MUNICH February 21, 2011
– Intersolar Europe Presents More Efficient Technologies and More Innovative Equipment and Machinery for Photovoltaic Production
In 2010, the international photovoltaics industry saw its turnover double with around 15 gigawatts (GW) of newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity, making 2010 to the industry’s most successful year to date. By way of comparison, new capacity totaled 7.1 GW in 2009, and 2008 saw approximately 5.7 GW installed worldwide. Huge price cuts in 2009 combined with the positive effects of international subsidization programs played a significant role in this development.
PV Production Technology at Intersolar Europe
In cooperation with the SEMI PV Group, the global industry association of equipment and material manufacturers specializing in photovoltaics, Intersolar Europe 2011 is dedicating a hall entirely to PV production technology for the third time. In Hall A5, key players in production technology from across the globe are presenting their innovations, products, services and much more, in the following areas: automation, cell and module production, thin film technology, software, gases and chemicals, and solar glass. The importance of this industry segment I reflected within the Intersolar AWARD 2011. In addition to the most innovative developments in Photovoltaics and Solar Thermal Technology, the most promising international products and services in the PV Production Technology category are being presented with awards on the first day of Intersolar Europe.
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Higher Efficiency at Lower Costs
Germany’s France Czech Republic Spain
Increasing Expenditure for PV Production
$11 million $5 million $450 million $1.2 billion
Grid Parity at the Center of Research and Development
Europe the United States Japan
In addition, research institutions and companies are pursuing new approaches, such as the use of silicon ink, innovative etching and coating processes, multilayer solar cells and new contacting methods. Research work in laboratories currently focuses on nanotechnologies which can considerably increase the absorption of light in solar cells. These are just a few examples of the innovations awaiting visitors to this year’s Intersolar Europe.
Supporters of Intersolar Europe
Intersolar Europe is supported by the leading solar industry associations: the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar), as an exclusive partner of Intersolar Europe, the German Solar Energy Society (DGS), the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and the SEMI PV Group. With the support of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).
With over 3,000 exhibitors and 77,000 visitors on three continents, Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition for the entire solar industry. Intersolar Europe takes place annually at the New Munich Trade Fair Center. Today, it is the world’s largest exhibition for the solar industry, and looks back on a history spanning twenty years. In 2010, 1,884 international exhibitors and more than 72,000 trade visitors were welcomed to Intersolar Europe. Intersolar Europe focuses on the areas of Photovoltaics, PV Production Technology and Solar Thermal Technology. Since its founding, it has become established as the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and service providers. The accompanying Intersolar Europe Conference consolidates the topics of the exhibition. In 2010, more than 150 speakers and around 2,000 attendees discussed current industry topics and investigated the background of technological, market and political developments.
San Francisco Mumbai North America India China
About SEMI PV Group
SEMI PV Group is a global business association with over 35 years of experience providing service and consultation to companies that supply equipment, materials and services for semiconductor production systems, displays, photovoltaic products and associated technologies
Contact: Solar Promotion GmbH | P.O. Box 100 170 | 75101 Pforzheim Horst Dufner | Tel.: +49-7231-58598-0 | Fax: +49-7231-58598-28 | [email protected] SEMI PV Group | Helmholtzstrasse 2-9 | 10587 Berlin, Germany Stephan Raithel | Tel.: +49-30-303080770 | Fax: +49-30-81878879| [email protected] Press contact: fischerAppelt, relations | Infanteriestrasse 11a | 80797 Munich, Germany Robert Schwarzenbock | Tel. +49-89-747466-23 | Fax +49-89-747466-66 | [email protected] Iris Funke | Tel. +49-89-747466-221 | Fax +49-89-747466-66 | [email protected]
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