European Solar Thermal Energy Conference

Date: 23 October 2008
Source: Intersolar
In 2009, estec ("European Solar Thermal Energy Conference"), the largest conference of its kind in Europe, will once again take place in Munich, in cooperation with Intersolar. estec is organized every two years by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and opens its doors on May 25 and 26, 2009, at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, two days before Intersolar 2009.

The organizer's decision to continue its collaboration with Intersolar, now the world's largest solar power trade show, sends out a clear message. "Intersolar has become the most important platform for the European Solar Industry," says Uwe Trenkner, Secretary General of ESTIF.

Next year, the organizers of Intersolar are expecting up to 1,300 exhibiting companies from all sectors of the solar industry and over 60,000 visitors, following what was already a significant increase in the number of exhibitors this year. The number of visitors to estec2009 is also expected to rise correspondingly, with the organizers estimating that around 600 experts and decision-makers from the international solar thermal industry will attend. "Intersolar is now an established event for anyone working within the solar thermal sector. We are very pleased that estec, the most significant conference in the solar thermal sector, will once again take place in conjunction with Intersolar in 2009," says Horst Dufner, Intersolar project manager.

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Sponsors of Intersolar 2009:

Intersolar 2009 is supported by the leading solar industry associations: the German Solar Industry Association (BSW), as the exclusive partner of Intersolar, the German Solar Energy Society (DGS), the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES).

About Intersolar:

The international trade show Intersolar is the largest solar technology tradeshow in the world. It is organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim, in cooperation with Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG. In 2008, the show took place in Munich for the first time.

Intersolar focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal technology and solar architecture. Since its foundation in 2000, it has established itself as the leading international trade show in the sector, for manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and service providers alike. Intersolar 2009 will take place at the New Munich Trade Fair Center (Neue Messe München) from May 27 to May 29, 2009.

About estec2009/ESTIF:

The European Solar Thermal Energy Conference is the largest conference of its kind in the world. It is organized by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF).


Solar Promotion GmbH | Postfach 100 170 | 75101 Pforzheim | Germany

Horst Dufner | Tel.: +49-(0)7231-58598-0 | Fax: +49-(0)7231-58598-28 |

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Robert Schwarzenböck | Tel. +49-(0)89-747466-23 | Fax +49-(0)89-747466-66 | rs@fischerAppelt.deAndreas Haas | Tel. +49-(0)89-747466-24 | Fax +49-(0)89-747466-66 |

600450 European Solar Thermal Energy Conference
Date: 23 October 2008
Source: Intersolar

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