EXPO Solar 2010 offers timely outlook for global PV market

Over 3 bustling days, from 3 to 5 February, 2010, the photovoltaicmarket was all abuzz at one spot, at KINTEX, Korea. After its hugesuccess last year, EXPO Solar came back this year to get even moreenthusiastic welcome and responses from exhibitors and visitors.

Aftera very difficult year in 2009, the PV market is witnessing some signsof recovery all over the world. As the global PV market begins its pathto recovery, solar professionals headed to EXPO Solar 2010 to gauge themarket sentiment.

Across three days, the event attracted anaverage of 10,000 visitors per day and brought over 1,000 key buyersfrom major PV markets including Germany, Italy and the US

World-classelectronics giants Samsung and LG showed their seriousness about solarby participating in EXPO Solar 2010 — their first-ever participationin an event of its kind.

Samsung Electronics unveiled its c-Sisolar cells with 18% efficiency and modules with 255Wp for the firsttime to the international market. LG Electronics introduced itsthin-film solar cells with world’s top-level efficiency of 11.1 percent.

Over300 market-leading companies participated including Schmalz, Schmid,TEMPRESS, TIGO ENERGY, KLA-Tencor, Synova SA, EFD (a NORDSON company),Coherent, Jonas & Redmann Photovoltaics Production Solutions, KacoNew Energy, NPC, Vector Japan, Trina Solar, Astronergy, ET Solar,C.E.E.G, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Nexolon, SKC, LST Energy,Dyesoltimo, Jusung Engineering, SFA, AMC, EO Technics, Paru, GNR,D-Solartech and Samyang Reduction Gear.

Exhibitors reportedresults that exceeded expectations. "The visibility and exposure wegenerated at this event among key influencers has been invaluable forus as we expand our business to Asia and the world," said Jerome Mazet,APAC Marketing Manager of Trina Solar.

Commenting on thecontinued growth of EXPO Solar, Jeffrey Choi, Chairman of the EXPOSolar Organizing Committee, said, "More than 65 percent of theexhibitors of EXPO Solar 2010 have not only booked their space for the2011 event, but doubled their booth size."

The next EXPO Solar will be held from 16 to 18 February, 2011, at KINTEX, Korea.


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