Intersolar and SEMI PV Group Announce Plans to Co-organize Solar Event in China


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Intersolar and SEMI PV Group Announce Plans to Co-organize Solar Event in China

Intersolar China / SOLARCON China 2011 Poised to Become Leading International Exhibition and Conference in Asia

Freiburg / Pforzheim, Germany, and San Jose, Calif., June 10, 2010 – The organizers of Intersolar, Solar Promotion International GmbH and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH, and SEMI PV Group, organizers of SOLARCON, have finalized arrangements for their latest collaboration, Intersolar China / SOLARCON China 2011. The event takes place from March 15-17, 2011 in Shanghai, China and expects over 200 exhibitors and more than 25,000 trade visitors. This collaboration closely follows their joint success working together on Intersolar North America and Intersolar Europe.

The annual event, co-located with SEMICON China, takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Intersolar China / SOLARCON China 2011 will become an industry flagship event, presenting cutting-edge technology and market opportunities in the photovoltaic industry. The co-location of events also provides a robust cross-industry platform to semiconductors, an integral part of photovoltaic production and overall cost reduction of panels.

Intersolar China / SOLARCON China 2011 will feature both domestic and international companies who will contribute to the rapid growth and profitability of the Chinese market. Further, the event will represent a diverse audience of international trade visitors including, purchasers and investors included among the many thousands of solar professionals.

“Our joint success with SEMI is based on our overlying goal to organize first-class exhibitions and conferences for the solar industry in the most influential solar-regions around the world,” said Markus Elsaesser, CEO of Solar Promotion International. “The Chinese government, on both a national and provincial level, has begun an ambitious program of incentives to develop the solar energy industry. We are delighted to support and help accelerate the rapid growth of this dynamic market in China.”

Intersolar China / SOLARCON China 2011 brings together all solar energy technologies and the entire supply chain, including: equipment and materials suppliers; cell and module manufacturers; balance of systems (BOS) suppliers (inverters, tracking and mounting systems, integrators); distributors and project developers.

“As China aspires to become a world-player in solar technology and production, Intersolar China / SOLARCON China 2011 will help guide both domestic and international solar companies to further stimulate the progress already being made in China,” said Dan Martin, Executive Vice President of SEMI PV Group. “SEMI is pleased to work closely with Intersolar in organizing what we expect to become the region’s premier exhibition and conference.”

SEMI has a long-standing presence in the Chinese market and has collaborated with major solar-energy companies in the region. The PV Group’s commitment to serving the manufacturing supply chain will cater to the manufacturing-focused Chinese solar market and continue to help reduce costs.

”Building on our partnership with SEMI PV Group in North America and Europe to now include China, reinforces our commitment to providing a world-class solar event for the Chinese and Asian solar industries.“ said Klaus W. Seilnacht, CEO of Freiburg Management and Marketing International.

About Intersolar

With over 2,600 exhibitors and 80,000+ visitors spanning three continents, Intersolar is the world's leading exhibition-series for the solar industry.

Intersolar China / SOLARCON China 2011 takes place annually in Shanghai from 2011. Its strong background in the global solar industry and decades of experience from the organizers provides a valuable platform for solar companies to exchange knowledge and further develop the dynamic Asian solar market.

Intersolar's storied history of international exhibitions and conferences spans almost 20 years. Taking place in addition to Intersolar China / SOLARCON China in Shanghai are Intersolar North America in San Francisco and Intersolar India in Mumbai. The world’s largest exhibition for the solar industry is Intersolar Europe in Munich.

The organizers of Intersolar Europe are Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG. The exhibitions in North America, India and China are organized by the international subsidiaries Solar Promotion International GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI).

For more information on Intersolar China, visit http://www.intersolarchina.com/ and http://www.semi.org.cn/solarconchina/en/

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. The SEMI PV Group organizes SOLARCON exhibitions in Korea, China, Singapore, and India along with the annual PVJapan and PV Taiwan events. For more information, please visit www.pvgroup.org.

Intersolar Contact:

Solar Promotion International GmbH
Mr. Markus Elsaesser
Kiehnlestr. 16
75172 Pforzheim, Germany
Tel.: +49-(0)7231-58598-0
Fax: +49-(0)7231-58598-28
E-mail: info@intersolar.de

SEMI PV Group Contact:

Mr. Steven Buehler
3081 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA USA 95134
Tel.: +1.408.943.7049
E-mail: sbuehler@semi.org