22nd EU PVSEC Preview

Photovoltaics converge on Milano for THE PV Conference, Exhibition, and EPIA’s 4th PV Industry Forum

The 22nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) opens this Monday, September 3, 2007, on the US Labor Day holiday =again= this year and runs for five days through Friday, September 7, 2007, at the FIERA MILANO RHO Fairground and Conference centre.

Sorry, it is too late to register. The conference has been booked to the limit since August 22, 2007. Registered Conference Delegates are invited to read the Welcome Letter for background information.

If you want to determine which Plenary, Oral, and Visual presentations to attend, the Conference Program Outline is online and also segmented by Day and Topic area.

By Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

By Topic:
Topic 1 (T1)
Advanced Photovoltaics
Topic 2 (T2) Wafer-Based Silicon Solar Cells and Materials Technology
Topic 3 (T3) Thin Films
Topic 4 (T4) Components for PV Systems
Topic 5 (T5) PV Systems
Topic 6 (T6) PV Deployment

Visual Presentations: Monday – Tuesday, Wednesday – Thursday

In addition to the extensive Conference Program, the Exhibition covers an area twice as large as Dresden last year with 30,000 square meters (~7.4 acres) and 520 Exhibitors.

While the Conference is booked:

The visit of the Exhibition is free of charge. No pre-registration is required.

Don’t forget the Exhibition closes for the week on Thursday evening at 6PM (18:00). With so many stands to visit, preplanning is essential. Here are the List of Exhibitors and Stand Layout by Hall (Halls 16 and 20 are adjacent):

View the List of Hall 16
View the Layout-Plan of Hall 16

View the List of Hall 20
View the Layout-Plan of Hall 20

View the List of Hall 16 and 20
View the complete Layout-Plan

If the Conference and Exhibition were not enough, there is an ambitious agenda of EPIA Activities at the 22nd EU PVSEC.

Besides the 4th European PV Industry Forum (Agenda) on Wednesday, September 5, 2007, the Schedule of EPIA Events includes two Workshops:

Industry meets Industry I: Optimising interaction between components, material and equipment manufacturers
Industry meets Industry II: Optimising interaction between modules, BOS and systems integrators

The theme of the 4th European PV Industry Forum is “Towards maturity of the PV Industry”. The session topics are: PV Market Development, Industrial Investments, Research and Development, and Sustainability Challenges. Of particular interest is a presentation on PV Cycle:

PV Cycle: PV Industry’s answer to Environmental Challenges
Karsten Wambach, Deutsche Solar

I’ll see you for a free drink at the EPIA OPEN BAR running Tuesday through Thursday from 18:00 (6PM) to 20:00 (8PM) by LEM 3 and 4 in the EPIA Village next to the exhibition area. Ciao!

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