February 4-6, 2020 | San Diego Convention Center | San Diego, CA

Conference Program

See the Intersolar North America Conference Program below. Check back often as new speakers will be added!

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Workshops
03 Feb 2020
Day 1
04 Feb 2020
Day 2
05 Feb 2020
Day 3
06 Feb 2020

NABCEP Full Day Workshop | Day 1 of 2

The Installer-Contractor Continuing Ed Technical Workshops provide an indepth look at 6 different renewable energy products. NABCEP Board Certified Professionals will advance their professional development and earn CEUs pre-approved to...
Steve Higgins
Canute Haroldson
Jon Haeme
Stephen Lemrond

2020 and 2017 NEC Workshop

This workshop will cover the 2020 and 2017 NEC, with emphasis on PV and Energy storage. Bill Brooks is the main force organizing and making changes in the NEC for...
Bill Brooks
Sean White

PV and Energy Storage: Configurations and Applications

There is currently a tremendous amount of interest in photovoltaics and energy storage systems, and the growth in the energy storage sector is expected to continue for years to come....
Brian Mehalic
Roger Williams

Advanced Battery-based System Design

The market demand for energy storage technologies presents new opportunities and varied applications,and battery-based system design is a complex task. This course will take a detailed look at system sizing...
Brian Mehalic
Roger Williams

Keynote

Join David Hochschild, Chair of the California Energy Commission, as we kick-off Intersolar North America 2020.
David Hochschild

Exhibit Hall

Check out 130+ exhibitors on the show floor, the Innovation and Application & Energy Storage Theaters and the most anticipated new event - The Solar Games!

NABCEP Full Day Workshop | Day 2 of 2

The Installer-Contractor Continuing Ed Technical Workshops provide an indepth look at 6 different renewable energy products. NABCEP Board Certified Professionals will advance their professional development and earn CEUs pre-approved to...
Ryan Stankevitz
Ryan Mayfield

State Level PV Market Development Across the U.S.

Solar installations in the US grew 6% in 2018, amounting to 11.7 GWdc. Last year is considered a year of change for solar in the U.S., i.e. while the residential...
Jacqueline Berg
Kacie Peters
Larry Sherwood
Selene Lawrence

Urban Microgrid: Concepts / Technologies / Projects

This session features urban micro/minigrids designed to be interconnected with the central grid, which means that under normal conditions they operate as part of the central grid. Such grids are...
AJ Perkins
Keith Rose
Enrico Ladendorf

Charging Infrastructure and Business Models for Vehicle Fleets, Including Trucks, Buses, and Autonomous Light Vehicles

By 2030, roughly one-quarter of all cars and light trucks on the road will be EVs, including hybrids and fully electric vehicles. The rise of EVs is part of a...
Maggie Alexander
Paula Mints
Jordan Ramer

Panel: Solar Continues to Be An Attractive Asset Class for Investors and Acquirers – M&A Trends in the Solar Industry

As the industry prepares for the first ITC reduction, uncertainty remains. Join us for a discussion over what is happening in the solar industry and what is in store for...
Raj Prabhu
Mike Grunow
Raja Soi
Enrico Ladendorf

Managing the Electricity Load on the Grid – The Role and Impact of Vehicle Charging

The ever-increasing number of EV’s requires a sophisticated approach to manage the load on the grid -- i.e. load balancing means you can install multiple charging stations for electric vehicles...
Marc Trahand
Martin Weiss
Andrew Tanner

Role of Non-Wires Solutions in Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

Traditionally, when a transmission or distribution system operator needed to upgrade or replace infrastructure due to aging equipment or increased load demand, it would simply conduct poles and wires projects....
Wendell Catchcart
Patrick Lee

Panel: Solar+Storage and Climate Resilience in Vulnerable Communities / Grid Alternatives

One approach in addressing climate change is to design communities that are able to withstand climate change impacts through the adoption of technical applications that build smart and resilient communities....
Alejandro Uriarte
Paula Garcia
Alfredo A. Martinez-Morales, Ph.D.

Panel: The Shifting Landscape of Energy Storage – How It Is Impacting the Solar Market and the Practical Side of Financing and Building Storage Projects

The next step in energy innovation is here. Professionals from across the market—integrators, storage technology companies, and financiers—will discuss the current landscape of solar+storage and what is in store for...
Wendy Prabhu
Craig Evans
Carl Mansfield
Javier Cavada
Omeed Badkoobeh

Tuesday Night Party

Join us for the networking event of Intersolar North America. Check back for more details coming soon! *Tuesday Night Party Ticket is included in: Full Conference Pass, Tuesday Day Conference...

