Photovoltaics Summit 2008

Venue: Hilton San Diego Resort

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 18, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2008
Early Registration Date: May 02, 2008
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Over the course of three days the conference program will feature two keynote presentations, 22 plenary session talks, two panels and two half-day pre-conference workshops. In all, 35 industry leaders from around the globe, including India, Australia, Japan, Germany and the US, will provide a comprehensive assessment of the global market, finance and investments, developments in crystalline silicon photovoltaics (PV), the outlook for silicon feedstock and manufacturing, advances in thin films and future generation PV, balance of system (BOS) and applications.

Two pre-conference workshops will kick off the event on Wednesday, June 18. Dr Larry Kazmerski of the National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and John Thornton of Thornton Solar Consulting and Emeritus at NREL will team up in the first workshop to introduce photovoltaic (PV) technologies, systems and applications. The second workshop, instructed by Paula Mints of Navigant Consulting, will offer a market-oriented perspective on technology development, as well as applications and regional growth forecasts.

The main conference will open on the evening of Wednesday, June 18 at 5:15pm with a keynote address titled Photovoltaics: A Critical Analysis by Paul Maycock, President of PV Energy Systems. This is the evening before the start of the plenary sessions on Thursday, June 19. ALL conference participants are invited to join us for this opening night keynote. Registration will be open all day leading up to the keynote. Following the keynote, there will be a Welcome Reception for ALL conference participants.

The morning of Thursday, June 19 will begin with a keynote presentation from California Energy Commissioner Jeffrey D Byron. Speakers during the subsequent sessions on June 19 - 20 will include:

- Dr G Rajeswaran, President & CTO, Moser Baer PV will discuss mass production of silicon-based PV products in India.
- Terry Jester, SAI Principal Investigator, SunPower Corporation will describe SunPower's Solar America Initiative program and progress toward grid-competitive PV systems technology.
- Dr KV Ravi, Director, Solar Business Group, Applied Materials will examine challenges and opportunities for PV materials, machines and manufacturing.
- Dr Subhendu Guha, Chairman, United Solar Ovonic will address amorphous and nanocrystalline thin film silicon PV technology and manufacturing status, markets, products and future prospects.

You won't want to miss out!