Intersolar Europe 2011 on Course for Continued Success

By Intersolar Europe, PRNE
Sunday, March 6, 2011

The World's Largest Exhibition for the Solar Industry Boasts Another Rise in Exhibition Space and Exhibitor Numbers

MUNICH, March 7, 2011 - From June 8-10, 2011, Intersolar Europe will once again take
center stage in the international solar industry at the New Munich Trade Fair
Centre. The world's largest exhibition for the solar industry is more
exciting than ever. Organizers are expecting over 2,000 international
exhibitors to fill the 165,000 square meter exhibition space. To accommodate
this booming industry, the exhibition will now span a total of 15 exhibition
halls, three more than last year. The area of inverter and systems providers
in particular is celebrating a marked increase. The Special Exhibition PV
ENERGY WORLD, a new feature, will address the possibilities of PV grid
integration, i.e. feeding solar power into the public grid and storing solar
power. The Special Exhibition will also present the German energy mix of the
future and the role photovoltaics is expected to play in it. The extensive
accompanying program will complement the variety of innovations on display in
the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technology and solar thermal

June 8 this year marks the opening of the meeting point for the
international solar industry, Intersolar Europe. Intersolar Europe is the
largest single event of the world's leading exhibition series for the entire
solar industry. In addition to Intersolar Europe in Munich, Intersolar also
hosts Intersolar North America in San Francisco and Intersolar India in
Mumbai. Over the course of the three days, it is expected that over 75,000
trade visitors from 150 countries will flock to the New Munich Trade Fair
Centre to learn about the latest developments in solar technology. Stretching
across 165,000 square meters of exhibition space, nearly 2,000 exhibitors
will be presenting their products and services in the areas of photovoltaics,
PV production technology and solar thermal technology. The majority of
Intersolar exhibitors benefit from the opportunity to access global key
markets. Many of those who forge contacts during Intersolar Europe see their
business profile expand into another continent thanks to the launching of the
international Intersolar exhibitions. Markus Elsaesser, CEO of Solar
Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim, one of the organizers of Intersolar, summarizes
the positive experiences of many exhibitors when he says that Intersolar
Europe "creates synergies, has a multiplier effect and establishes close
contacts, which all result in successful business deals." Elsaesser goes on
to say that "the continuing growth of Intersolar Europe in Munich
consolidates its role in the international industry year after year and
demonstrates that the German solar market is expanding like never before."

Constantly expanding services

As the world's largest exhibition for the solar industry,
Intersolar Europe brings all areas of solar technology under one roof and
addresses the entire supply chain for photovoltaics, PV production technology
and solar thermal technology. Thanks to its continuing growth, Intersolar
Europe is constantly expanding its range of services. This year, four
exhibition halls will be dedicated to cell and module manufacturers alone.
The exhibition area for inverter and systems providers has also increased
considerably this year.

The new Special Exhibition PV ENERGY WORLD

An increasing number of solar installations in Germany is
generating more and more solar power. For the first time, the Special
Exhibition PV ENERGY WORLD will present the necessary steps to feed
environmentally friendly electricity into the power grid. The Special
Exhibition will also present the German energy mix of the future and the part
photovoltaics could play in it. The Special Exhibition is organized by
Intersolar Europe, Solar Promotion GmbH and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und
Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM) in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for
Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Freiburg. The four thematic areas of "Smart PV
Grid", "Smart PV Building + E-Mobility", "Smart PV Economy" and "Smart PV
Cities" will illustrate the measures and technologies necessary to increase
PV electricity generation. The main focus of the Special Exhibition is the
central forum which will host expert presentations, panel discussions and
comprehensive media presentations. "Our aim is that Intersolar Europe, as a
platform for experts, continues to promote solar technology. The new Special
Exhibition PV ENERGY WORLD will significantly help us to do this. In a few
years, solar energy feed-in methods will constitute a determining factor for
the development of the industry," explains Horst Dufner, Project Manager of
Intersolar Europe at Solar Promotion GmbH.

Intersolar AWARD Ceremony, innovations and Job & Career Forum enhance

"Intersolar Europe is not only the best technology exhibition in
the world, but it also boasts top class contacts which make industry experts
come back year after year," says Klaus Seilnacht, CEO of FWTM. "We are
therefore continually expanding our accompanying program to meet the needs of
this audience." Intersolar Europe, together with the German Solar Industry
Association e.V. (BSW-Solar) will be presenting the Intersolar AWARD for the
fourth time running. The award will be presented to the most innovative
companies in the industry during an official award ceremony on June 8, 2011.
The award categories are "Photovoltaics", "Solar Thermal Technology" and "PV
Production Technology". Current trends and new products will also be featured
in the Innovative Exchange in Hall B2. Here exhibitors have fifteen minutes
to present their innovations, which are then discussed after the
presentation. The Job & Career Forum in Hall C2 brings job seekers and
employers together. You can look at employment and training opportunities on
the Intersolar Europe website ahead of the exhibition.

Intersolar Europe 2011 is taking place from June 8-10 at the New
Munich Trade Fair Centre.

For more information about Intersolar Europe please go to

Supporters of Intersolar Europe

Intersolar Europe is supported by the leading solar industry
associations: the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar), as an
exclusive partner of Intersolar Europe, the German Solar Energy Society
(DGS), the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), the
International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and the SEMI PV Group. With the
support of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).

About Intersolar

With over 3,000 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors
spanning three continents, Intersolar is the world's leading
exhibition-series for the solar industry. Intersolar Europe takes place
annually at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. Today, it is the world's
largest exhibition for the solar industry, and looks back on a history
spanning almost twenty years. In 2010, 1,884 international exhibitors and
more than 72,000 trade visitors were welcomed to Intersolar Europe.
Intersolar Europe focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production
technology and solar thermal technology. Since its founding, it has become
established as the most important industry platform for manufacturers,
suppliers, wholesalers and service providers. The accompanying Intersolar
Europe Conference consolidates the topics of the exhibition. In 2010, more
than 150 speakers and around 2,000 attendees discussed current industry
topics and investigated the background of technological, market and political

In 2008, Intersolar North America in San Francisco became the
second exhibition after Intersolar Europe, followed by Intersolar India in
2009, which has been held in Mumbai since 2010. From 2012, Intersolar China
will be added to the Intersolar portfolio. Intersolar Europe is organized by
Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe
GmbH & Co. KG. The exhibitions in North America, India and China are
organized by the international subsidiaries Solar Promotion International
GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Management und Marketing International GmbH


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