Intersolar North America will be held in conjunction with SEMICON West in San Francisco, July 15-17, 2008.

SEMI, the global industry association of companies providing pv solar equipment, along with organizers of Intersolar, the world´s largest trade fair for solar technology, announced a partnership to host Intersolar North America in San Francisco, July 15-17, 2008.

The new exposition will be the largest trade event serving the full solar energy supply chain in the United States, and will be held in conjunction with SEMICON West, the world’s first industry event dedicated to microelectronics manufacturing.

Recent estimates project the global solar photovoltaic (PV) market to grow from $9 billion (US) today to over $40 billion in 2012, when electricity produced by PV technology will reach grid parity in many parts of the world.

Intersolar North America will address the entire supply chain in solar energy including solar thermal energy and PV. Exhibitors will include PV cell, module and inverter manufacturers, polysilicon suppliers, equipment and material suppliers, components and subsystems, manufacturers of solar thermal applications for heating, process heat and cooling as well as architectural/construction services.

For further information about Intersolar, visit www.intersolar.us.