What about the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC)?
In the presentations following the announcement of the 23rd EU PVSEC Closing Session: Poster Award Winners, Executive Conference Director Dr. Peter Helm updated the 23rd EU PVSEC statistics. The Conference had 4212 Delegates from 87 countries led by Germany (1100), the US (630), and Spain (319). The Spanish participation was light because so many Spaniards were working to complete photovoltaic installations before the current Feed-in Tariff law expires on September 28, 2008.
Dr. Helm observed that although China did not account for even one percent (1%) of the Conference delegates, Chinese companies exhibited on ten percent (10%) of the available Exhibition stand space behind only Germany (30%) and Spain (12%).
Billed as “The most inspiring Platform for the global PV Solar Sector”, Dr. Helm tipped the details for the 24th EU PVSEC:
Sorry for holding off on this since last week. For once, this EU PVSEC will not conflict with the Labor Day holiday in the United States! Start planning now with a visit to the Hamburg Tourismus GmbH (Deutsch) website, Hamburg’s official tourism pages.
With the Closing Session running into extended time, Dr. Wolfgang Palz refrained from any closing remarks and thanked the participants, scientists, and organizers including Conference General Chairman Dr. Daniel Lincot, Technical Programme Chairman Dr. Heinz Ossenbrink, Executive Conference Director Dr. Peter Helm, and Dr. Herbert-Peter Grimm. Then Dr. Lincot closed the 23rd EU PVSEC.
And, yes, Iberia Airlines has still =not= delivered my checked bag to me almost twelve (12) days since my completed round trip started! Perhaps I just missed it in Valencia before traveling to Madrid the afternoon prior to my return flight. At this point, I won’t believe my luggage exists until it is reunited with me. Does Ibysmal sound like an appropriate nickname for Iberia?