Photovoltaics Summit 2009: Director of BP Solar and Former PV Program Manager of NREL to Headline

PORTLAND, Maine, February 11, 2009 —IntertechPira, a leading conference and research organization is pleased to announce Dr Jean Posbic, Director of Projects of BP Solar and Dr Tom Surek, PV Consultant and former PV Program Manager of NREL as Co-Chairs for the two-day conference and exhibition.

Set for June 1 – 3, 2009 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, CA, US, speakers will include:

  • Suniva
  • Solaicx
  • EuPD Research
  • SolFocus
  • Safeway
  • Moser Baer
  • AltaTerra Research
  • Global Market Consultants
  • Tioga Energy
  • Spire Solar
  • Rofin-Sinar
  • KV Architects
  • Recurrent Energy
  • Signet Solar
  • Steve Ransome Consulting
  • Harvard University
  • Unisolar

Harvard University and Unisolar will present the latest market trends and developments, efficiency and lifetime challenges and production technologies and applications to engage in comprehensive discussions with

key innovators and decision makers from the technical and business sides of the PV, OPV and organic and printed electronics industries.“This is an exciting time for alternative energy, and for solar in particular, “said Senior Conference Producer, Jessica Johnson. ” A new administration focused on developing new solar projects could mean new opportunities for novel technologies and innovative companies. I’m optimistic that this year’s Photovoltaics Summit is going to be the best yet, with an expanded program and almost twice the number of speakers from last year!”To expand upon the alternative energy market, the week will continue with Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2009 set for June 4 – 5, 2009 at the Hotel Kabuki. Co-Chaired by Rainer Aringhoff, Solar Millennium and Fred Morse, Abengoa Solar, this two day conference and exhibition will address the current issues in the utility scale solar arena. Attendees will hear the latest updates and developments from leading power purchasers and project developers and receive insight into the latest public and private funding activities. Additional topics to be discussed include transmission, onsite planning and the latest technology and systems.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • APS
  • PG&E
  • Nevada Power Company
  • Skyfuel
  • SolarReserve
  • Emerging Energy Research
  • Navigant
  • Milbank
  • Chadbourne & Parke
  • Stirling Energy Systems
  • Terrafore

With alternative energy on the rise, these conferences provide exclusive platforms for anyone interested in learning how the US market is ready to move forward with the times.

For program details and registering options, please visit the Photovoltaics Summit website:

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