13 top solar events and conferences in 2022 + 2023

These are the top solar industry events in 2022. Follow along to keep up to date with the latest industry trends and network with industry professionals.

Angela Gutiérrez

23 May, 22

The renewable energy industry has shown great resilience over the last two years. It has become one of the most competitive sources of electricity generation despite supply chain constraints and rising raw material costs. As governments and utilities have set ambitious goals for clean energy deployment to address climate change, growth in renewables is set to accelerate in 2022.

Keeping pace with utility-scale solar and storage developments is important for businesses throughout the supply chain to understand where the sector is heading and which trends will have the most impact. Solar industry events are one way to do just that — putting you where thought leaders, institutions, and manufacturers come together to share their expert knowledge.

Here are the top events that should be on your radar.

Intersolar Europe

  • What? The world’s leading solar exhibition
  • Where? Munich, Germany
  • When? June 14-16, 2023

The world’s leading solar industry exhibition, Intersolar Europe brings together solar equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors, as well as service providers, project planners, and developers from around the world. Attendees discuss the latest solar industry developments and trends, explore technological innovations, and meet potential new clients.

The event is held each year in Munich and while it took place on May 11-13, 2022 the conversation is set to continue over social media — Intersolar has also put this highlights reel together from the 2022 event.

2023’s dates will be June 14-16.


Our team at Intersolar Europe 2022.

Energyear Espana

Previously known as Energyear Mediterránea, this event features conferences, workshops and meetings with Spanish renewable executives, specialists and members of the regulatory establishment — including politicians Diego Gago Bugarín (GP) and Daniel Vicente Viondi (GS).

Spain is an important market in the renewable industry as the country with the largest solar resources in Europe and good potential for wind generation, as well as a large manufacturing capacity for equipment components.

The event was held in Madrid on April 27-29, 2022, but there are other global events running for the remainder of the year. Visit the company’s LinkedIn page for more information.

RE+

  • What? The biggest renewable energy event in the USA, with a focus on entrepreneurialism
  • Where? Anaheim, California
  • When? September 19-22, 2022

Solar Power International (SPI), Energy Storage International (ESI), and Smart Energy Week have rebranded as RE+, as the SPI event has shifted focus to accommodate complementary markets.

As North America's largest renewable energy event, RE+ adopts a more entrepreneurial focus — the importance of uniting clean energy solutions including storage, microgrids, Internet of Things (IoT), wind power, hydrogen, fuel cells, and electric vehicles to respond to the global climate crisis are all up for debate.

RE+ will be held September 19-22, 2022, in Anaheim, California while RE+ Northeast debuted in Boston, Massachusetts on February 23-24, 2022.

Intersolar South America

  • What? South America’s most comprehensive PV and solar thermal event
  • Where? Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • When? August 23-25, 2022

The region’s largest solar exhibition and conference — 300+ attendees and 40+ providers — Intersolar South America focuses on photovoltaics (PV), PV production and solar thermal technologies. The exhibition presents manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers, project developers, EPC contractors, system integrators, and research institutes, while the conference PV, brings together industry experts to discuss the market, policy and technology trends that will shape one of the world’s most dynamic PV markets.

The event will be held on 23-25 August 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, while the Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste event, which is focused on networking, was held on April 27-28, 2022.

Future of Energy

  • What? Where top renewable energy developers, investors and other major players meet
  • Where? Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • When? April 11-12, 2022

Solarplaza and Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO run the Future of Energy event in Europe, which unites global renewable energy players from top developers to investors. The scope of the event has extended beyond solar to incorporate hybrid (wind) applications, green hydrogen, energy storage, distributed energy and grid infrastructure, with 70+ “thought leaders”, 400+ attendees and 25+ key notes and panels.

The event was held in Amsterdam on April 11-12, 2022. You can catch up with the ‘Aftermovie’ here.

Large Scale Solar Europe

  • What? The European edition of Large Scale Solar
  • Where? Lisbon, Portugal (with other global events happening this year)
  • When? March 29-30, 2022 (with other global events happening this year)

Produced by UK media company Solar Media, Large Scale Solar Europe gathers key stakeholders from the European solar industry including senior developers, EPCs, utilities and investors to discuss how the market is maturing and technology is evolving, identify new markets, and what is driving the market forward into the 2020s.

The tenth year of the sell-out event was held in Lisbon on 29-30 March, 2022, discussing themes such as colocations, biodiversity, floating solar and green hydrogen. Next year, the event will take place on 28-29 March.

Solar Media also runs Large Scale Solar Central & Eastern Europe, scheduled for November 8-9, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland and Large Scale Solar USA, which will take place in Austin, Texas on 22-23 June, 2022.

