PVJapan 2008

Momentum builds for PVJapan 2008 as industry leaders in photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing and solar energy products, systems and services have signed on with exhibits, sponsorships and technical programs. PV Japan 2008, to be held from July 30 - August 1, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan, is Japan's exposition serving the entire solar energy supply chain, including PV cell and module manufacturers; equipment, materials and components suppliers, and solar energy and related products for deployment in residential, commercial and utility installations.

PV cell and module manufacturers exhibiting at PVJapan include Kaneka Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Q-Cells AG, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., and Sharp Corporation. Joining the top cell/module manufacturers will be top equipment and materials suppliers such as Air Liquide Japan, Applied Materials, DuPont Group., S.E.S. CO., Ltd., ULVAC, Inc., and many more. Leading system suppliers, construction experts and related deployment specialists will also be displaying the latest in solar energy products and services. PVJapan is co-organized by SEMI and the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA), among the leading industry associations in the PV industry.

"Solar energy has become one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world with projected long term annual growth rates of 25% and more" said Tom Morrow, vice president of Global Expositions and Marketing at SEMI. "Like the SEMICON exhibitions in the semiconductor industry, PVJapan will play a critical role in the technology advancements, cost reductions and industry collaborations necessary for rapid market expansion in solar energy. As this impressive list of international exhibitors demonstrates, PVJapan will be a historical event with global participation and global impact."

PV Japan will be held in conjunction with the 25th annual JPEA Symposium on Photovoltaic Generating Systems, Japan's leading technical conference on PV technology and applications. PVJapan will also be held concurrently with the Renewable Energy 2008 International Exhibition & Conference, organized by the Japan Council for Renewable Energy. PVJapan 2008 and Renewable Energy 2008 will be held in the same venue under the name Renewable Energy World Fair the 2008 Renewable Energy International Exhibition & Conference.

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