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Why California?

California is—and always will be—home to Intersolar North America. In a world of ever-changing schedules, solar decision-makers know they can plan on meeting in San Francisco every July. Since our first event in 2008, Intersolar North America has stayed in California, the epicenter of technology innovation and groundbreaking energy policy. According to CALSEIA, Intersolar’s valuable partner, California leads the U.S. solar market in the following ways:

  • California’s solar industry employs 54,690 workers at 3,813 establishments throughout the state. In comparison, the state’s five largest utilities PG&E, Southern California Edison, Sempra, LADWP & SMUD employ 50,607 workers.
  • More than 10 GW of solar energy are currently installed in California.
  • In October 2015 California Governor Jerry Brown signed the mandate of 50% renewables by 2030. It’s one of the strongest in the nation, and it is expected to drive substantial investment into solar.
  • California made history in October 2014 when Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2188, making California the first state in the country to mandate a standardized, streamlined solar permitting practice statewide.
  • California is and always has been the #1 US solar and energy storage market!