Solar & Storage Live UK

  • What? The UK’s largest solar event: “powering the smart energy system of the future”
  • Where? Birmingham, UK
  • When? October 18-20, 2022

The UK’s largest solar event, Solar & Storage Live UK, focuses on uniting the solar, energy storage and electric vehicle industries in the UK to “power the smart energy system of the future”. Key stakeholders across the energy value chain meet with innovators and disruptors showcasing the solutions that will enable the clean energy transition.

The video from 2021’s exhibition provides a taste of what’s in store at Solar & Storage Live UK — next held in Birmingham on October 18-20, 2022.


Our team at Solar & Storage Live UK 2021

World Future Energy Summit (WFES)

  • What? An exhibition and summit with multiple forums (available in person and on-demand)
  • Where? Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • When? January 16-18, 2023

WFES is hosted by renewable energy company Masdar in the United Arab Emirates annually, held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The event features a summit and exhibition as well as a Project Village and Young Future Energy Leaders program. Forums play a big part at WFES too, with breakout sessions happening around:

  • Solar & Clean Energy Forum
  • Water Forum
  • Climate and Environment Forum
  • Smart Cities Forum
  • EcoWASTE Forum.

If attendees can’t be there in person, they can also register to view the above on-demand.

The event was held on January 17-19, 2022 and will next take place on January 16-18, 2023.

Solar Solutions International

  • What? A largescale event focusing on sustainable HVAC technology
  • Where? Vijfhuizen, Netherlands
  • When? April 12-14, 2022

It’s the largest trade show for sustainable HVAC technology in the Benelux region. The 2022 event promised to be 25% bigger than previous years, offering practical seminars and networking opportunities. Running simultaneously with Green Heating, the largest solar energy trade show in Northwest Europe, attendees can get up to date with both sustainable heating and energy at the same time.


Our team at Solar Solutions International

The events were held in Vijfhuizen, Netherlands on April 12-14, 2022.

Solarex Istanbul

  • What? Turkey’s only solar energy themed exhibition
  • Where? Istanbul, Turkey
  • When? April 6-8, 2023

Turkey’s only solar energy themed exhibition, Solar Energy and Technologies Expo (Solarex) Istanbul, brings senior executives, purchasing directors, manufacturers, consumers, and academics together with the aim of advancing the country’s solar energy production. During the exhibition, seminars discuss financing, investment and production and there’s fantastic potential for networking with 2500+ daily visitors — check out Solarex’s visitor profiles here.

Our team at Solarex this year.

The event was held on April 7-9, 2022 and will be held on April 6-8, 2023.

Intersolar North America

  • What? A huge solar energy event with 4500 attendees and 275 exhibitions
  • Where? Long Beach, California
  • When? February 14-16, 2023

Intersolar North America (ISNA) and Energy Storage North America (ESNA) combined for the first time in January 2022, delivering one of the major solar and storage events in the region. The event boasted 4500 attendees and 275 exhibitors, connecting installers, developers, utilities, technology providers, policymakers, and key stakeholders.

There’s also the annual Solar Games competition, where installer teams build on- and off-grid residential solar and storage systems in the exhibition hall using material from sponsors.

The event will next take place in Long Beach, California on February 14-16, 2023.

Our team at 2022's edition of Intersolar North America.

All-Energy Australia

  • What? A shared event with All-Energy, Energy Efficiency Expo and Waste Expo Australia
  • Where? Melbourne, Australia
  • When? October 26-27, 2022

Held in partnership with the Clean Energy Council, All-Energy Australia provides opportunities for industry suppliers and experts to expand their business networks and discuss the latest technology and trends in the renewables sector. All-Energy Australia is co-located with Energy Efficiency Expo and Waste Expo Australia, showcasing clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainability in one place.

“With the recent border opening of Australia, the industry is eager to meet, see the newest industry technologies and make a change in the market’s energy current situation. All-energy is the place to be this year as we have found that Australian-based companies are quite eager to meet and discuss the industry, specially for utility-scale related activities“ Laura Rodríguez, Account Executive Manager of Australia.

The event will be held in Melbourne on October 26-27, 2022.

SNEC PV Power Expo

  • What? Asia’s largest PV trade show
  • Where? Shanghai, China
  • When? Please note this event has been postponed from May 2022 to December 27-29, 2022

The biggest PV trade show in Asia, SNEC PV Power Expo showcases PV manufacturing facilities, equipment, materials, projects, and systems, plus energy storage and mobile energy. The conference covers PV market trends, collaboration and development strategies, policy, finance, and investment, as well as the HUAWEI Digital Power Gala Dinner.

The event was originally scheduled to take place in Shanghai on May 24-26, 2022 but has been postponed to 27-29 December, 2022 because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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