: Intersolar Contact, Solar Promotion International GmbH | P.O. Box 100
170 | 75101 Pforzheim, or Press Contact, ANTENNA | 135 Main Street | Suite 800
| San Francisco, CA 94105-8110, Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen | Tel: +1
201-294-0199 |
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