Confidence Increases as CEO Expects Thin Film PV to See a Significant Increase in Market Share

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Latest technological innovations, vital thin-film market facts and realistic predictions from the biggest thin-film manufacturers and most respected thin-film analysts will be revealed at the forthcoming 2nd Thin Film Solar Summit, a two day conference in San Francisco organized by Thin Film Today on 1-2 December 2009.

"Despite the temporary slowdown, thin-film PV is expected to see a significant increase in market share. The 2nd Thin Film Summit US brings together the experts that have led the initial commercialization of thin-film PV and the experts that are leading the next commercial wave of thin film PV." - Brian Murphy, CEO and Chairman, PrimeStar Solar

Dr Murphy is amongst some of the most senior figures - Managing Director of Ersol Thin Film, Chairman of United Solar, CEO of Ascent Solar - taking part on the opening panel at the 2nd Thin Film Solar Summit this December in San Francisco.

Far from being a talk-shop on general thin-film issues, this practical conference pin-points the top 4 most challenging areas facing thin-film manufacturers today:

  • First Solar will share lessons learnt from their real-life experience on getting from MW to GW
  • Signet Solar, Abound Solar and Ascent Solar will discuss how to reduce costs and improve efficiency for a-Si, CdTe and CIGS respectively
  • The DOE will be joined by leading investors such as Barclays Capital to discuss securing finance for thin-film companies
  • Applied Materials, NREL and Oerlikon will reveal the best strategies and technologies on cutting thin-film manufacturing costs and how to stay competitive in today's market

Leading thin-film analyst Paula Mints, Associate Director, Navigant Consulting is amongst the panel of experts who has been involved at an early stage and helped shape this year's agenda. The timing of this conference is impeccable, "with current competitive pricing from crystalline and changes in government incentive programs, thin film manufacturers need to keep ahead of the game in terms of understanding markets, competing technologies (including non-solar) and the new business models that are driving the PV industry forward. This conference brings together leaders in the thin film sector to share best practice, innovation and progress," says Paula Mints.

Over 300 senior thin-film experts will be coming together as the event fast establishes itself as the annual meeting place for thin-film leaders to share their experience on technological advances. Registration is still open but will close as soon as maximum capacity is reached, which is likely as the conference sold out in 2008.

To see the full conference agenda and speaker list, visit

For a full break down of last year's attendees, visit


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Cora Ng
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