“We are pleased to bring back the Photovoltaics Summit and Concentrating Solar Thermal Power to California next year,” said Christopher Smith, senior conference producer at IntertechPira.
IntertechPira is pleased to announce the return of the 7th annual Photovoltaics Summit 2012, scheduled for April 16-18 and the 4th annual Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2012 conference, scheduled for April 18-20 at The Westin San Diego, in San Diego, CA, US.
These two events will bring together the solar industry’s experts, manufacturers, researchers and end users for a balanced, comprehensive discussion of the opportunities and challenges surrounding photovoltaic markets and concentrated solar thermal power.
“We are pleased to bring back the Photovoltaics Summit and Concentrating Solar Thermal Power to California next year,” said Christopher Smith, senior conference producer at IntertechPira. “The solar industry is rapidly growing with new technologies introduced frequently and it is more important than ever for those involved in research and development, manufacturers and users of the technology to come together, share ideas and network.”
Key speakers at last year’s Photovoltaics Summit included Jeffrey S. Britt of Global Solar Energy; Tom Dyer of Kyocera Solar Inc.; Tom Gutierrez of GT Solar; Steve Horne of Solfocus; Roger Little of Spire Corporation; and Robert Petrina of Yingli Green Energy Americas. Attendees also heard from many of the leading companies in the industry including Navigant Consulting, Lux Research, Lincoln International, Meridian Clean Fuels, Denham Capital, Recurrent Energy, Quanta Renewable Energy Services, First Solar, Surek PV Consulting, Amonix, Abound Solar, Solaredge Technologies and SAFT America.
The 2011 version of Concentrating Solar Thermal Power featured a keynote panel presentation delivered by Uwe Schmidt, CEO, SOLAR TRUST OF AMERICA, Kevin Smith, Chief Executive Officer, SOLARRESERVE, Albert Fong, Managing Director, ALBIASA CORPORATION and Thomas Doyle, President & CEO, NRG SOLAR. Other presenters included Kevin Sara, Founder and Managing Director, NUR ENERGIE, Keith Casey, VP Markets and Infrastructure Development, CALIFORNIA ISO, Richard Leblanc, CEO, SKYFUEL, Asif Ansari, CEO and Founder, SUNTROUGH ENERGY, Jose Martin, CEO, SENER and many others.
Each event will feature approximately 20-25 expert presentations assessing market trends, technical development and application related advances through presentations, question-and-answer sessions and panel discussions. Throughout the conference, there will be a number of hosted luncheons, breaks and receptions, which will be held in and around the exhibit area located outside the main conference room. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available.
Speaker recruitment for both events is now underway. To submit a topic for consideration, or to request more details, please contact conference producer Christopher Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 207 781 9635.
For more information on Photovoltaics Summit 2012, visit www.photovoltaicssummit.com. For complete information on Concentrating
Solar Thermal Power 2011, visit www.cstpower-conference.com.
IntertechPira provides events, market research, publications, strategic and technical consulting to niche, emerging and high growth industries. Market coverage includes lighting and displays, alternative energy, home and personal care, industrial biotechnology, performance materials and chemicals. IntertechPira is a division of Pira International.