SHANGHAI, China, and SAN JOSE, Calif. — December 14, 2012 — Today SEMI announced the successful return of the SOLARCON China 2013 exhibition and conference, taking place in Shanghai, China on March 19-21, 2013.
Leading companies representing the entire PV supply chain will participate in SOLARCON China 2013 — from PV manufacturers and cell/module makers to equipment and materials suppliers. Global participants include: DuPont, 3M, Applied Materials, SCHMID, centrotherm, SIBCO, JA SOLAR, Trina Solar, Astronergy, Hareon SOLAR, Youser, Gsola, TBEA, Longji and Tianjin Zhonghuan.
Over 60,000 attendees are expected to converge on the Shanghai New International Expo Centre to attend concurrent exhibitions, including SOLARCON China and SEMICON China, on March 19-22.
Allen Lu, president of SEMI China, said, “The recently announced 12th Five-Year Plan for solar development has set a target of 21GW installed solar capacity by 2015. To ensure the success of this plan, China must deliver on the promise of technological leadership. SOLARCON China provides an excellent platform for industry leaders to meet and address the critical challenges facing both China’s supply and demand markets. SOLARCON China 2013 has been recognized as the only high-profile technology platform to showcase the latest technology and products and is the best place to find solutions to reduce costs and enhance productivity.”
An additional focus at SOLARCON China 2013 will be on the downstream PV application market. With the rapid development of China’s domestic PV market, particularly with distributed PV power systems, SOLARCON China 2013 has successfully attracted the participation of local utility/EPC companies, who play an important role in this segment.
As a trade association advocating for solar in China, SEMI China continues the momentum from SOLARCON China to create an experience for participants all year long. With a strong global and domestic network, SEMI China provides year-round activities and events, from standards and roadmaps, to a series of business development events that help industrial players increase their exposure and gain better business opportunities. In this way, SEMI China drives the deep interaction along the PV supply chain.
SEMI and the China Photovoltaic Industry Alliance (CPIA) also welcome back the China PV Technology International Conference (CPTIC) to be held concurrently with the SOLARCON China 2013 exhibition. CPTIC is China’s most comprehensive technical conference for the solar industry, and will feature critical forums on the global PV technology roadmap, international trade, large-scale project implementation and more. By November 31, over 120 high-quality papers were received from leading institutions, universities and companies — a new “Call for Papers” record for CPTIC.
SOLARCON 2013 is approved by China’s Ministry of Commerce, certified by U.S. Commercial Service, and guided by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information, and Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Government.
The SOLARCON China exhibition offers a unique platform for companies to showcase their PV manufacturing technology and products: PV cells and modules; materials and equipment; PV balance of systems (BOS); PV components, tracking and mounting systems; PV applications; solar thermal and applications/technology. This year’s show has themed exhibition pavilions for thin-film technology, CPV, and smart grid implementation.
For more information on exhibiting or attending SOLARCON China 2013, please visit www.solarconchina.org. SOLARCON China is co-located with SEMICON China and FPD China.
About SEMI China
SEMI China provides 365 days of access to China’s PV industry through year-round events, connections to local governments and key customers, and technology focused activities through the International Technology Roadmap for PV working group and the development of manufacturing standards through the SEMI Standards working group. For more information on SEMI China, visit www.semichina.org. For information on SOLARCON China, visit www.solarconchina.org/en. For information on SEMICON China, visit www.semiconchina.org. For information on FPD China, visit www.fpdchina.org/fpd-en.html.
SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. The SEMI PV Group represents SEMI member companies involved in the solar manufacturing supply chain. Our 2,000 member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. SEMI maintains offices in Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org and www.pvgroup.org.