Photovoltaic EHS Seminar

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SEMICON West 2009 / Intersolar North America 2009

EHS Symposium for PV Manufacturing

PV EHS at the Crossroads – The Path to Sustainability

Time and Place

Thursday, July 16, 2009, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, California, 94103 USA


This session aims at giving increased visibility to environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues in PV manufacturing, as well as providing insights and perspectives on broader sustainability considerations in the PV manufacturing supply chain. The central theme of this Symposium is to identify and address EHS issues in the context of sustainable development strategies for PV manufacturers and the supply chain.

Agenda / Speakers

Topics and Speakers include:

2:00 – 2:30

Introduction and Overview

Aaron Zude, Senior Director, EHS Division, SEMI

2:30 – 3:30

Keynote Address: Photovoltaics – Enabling Sustainability of Very Large Growth

Vasilis Fthenakis, Senior Scientist and Head of the National Photovoltaic Environmental Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Director, Center for Life Cycle Analysis, Columbia University

3:30 – 4:00

Optimizing Sustainability of PV Manufacturing

Ben Ighani, Global PV Program Director for Technology & Manufacturing, CH2M Hill

4:00 – 4:30



4:30 – 5:00

Sustainable Strategies of PV Materials Suppliers

Eugene Ngai, President, Chemically Speaking

5:00 – 5:30

Sustainable Strategies of PV Equipment Suppliers

Bruce Klafter, Senior Director EHS & Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Applied Materials

5:30 – 6:00

Sustainable Strategies of PV Manufacturers

Lisa Krueger, Vice President Sustainable Development, First Solar

Presentation Materials

Presentation materials are below:

More Information

For more information about this event, please contact Sanjay Baliga (SEMI Senior Manager in San Jose).

A complete list of all EHS and Sustainability programs and events that took place at SEMICON West 2009 / Intersolar North America 2009 is located here.

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