David Hochschild, Chair of the California Energy Commission, described California’s progress to achieving 100% clean energy by 2045 as a case study for other states that have set renewable energy standards in the last few years. He cited that renewable energy is becoming mainstream saying, “We’re at the beginning of the end of the Coal Era.”
Danny Kennedy, a solar energy pioneer and Chief Energy Officer of New Energy Nexus, discussed the importance of international innovation to support the transition to clean energy. He asserted that more entrepreneurs, business owners, and manufacturers are needed to create, deploy, and support existing technologies—and imagine new ways to expand solutions.
The first-ever Solar Games install competition tasked Sullivan Solar, SunKey Energy, and Sol-Up USA with building solar + storage residential rooftop systems live on the #isna2020 expo floor. After three rounds, Las Vegas-based Sol-Up was named the Solar Games Champion.
Solar Energy International’s Roger Williams and Brian Mehalic and California Solar and Storage Association’s Carter Lavin emceed the event while Rudy Saporite from the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) gave the play-by-play of the team’s installation process.
Special exhibits and pavilions in the #isna2020 expo hall showcased the industry trends, innovative solutions, and emerging talent transforming the solar, energy storage, and e-mobility markets.
#isna2020 featured more than 100 speakers, 25+ conference sessions and workshops, NABCEP-approved continuing education training, and show-floor presentations exploring the leading trends and cutting-edge technologies that will shape the solar + storage + e-mobility industry in 2020 and beyond.
Attendees celebrated with bites and brews in the Sails Pavilion at the San Diego Convention Center during the official #isna2020 after-party, connecting, discussing sessions, and blowing off steam by playing lawn games and listening to music.