PV Manufacturing – Pushing Efficiency Levels to New Heights

Although photovoltaics are mass produced worldwide, there is still plenty of room for further innovation. New technologies, materials and highly productive manufacturing equipment are required to reduce production costs and...
Chris Case
Dr. Daniel Kroupa
Kelsey Horowitz
Suvi Sharma

Technological Advancements of Tracker Technologies

Trackers offer substantial benefits most notably because they can generate more electricity than their stationary counterparts due to increased direct exposure to solar rays. Depending on the geographical location, this...
Colin Caufield
Greg Beardsworth

The Future of PV – Market and Technology

Distinguished speakers representing both the up and downstream sector of the global solar industry will share their assessments and opinions about technology trends, manufacturing and system cost reductions as well...
Melissa Ann Schmid
Eicke Weber

Exhibit Hall

Check out 130+ exhibitors on the show floor, the Innovation and Application & Energy Storage Theaters and the most anticipated new event - The Solar Games!

BOS – Backbone and Pacemaker of PV Power Plants Featuring Unlimited Versatilities

As photovoltaic systems grow in size, so too does the significance of the balance of system components (BOS). In this session, presentations will showcase the last innovations in inverter design...
Scott Picco

Beyond Lithium-ion: The Next Great Leaps in Lithium and Non-lithium-based Battery Technology

Nowadays, there’s a sense that existing lithium-ion battery technologies are reaching their limitations. Against this background, this session will look into the future of both current lithium-ion and non-lithium-ion based...
Joseph X. Adiletta
Javier Cavada
Omeed Badkoobeh

PV Panels Recycling (PV Cycle)

How are PV Panels recycled? | Presented by: Peter Beadle CALSSA – Challenges or Opportunities of defining PV Panels as Universal Waste | Presented by: Benjamin Davis The added value...
Cesar Barbosa
Benjamin Davis
Peter Beadle

Second Life Batteries and Recycling

Second-life EV batteries are considered the newest value pool in energy storage in the context of continued global growth of electric vehicles (EV). New opportunities for the power sector are...

Status and Prospects for Energy Storage by Non-Lithium-Ion Batteries

North-America’s stationary energy market is overwhelmingly dominated by lithium-ion batteries enjoying a market share of approximately 95%. However, many stationary energy storage applications, particularly long duration applications, other storage technologies...
Fabio Albano
Jim Witham

PV Power Plants + Electrical Energy Storage Systems: Focus Residential and C&I

This session will feature practical aspects of solar power plus electrical energy storage systems in terms of design, configuration and optimization of systems for both residential and C&I sectors. Issues...
Patrick Shoop

PV Power Plants + Electrical Energy Storage Systems: Focus Utility-Scale

Utility-scale PV power plants combined with electrical energy systems are a crucial component of national or regional infrastructure with far-reaching significance. This session will shed light on the anticipated market...
Silvia Blumenschein-Schutz
Sydney Forrester

Safety Issues Involving the Storage, Transport, and Use of Lithium-ion Batteries in Stationary Energy Storage Applications

As for any battery system, the Lithium-ion technology associates electrical risks and chemical risks. Depending on the environmental stress conditions, they can eventually create more or less dangerous consequences, or...
Alejandro Schnakofsky
Laurie Florence

Panel: The Rise of Floating Solar / Ciel & Terre

Floating solar PV systems on reservoirs and ponds is one of the fastest growing segments of the solar industry. This panel discussion will include the real world project experiences of...
Christine Beadle
Sam Choi
Jordan Macknick
Alan Litt
Sandi Potter

Long-Duration Energy Storage Using Technology Other Than Electrochemical Batteries

While lithium-ion battery deployments have ramped up significantly in recent years as costs have decreased, project developers are reluctant to place long-duration, i.e. four hours or more demands on that...
James Kempf
Marcel Christians
Dr. Rafael Guédez

Craft Beer Happy Hour

Mingle with attendees and exhibitors while enjoying local craft beers in the Exhibit Hall!

Exhibit Hall

Check out 130+ exhibitors on the show floor, the Innovation and Application & Energy Storage Theaters and the most anticipated new event - The Solar Games!

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