Joint Forces for Solar and the International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance to launch the world's first e-marketplace "Solar & Storage DigiCon"

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In answer to the current unpredictable situation shaped by massive travel restrictions and cancelled/postponed events, the two globally recognized business platforms Joint Forces for Solar and the International Battery Energy Storage Alliance – IBESA have taken the lead to support companies along the entire value chain to overcome current challenges with the launch of the digital marketplace Solar & Storage DigiCon. It is a first of its kind virtual environment dedicated to the global solar and energy storage industries aiming to connect stakeholders around the globe on a 24/7 basis and foster accelerated knowledge exchange.

Due to the unfortunate outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, global travel restrictions have come into force. As few countries recover from this pandemic and restart their economies, others are enforcing lockdowns jeopardizing the global events calendar in-turn affecting marketing plans and travel schedules.

In order to tackle this problem, Joint Forces for Solar (JF4S) and the International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) have launched the brand new platform Solar & Storage DigiCon, a virtual environment and platform for companies to present their products, services,  innovations, to generate new leads and pro-actively maintain customer engagements on a global and local scale. The initial period for the e-marketplace is six months and public launch date is mid-July 2020. “Resulting from numerous conversations with our trusted JF4S and IBESA partner companies, we felt a strong demand for alternative ways to exchange industry knowledge and maintain customer engagement – a clear call for action to us. We consider the Solar & Storage DigiCon as an integrated platform and one-stop shop for the global solar and energy storage downstream segment”, says Daniel Fuchs, Vice President of JF4S and IBESA. SSDC includes each and every one: Particular focus is put on the connection and interaction between industry suppliers and market intermediaries, such as installers, project developers and EPC companies.

In addition to the 24/7 engagement functionality with stakeholders on global scale and possibility to showcase/launch latest product innovations, this e-marketplace also incorporates region focused live days covering Europe, North America, LATAM, MEA and APAC. With an expected peak attendance for each region within these weeks, embedded e-conferences secure an informative knowledge exchange on local level between companies and platform visitors. Respective conference programs are shaped towards the specific and contemporary needs of the different regions and will be compiled in close coordination with the globally leading market intelligence company for the downstream segments EUPD Research.

The Solar & Storage DigiCon hosts feel empowered by the tremendously positive industry feedback and already founded a solid base within the first weeks. Founding partners of the project include renowned companies such as SHARP, Sonnen, JA Solar, AE Solar, Ingeteam, IDEEMATEC, SOCOMEC, and many more. Innovation and experience go hand-in-hand according to SHARP’s marketing manager Anne Schilling, who resumes “SHARP has been a pioneer in the solar market for more than 60 years and is always involved in innovations and new developments. I believe that digital platforms and virtual reality will continue to gain importance in the coming years. We expect to reach many people through this channel. A further positive side effect is the carbon footprint reduction resulting from minimized travelling and the eco-friendly way of staying connected with industry peers. Let's make progress together, visit us at Storage & Solar DigiCon!”.

For further information on the platform as well as the associated opportunities and functionalities, please feel free to contact the operations team at any time or visit

About International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance – IBESA

The International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance – IBESA is the global pioneer network of excellence in the field of battery and energy storage that enables an international and practice-oriented transfer of knowledge. Founded in 2013, IBESA offers a worldwide network, contacts accross the value chain of different business sectors, exclusive high-quality market research know-how as well as the complete marketing and public relation package – based on a long experience in business.
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