Major Photovoltaic Cell Manufacturers and the PV Supply Chain Unite at PVJapan 2010

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Major Photovoltaic Cell Manufacturers and the PV Supply Chain Unite at PVJapan 2010

Sharp and Sanyo to Present at PVJapan 2010 Executive Forum

TOKYO, Japan – June 8, 2010 – The third annual PVJapan is set for June 30 to July 2, 2010 at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. PVJapan is a comprehensive event featuring industry leaders in the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry and is co-organized by the SEMI PV Group business unit and the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA). 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.

In Japan, PV generation is increasing rapidly. The volume of domestic PV cell shipments in 2009 reached 483,960 kW, approximately double the 2008 amount. About 90 percent was for use in residential applications. This growth is driven by a subsidy system for the installation of residential PV generation, which will continue to expand because surplus generated power can be sold at about double the previous price. Since PV is a critical renewable source of clean energy, PVJapan 2010 seeks to unite the entire PV supply chain. Through presentations and exhibitions, a wide range of information will be disseminated with the goal of moving the PV industry forward by helping to reduce manufacturing costs.

The PVJapan Executive Forum features top PV executives and government representatives presenting strategies and outlooks for the future of the industry, with presentations by:

  • “PV Industry Trends and Sharp’s Solar Business Strategy” by Tetsuo Onishi, Group GM, Solar Systems Group, Sharp
  • “Solar Business of Sanyo Electric and Future Prospects – Development of the “Green Innovation Company” by Tetsuhiro Maeda, VP, GM, Solar Division, SANYO Electric
  • “Perspective of Global PV Industry: LG’s Strategy of Solar Business and Technology” by Ji Weon Jeong,VP, Solar Cell Business, LG Electronics
  • “Toshiba’s Approach to Photovoltaic Systems” by Shoji Takenaka, CTE and GM Photovoltaic Systems Division, Toshiba

Approximately 650 booths will be on the exhibition floor, divided into six zones: Solar Cells/Modules, Related Products, and Solar Cell/Module Applications; Solar Systems; Construction Services; Manufacturing Equipment; Components, Materials and Facilities; and Inspection/Measurement Tools.

PVJapan technical seminars will be held from June 30 to July 2 on a wide range of topics, including materials, market trends, next generation solar cells, performance evaluation and standards, manufacturing equipment, thin-film solar cells, PV adoption in Asia, and electrical systems and applications. Additional seminars and sessions include Japan PV Standards Technical Committee meetings, environmental regulations, and installation guide for PV systems for public industrial facilities. In addition, SEMI PV Group will hold three tutorials on PV Technology (Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells, Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells, and CIGS Solar Cells).

PVJapan 2010 will share the venue with Renewable Energy 2010 International Exhibition (hosted by the Japan Council for Renewable Energy) and Renewable Energy 2010 International Conference (hosted by the Renewable Energy 2010 Organizing Committee), with the combined event dubbed the "Renewable Energy World Fair 2010.”

The combined event brings together the entire renewable energy industry with participants from over 50 countries, creating opportunities for cross-segment and global networking and problem solving. The opening ceremony and keynote speeches for the Renewable Energy World Fair 2010 will take place starting at 10:00am on June 30, 2010. The keynote speakers will be Toshio Yamagata, doctor of science at the University of Tokyo, and David Renné, president of the International Solar Energy Society.

For complete details on PVJapan 2010 – including exhibitor information and the schedule of events and sessions – please visit the PVJapan website at

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

About JPEA

Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) was established in 1987 to promote the adoption of photovoltaic technology. JPEA has 104 member companies/associations. The members include solar cell and module makers, general contractors and residential-related companies. Web site:

North American Association Contact:

Deborah Geiger/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7988

Japan Association Contact:

SEMI Japan/PV Group Business Unit
Tel: 81.3.3222.5907

Market Division/SEMI Japan
Tel: 81.3.3222.5985

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