20 top solar events and conferences in 2023
23 May, 22 / UPDATED 19 Jan, 23
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 2023.
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.
What? The renewable energy event to speed up renewable energy transition
Where? Madrid, Spain
When? April 19-20, 2023
Pulse brings together global renewable energy professionals to tackle coming challenges, unveil business opportunities and celebrate innovative progress towards the low-carbon sustainable transition. The event includes keynotes speakers, hands-on technical sessions as well as an excellent networking opportunity.
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.
Our team at Intersolar Europe 2022.
What? Spain’s top renewable energy event
Where? Madrid, Spain
When? April 25-26, 2023
Also known as Energyear Mediterránea, this event features conferences, workshops and meetings with Spanish renewable executives, specialists and members of the regulatory establishment.
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 will be held in Madrid on April 25-26, 2023, but there are other global events running for the remainder of the year. Visit the company’s LinkedIn page for more information.
Our colleague Carla during her panel discussion at Energyear Espana 2022.
What? The biggest renewable energy event in the USA, which includes SPI, ESI, RE+ Power, and RE+ Infrastructure
Where? Las Vegas, Nevada
When? September 11-14, 2023
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 11-14, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada, while RE+ Northeast debuted in Boston, Massachusetts on February 22-23, 2023. The rest of RE+ Events (formerly Solar Power Events) can be found here.
Our team at 2022's edition of RE+.
What? South America’s most comprehensive PV and solar thermal event
Where? Sao Paulo, Brazil
When? August 29-31, 2023
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 29-31 August 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, while the Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste event, which is focused on networking, will be held on April 18-19, 2023.
Our colleagues at intersolar South America 2022.
What? The European edition of Large Scale Solar
Where? Lisbon, Portugal
When? March 21-22, 2023
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 eleventh year of the sell-out event will be held in Lisbon on 21-22 March, 2023, discussing themes such as colocations, biodiversity, floating solar and green hydrogen.
Solar Media also runs Large Scale Solar Central & Eastern Europe, scheduled for November 14-15, 2023 in Warsaw, Poland and Large Scale Solar USA, which will take place in Austin, Texas on 3-4 May, 2023.
What? The UK’s largest solar event: “powering the smart energy system of the future”
Where? Birmingham, UK
When? October 17-19, 2023
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 17-19, 2023.
Our colleague Teresa during her keynote presentation at Solar & Storage Live UK 2022.
What? Spain's reference event in the solar photovoltaic sector
Where? Madrid, Spain
Leading companies in the Spanish photovoltaic sector debate with public institutions and representatives of civil society to draw up a roadmap to accelerate the energy transition and the economic recovery of our country. IX Foro Solar, organised by the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF), brought together more than a thousand people, breaking a record in its 6th edition in 2022.
What? A shared event with All-Energy, Energy Efficiency Expo and Waste Expo Australia
Where? Melbourne, Australia
When? October 25-26, 2023
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.
Our team at All-Energy Australia in 2022.
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, Smart Cities or Ecowaste, among others.
What? A largescale event focusing on sustainable HVAC technology
Where? Expo Greater Amsterdam, Netherlands
When? March 15-16, 2023
It’s the largest trade show for solar energy in Northwest Europe in the Benelux region. The 2022 event was 25% bigger than previous years, offering practical seminars and networking opportunities. Running simultaneously with Green Heating, the largest trade show for sustainable HVAC technology, attendees can get up to date with both sustainable heating and energy at the same time.
Our team at Solar Solutions International in 2022.
What? An annual renewable energy forum celebrated in France
Where? Montpellier, France
When? December 7-8, 2023
Energaïa is annual event dedicated to renewable energy industry professionals, supported by the Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée. Backed up by a content-rich programme of talks, round tables, workshops and pitches giving centre stage to the expertise of key players in the sector, Forum EnerGaïa has reasserted its status as a major meeting for renewable energy professionals.
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.
Our team at 2022's edition of Intersolar North America.
What? Asia’s largest PV trade show
Where? Shanghai, China
When? May 24-26, 2023
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.
What? An international energy and environment trade fair
Where? Madrid, Spain
When? February 21-23, 2023
The International Energy and Environment Trade Fair, GENERA counts with the support of the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving, IDAE (Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge). The fair brings together professionals from the energy efficiency and renewable energies areas in the commitment towards climate neutrality.
