PV Insider - Concentrated Photovoltaic Industry to Congregate at San Jose October Meeting

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Leading CPV manufacturers and suppliers will be addressing key issues such as commercialization, global markets and reliability at CPV USA 2012 (15-16, San Jose, CA).

CPV has been making headlines in 2012, showing that it is a technology here to stay. Announcements have been made on large projects that have now been completed (such as the 30MW Alamosa plant in Colorado) or commissioned (notably Soitec’s venture in South Africa), while emerging high-DNI markets such as Chile and Mexico are now being explored. On the other hand, the industry has seen a couple of setbacks, with ABB’s September announcement that they are pulling their $20 million investment in GreenVolts indicative of the current PV consolidation phase.

With the stakes so high, the industry will be meeting at CPV USA 2012 next month to discuss the highs and lows of the year and plot strategies to seize market share. At the top of the chain, US utilities will be discussing the technology’s prospects, with insight into how the project portfolios will expand.

Various aspects of commercialization such as financing, business planning and technology development will be examined in detail. In addition, investors will come together to discuss the bankability of CPV at a critical time in the industry’s development, with plants now able to provide performance data from around the globe.

The delegate list for the conference now features over 150 companies from the international CPV community. Matt Carr of PV Insider emphasised that the networking opportunities at CPV USA 2012 will be a key feature of the event. “Networking at CPV USA 2012 will actually begin 2 weeks before the conference starts, through our online networking platform” Carr explained on Wednesday. “This will enable attendees to set up meetings and make initial contact with their key targets before they arrive. The conference itself provides over 20 hours of face-to-face networking time.”

See the senior level attendee list on the website: http://www.pv-insider.com/cpv/attendees.php

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