SESHA Northern California PV Mini-Conference (January 2010)

SESHA Northern California Photovoltaic (PV) Mini-Conference (January 2010)

Time and Place

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 8 AM – 5 PM
SEMI Headquarters, 3081 Zanker Road, San Jose, California, 95134, USA


The conference covered various environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability issues for the photovoltaic (PV) industry. The conference targeted EHS, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility professional in the PV industry and those wanting to join the industry from adjacent high tech industries (semiconductor, electronic, biotech, etc). Formal presentations, networking opportunities, and a PV facilities tour were on the agenda (see below).


7:30 AM

Registration / Breakfast / Networking


8:00 AM



Introduction to PV Presentations


8:15 AM

Introduction to PV Manufacturing and Product Life Cycle

Aaron Zude of SEMI

9:00 AM

Overview of PV Manufacturing Equipment Trends

Tim Nicholson of Applied Materials

9:30 AM

Networking Break


9:45 AM

Overview of PV Standards Activities

Chuck Sutton of REC Silicon

10:15 AM

Landscape of Chemical Regulations for the PV Industry

Sanjay Baliga of SEMI

10:45 AM

Managing Change for the PV Industry

Andrew McIntyre of EORM

11:30 AM

Free Box Lunch


12:15 PM

Industrial Hygiene in the PV Industry

Xavier Alcarez of EORM

1:00 PM

EHS Perspectives from the PV End User / Installer

Jon Valle of Andalay Solar

1:45 PM

Networking Break


Professional Development Presentations


2:00 PM

Making the Transition to the PV Industry (Part 1)

Sue Creighton of S. Creighton Consulting

2:30 PM

Making the Transition to the PV Industry (Part 2)

Jay Jamali of Enviro Safetech


PV Facility Tour


3:00 PM

Facilities Tour (Includes Travel Time)

Applied Materials PV R&D Facility


Optional Networking


5:00 PM

Networking Happy Hour and / or Dinner


Presentation Materials

Presentation Materials are below:

More Information

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This page was last updated on February 22, 2010.


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Mini-Conference Partners

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