Intersolar North America Film Archive

Intersolar North America Conference 2016 Highlights

The official opening of the Intersolar North America Conference 2016 is comprised of welcome remarks and keynote speeches given by governmental officials and distinguished solar experts. Watch the highlights from the Opening Ceremony and Intersolar Champion of Change AWARD Ceremony from Intersolar North America's opening day.

Powerhouse at Intersolar North America 2016

Powerhouse made its presence known at Intersolar North America 2016 with Powerhouse Pavilion, Growth Company Forum and Powerhouse Circle.

Intersolar – Powerful Pioneers for 25 years!

Intersolar brings together people, markets, and technologies on four continents in a truly unique way – effectively, comprehensively, sustainably. 2016 is our year to celebrate achieved goals and to set up new targets to increase the share of solar power in the global energy supply. Join us from March to October in different solar regions of this amazing world. We are looking forward to welcoming you at Intersolar's global event series in 2016. Save the Dates!

Interview with Dr. Florian Wessendorf


Interview with Bernadette del Chiaro


Interview with James Greenberger


Intersolar North America 2015: ITC, Intersolar Support, Policy & Market

For more than two decades, Intersolar has been a grassroots supporter of the solar industry, and joined trade groups and non-profits around the world in the quest to expand solar’s reach.

Join Intersolar's & CALSEIA's campaign: SAVE THE ITC

Join Intersolar's and CALSEIA's campaign to support the extension of the Federal Investment Tax Credit! California’s solar market will experience a wild ride as consumers rush to beat the 2016 expiration of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Without an ITC extension - or some other policy that fills its shoes -- a bust looms on the horizon especially for residential solar. Find out more

Nancy Skinner: The Champion of Change 2015

Former California Assemblyperson Nancy Skinner was honored with the Champion of Change AWARD for her decades-long dedication to developing renewable and solar energy. Since the 1980s, Ms. Skinner has worked on global warming and environmental policy, and her commitment and hard work have been instrumental in passing several critical pieces of legislation, such as AB 510, California’s highly successful net metering law, and AB 2514, which increased the amount of energy storage installed in the state.

Key Trends on Display: Energy Storage and E-Mobility

Intersolar North America is the best-attended solar event on the continent, and showcases the trends of tomorrow today. This year, two of the key trends on display are energy storage and E-Mobility. The GTM Research revealed a new white paper at Intersolar North America: "Solar-Plus-Storage Market: Market Drivers, Economics, Outlook Comprehensive Research". Download the white paper here

Intersolar North America 2015: Kick-off to an exciting week at Intersolar North America

Hundreds of visitors crowded into the InterContinental Grand Ballroom to kick-off an exciting week at Intersolar North America 2015. The opening ceremony featured a top-notch line-up of speakers, including Tesla’s co-founder and CTO JB Straubel, Fraunhofer Institute director Eicke Weber, CALSEIA executive director Bernadette Del Chiaro and New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker. In his greeting to attendees, Prof. Weber highlighted the tremendous success of the global solar market, which has installed 177 GW to date.  Prof. Weber also noted the importance of PV and battery technology in combination to grow solar in the coming years.

SfunCube’s „Growth Company Circle“

A popular startup focused event at Intersolar North America 2015 was the Growth Company Circle, dubbed “speed dating for solar.” This new, innovative special event sponsored by SunPower was produced in partnership with SfunCube, the world’s only incubator and accelerator dedicated to solar. The Circle provided 30 entrepreneurs with an opportunity to connect with 30 investors and potential customers.

Everyone wins at this year’s Solar Battle of the Bands

Solar Battle of the Bands, founded in 2011 and produced by Quick Mount PV, is a unique industry event for solar professionals coinciding with Intersolar North America (not affiliated). SBOB brings solar professionals together through a friendly competition of industry bands and is regarded by many as the “best solar party of the year.” more

Intersolar North America 2014: Standing Ovation at the Opening Ceremony

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. was met with a standing ovation as he delivered the keynote remarks at Intersolar North America’s Opening Ceremony. Following the Governor’s remarks, San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin M. Lee took the stage. New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker similarly championed local policies that have grown the solar energy industry significantly in New York. Franz Untersteller, minister of the environment, climate protection and the energy sector, Germany, discussed the major policy incentives implemented in Germany that have played a key role boosting the solar industry. Finally, CALSEIA’s executive director Bernadette Del Chiaro concluded the session with a discussion of California’s solar policies and an inspirational call to action, asking the audience to help quadruple the solar industry in the next six years.

