Covering the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies, ees North America is the ideal platform for all stakeholders in the rapidly growing energy storage market. It takes place in the epicenter of the U.S. storage market: California. Co-located with Intersolar North America, ees North America provides the best opportunity to explore energy storage systems in combination with PV and beyond. In 2016, more than 100 energy storage exhibitors and more than 18,000 visitors participated in the co-located events. ees North America is part of the ees global exhibition series. Together with ees Europe in Munich, and ees India in Mumbai, ees events are represented on three continents.
Thousands of attendees streamed into the Intersolar and ees North America exhibition halls Tuesday, when Intersolar North America opened its 10th annual event in San Francisco, along with ees North America. The two events offer attendees the chance to see the latest solar and storage technologies from both established market leaders and innovative up-and-coming companies. Over the course of the next three days, these events are expected to draw 18,000 visitors from across the world to visit more than 500 exhibitors. Together, it’s the most well-attended event in the industry.
The solar-plus-storage market is on the brink of rapid growth, due in part to stronger policy support. According to a new report from GTM Research, the U.S. grid-connected solar-plus-storage market tripled in 2016. Behind-the-meter solar-plus-storage is set to grow at a much greater pace in the next five years. By 2021, U.S. grid-tied solar-paired-storage will pass 1 GW of installations, a growth rate of 31x from 2016.
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