Tetsuroh Muramatsu (Sharp) and Marko Schulz (Q-Cells) Among Featured Speakers at PVJapan 2009

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Tetsuroh Muramatsu (Sharp) and Marko Schulz (Q-Cells) Among Featured Speakers at PVJapan 2009

Exhibition Moves to Chiba, June 24-26

TOKYO, Japan – June 11, 2009– The second annual PVJapan is set for June 24-26, 2009 in Chiba, Japan, and will feature presentations by Tetsuroh Muramatsu, group general manager of Sharp Corporation, and Marko Schulz Executive Board for Marketing & Sales Division of Q-Cells as well as many other industry leaders. Following a successful debut last year, PVJapan 2009 will feature more exhibitors and a larger, more comprehensive set of programs that address the entire photovoltaic (PV) supply chain. Specific programs will cover information for PV cell and module manufacturers, equipment, materials and components suppliers, and solar energy and related products for deployment in residential, commercial and utility installations.

Session highlights include the Executive Forum, featuring top PV executives and government representatives presenting strategies and outlooks for the future of the industry. During these sessions, Tetsuroh Muramatsu will discuss Sharp Corporation’s global strategies and future prospects in the PV industry, and Marko Schulz of Q-Cells will offer his insights on the European Energy framework Strategic Energy Plan (SET-Plan), under which PV is expected to supply up to 12% of European electricity demand by 2020.

Other important sessions are the “R&D Strategies for Leading PV Countries,” and “The Rise of Thin-Film Solar Cells: New Technology and Challenges”. The former will feature representatives from government R&D centers providing updated information on PV-related R&D activities in Germany, Japan, the U.S. and Taiwan. The latter session is dedicated to discussion of technology development strategies for thin film solar cells technologies. Kenji Yamamoto of Kaneka, Yasuhiro Yamauchi of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Tatsuo Saga of Sharp, Katsumi Kushiya of Showa Shell Solar and Akira Yamada of Tokyo Institute of Technology will provide updated information on their technologies and future prospects.

A key element at PVJapan 2009 is the large number of exhibitors from academia. Exhibits include 18 from institutions working in photovoltaics and 32 from other renewable energy-related fields.

The exposition will house about 300 exhibitors, occupying 600 booths, plus another 170 exhibitors in 210 booths at the co-located Renewable Energy Tokyo Fair

PVJapan 2009 will also be held concurrently with the Renewable Energy 2009 Tokyo Fair, organized by the Japan Council for Renewable Energy. PVJapan 2009 and Renewable Energy 2009 Tokyo Fair will held under the joint name of Renewable Energy World Fair 2009.

For more information about PVJapan 2009, please visit www.pvjapan.org

About JPEA:

Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association was established in 1987 to promote the adoption of photovoltaic technology. JPEA celebrated its 20th anniversary in April 2007. JPEA members include solar cell and module makers, general contractors and residential-related companies. Web site: www.jpea.gr.jp.

About SEMI PV Group

The PV Group is a SEMI special interest group that serves the photovoltaic supply chain. Participating companies provide manufacturing equipment, materials, cells, modules, sub-systems, and components to the solar energy industry worldwide. The PV Group mission is to advance continuous manufacturing cost reductions, industry growth, and sustainable business practices through international standards development, events, public policy advocacy, EHS support, market intelligence, and other services. For more information, visit: www.pvgroup.org.

Association Contact:

Scott Smith/SEMI

Tel: 1.408.943.7957

Email: ssmith@semi.org

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