Solar's rising - that's for sure

Listen to leading solar advocates California Governor Edmund J. Brown Jr., California Public Utilities Commissioner Michael R. Peevey, New York Senator Kevin S. Parker and CALSEIA President Bernadette Del Chiaro (CALSEIA) about solar's bright future in California and North America.

Intersolar North America 2014 – Focus on Downstream

The solar installation sector has seen significant growth over the last few years, accounting for 12,500 new workers in 2013. Installation jobs are appealing, however, getting started in the solar installation sector, and staying up to date with the newest products can be a challenge! Intersolar program truly bridges solar theory and best practice. In the spotlight are a wide range of installation trainings for solar practitioners, installers and contractors.

Energy Storage & eMobility at Intersolar North America 2014

Intersolar North America 2014 is the most attended industry exhibition for solar professionals in the U.S. It covers the trends and topics that move the industry forward. 2014 the main highlights are Energy Storage and E-Mobility.

IntersolarTV: Alcatraz Best Practice: "Solar Cells light Prison Cells"

Though the prison closed in 1963, 1.4 million visitors now tour Alcatraz each year. “The Rock” has been powered for 75 years by diesel fuel ferried across the bay. In 2012, a 280 kW solar photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of the island’s main cell house and provides roughly 66% of the island’s electricity needs. The solar array operates in combination with an extensive battery-based energy storage system to maximize solar electricity generation and use.

Intersolar North America Conference 2013

The Intersolar North America Conference 2013 presents more than 200 highly regarded speakers for the 1600 expected attendees. It is the most important conference event for the North American Solar Market. This is why the “who is who” of the solar Industry meets up there.

Intersolar North America 2013 – Place for Innovations and Trends. What`s new?

Intersolar North America 2013 is the most attended industry exhibition for solar professionals in the U.S. It covers the trends and topics that move the industry forward. 2013 the main highlights are Energy Storage and E-Mobility. You can also see the Intersolar AWARD 2013 ceremony at Intersolar North America presenting the winners in the categories PV Production Technologies and Solar Projects in North America.

Intersolar North America 2013 – Intersolar`s fastest growing segments

Intersolar TV presents the fastest growing segments across the entire solar value chain at Intersolar North America: Balance of Systems and “Components, Mounting and Tracking Systems”.

California Governor Brown Inspires Intersolar Attendees to Combat Climate Change

Governor Brown: Let’s Pursue an Energy System That is Totally Compatible with Rules of Nature. In a stirring keynote address before a packed ballroom on Monday, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. urged Intersolar conference participants to marshal their intelligence, collaboration and leadership skills to fight climate change.

Intersolar North America 2013 – Best of!

Intersolar North America 2013 is almost over and we have seen, how North America’s Premier Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry unites people and companies from around the world. The aim: Increasing the share of solar power in the global energy supply.

Intersolar North America 2012 - Mounting and balance systems

In this episode, the intersolar TV crew meets with manufacturers providing the latest in solar mounting and balance systems and takes a look at solar powered carports at Intersolar North America.

Intersolar North America 2012 - And the winner is...

Intersolar North America, the premier solar industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities in the U.S. solar market, today named Enerworks Inc.’s Oxford Gardens Solar Project, Vanir Energy, LLC’s William G. White Jr., Family YMCA and ESA Renewables, LLC’s Martins Creek Elementary School Solar PV Project the winners of the first annual Intersolar AWARD for solar projects in North America. The companies and their projects were honored during a special ceremony on the Intersolar North America exhibition floor on July 10 in San Francisco.

Intersolar TV covers the PV Energy World Exhibit and speaks with the Honorable Nancy Skinner, Member of the California State Assembly

Energy storage enables greater flexibility for the grid and accelerates the deployment of affordable solar energy. The PV Energy World exhibit developed in partnership with the California Energy Storage Alliance and Fraunhofer ISE, hosted expert presentations on energy storage and grid integration, focusing on the latest market development, product and technology. This episode of Intersolar TV features highlights from the PV Energy World Exhibit and an interview with the Honorable Nancy Skinner, Member of the California State Assembly. 

Intersolar North America 2012 Conference

Intersolar TV premieres with highlights of the first day of Intersolar North America during which solar industry leaders covered some of the most important topics within the conference -- energy storage and the future grid infrastructure.