Our colleagues at GENERA 2022.
What? World Smart Energy Week
Where? Tokyo, Japan
When? March 15-17, 2023
PV EXPO gathers a full range of products and technologies from next-generation solar cells to solar power plant construction, maintenance and operation, and is well-established in the industry as the business plat form where experts from all over the world visit.
The Expo counts with three different shows throughtout the year: March 15-17, September 13-15 and November 15-17.
Our colleagues at the PV Expo 2022.
What? An international gathering for large-scale PV stakeholders
Where? Denmark, Copenhagen
When? September 28, 2023
Solarplaza is an international event organization. Since 2004, Solarplaza has organized 150+ events, in 60 cities, in 41 countries, on 6 continents. The Solarplaza Summit Nordics unites key players active in Nordic PV markets, providing them with crucial insights and extended networking opportunities.
What? Southeast Asia’s most attractive and influential solar conference and exhibition
Where? Manila, the Philippines
When? November, 2023
With 1500+ C-suite energy professionals, ACEW brings together leaders and decision makers across the fields of energy, technology, finance, business, and government to discuss how they can facilitate the acceleration of the energy transition in a region that is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Our team at the 2022 edition of ACEW.
What? Italy's reference event for renewables
Where? Rimini, Italy
When? March 22-24, 2023
K.EY provides a comprehensive showcase for the technology, integrated solutions and services that can guide the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral economy. It is also a cultural, scientific and technical hub and community catalyst able to connect stakeholders, players and leaders in the renewable energy sector.
Our team at Key Energy 2022.
What? Italy's reference event for renewables
Where? New Orleans, LA
When? May 22-25, 2023
CLEANPOWER unites the most knowledgeable minds in clean energy to chart the future of this powerful industry and discuss the opportunities ahead.
Event nameWhat?Where?When?PulseThe renewable energy event to speed up renewable energy transitionMadrid, SpainApril 19-20, 2023Intersolar EuropeThe world’s leading solar exhibitionMunich, GermanyJune 14-16, 2023Energyear EspañaSpain's top renewable energy eventMadrid, SpainApril 25-26, 2023RE+The biggest renewable energy event in the US, which includes SPI, ESI and RE+Las Vegas, NV (US)September 11-14, 2023Intersolar South AmericaSouth America's most comprehensive PV and solar thermal eventSao Paulo, BrazilAugust 29-31, 2023Large Scale Solar EuropeThe European edition of Large Scale SolarLisbon, PortugalMarch 21-22, 2023Solar & Storage Live UKThe UK's largest solar event: "powering the smart energy system of the future"Birmingham, UKOctober 17-19, 2023Foro SolarSpain's reference event in the solar PV sectorMadrid, SpainTBDAll-Energy AustraliaA shared event with All-Energy, Energy Efficiency Expo and Waste ExpoMelbourne, AustraliaOctober 25-26, 2023World Future Energy SummitAn exhibition and summit with multiple forumsAbu Dhabi, UAEJanuary 16-18, 2023Solar Solutions InternationalA large-scale event focusing on sustainable HVAC technologyAmsterdam, NetherlandsMarch 15-16, 2023Energaïa ForumAn annual renewable energy forum celebrated in FranceMontpellier, FranceDecember 7-8, 2023Intersolar North AmericaA huge solar energy event with 4,500 attendees and 275 exhibitorsLong Beach, CA (US)February 14-16, 2023SNEC PV Power ExpoAsia's largest PV trade showShanghai, ChinaMay 24-26, 2023GeneraAn international energy and environment trade fairMadrid, SpainFebruary 21-23, 2023Solarplaza Summit NordicsAn international gathering for large-scale PV stakeholdersCopenhagen, DenmarkSeptember 28, 2023PV Expo JapanWorld smart energy weekTokyo, JapanMarch 15-17, 2023ASEAN Clean Energy WeekSoutheast Asia's most attractive and influential solar conference and exhibitionManila, The PhilippinesNovember, 2023Key EnergyItaly's reference event for renewablesRimini, ItalyMarch 22-24, 2023Clean Power Conference & ExhibitionUnites the most knowledgeable minds in clean energy.New Orleans, LA (US)May 22-25, 2023
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