Intersolar and SEMI PV Group Expand Cooperation to Present SOLARCON/Intersolar India 2009


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INTERSOLAR and SEMI PV GROUP Expand Cooperation to Present SOLARCON/INTERSOLAR INDIA 2009 in Hyderabad, India 9-11 November 2009

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – 4 September 2009 – The SEMI PV Group in association with Solar Promotion International GmbH and Freiburg Wirtshaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG will co-organize SOLARCON/INTERSOLAR India November 9-11, 2009.

This continuing collaboration is a furthering of the successful partnership between the
SEMI PV Group, Solar Promotion International GmbH, and Freiburg Wirtshaft Touristik and Messe GmbH & Co. KG that has created the successful and rapidly growing SOLARCON/INTERSOLAR North America exposition in San Francisco, California and has expanded the value chain in the already highly acclaimed Intersolar Europe event in Munich, Germany. The SOLARCON/INTERSOLAR shows bring together all solar energy technologies and the entire solar energy supply chain, from materials and equipment suppliers, cell and module manufacturers, balance of systems (BOS) suppliers (including inverters, tracking systems, integrators), service contractors and installers.

“SEMI is extremely pleased to expand the excellent relationship we have with Solar Promotion International GmbH, and Freiburg Wirtshaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG as we co-organize these SOLARCON/INTERSOLAR shows,” said Sathya Prasad, president of SEMI India. “SEMI PV GROUP has been actively involved in the India market, and we have recently collaborated with the major solar energy companies in the region to release India’s first industry-guided White Paper on Solar PV, called “The Solar PV Landscape in India – An Industry Perspective”. This White Paper recommends significant increases to the long-term targets for domestic solar installation to encourage a rapid acceleration of the solar energy market in India. This show is an opportunity for both domestic and international companies to be there as the subcontinent market achieves rapid growth and profitability.”

“Together, we are committed to producing the right number and size of high-quality solar shows around the world that will enable global, regional, and local manufacturers and suppliers to access these growing markets,” said Marcus Elsaesser, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International.

The SOLARCON/INTERSOLAR India 2009 exhibition will be another of our world-leading solar expos,” said Mr. Prasad. “We expect this show to help local companies focus their efforts to take advantage of the market dynamics in India We also anticipate that companies throughout Asia, Europe, and North America will regard this show as a milestone in providing this most important region with the high-quality venue that will serve their needs. We are committed to supporting these markets and these companies.”

About SEMI PV GROUP

The PV Group is a SEMI special interest group dedicated to serving the PV manufacturing supply chain. Members of the PV Group provide the essential equipment, materials and services necessary to produce clean, renewable energy from photovoltaic technologies. The PV Group is committed to lowering costs for PV energy and for expanding the growth and profitability of SEMI members serving this essential industry; visit www.pvgroup.org

About INTERSOLAR

The INTERSOLAR international trade shows are the world’s largest trade shows for solar technology and have been organized by Solar Promotion GmbH in Pforzheim in cooperation with Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG in Freiburg since 2000 and with SEMI PV Group since 2008. Intersolar focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal technology and solar architecture. Since its beginnings, it has established itself as the leading international industry convention for producers, suppliers, wholesales and service providers. For more information visit www.intersolar.de

Association Contact

Steve Buehler/SEMI US
Tel: +1.408.943.7049
sbuehler@semi.org