SEMA Announces the Schedule for Its First Technical Conference and Exhibition

SEMA's 1st Technical Conference and Exhibition will take place May 24-26, 2011 at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose, CA. The schedule for the event is now available online at www.solar-ema.org/2011-conference.html.

The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) announces the 1st Technical Conference and Exhibition, scheduled to take place May 24-26, 2011 at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose, CA. The schedule for the event is now available online at www.solar-ema.org/2011-conference.html.


The event will include training courses, as well as a technical conference and exhibition. The training courses will cover PV manufacturing technology and troubleshooting manufacturing issues as well as an in-depth review of existing and developing solar standards. The technical conference will provide a review of the reliability issues associated with PV modules as well as programs that will address the long-term reliability implications with a discussion on understanding and determining the reliability of PV modules over their 25 year lifetime.

The standards session of the conference will discuss existing and emerging standards, and review gaps in standards as well as the challenges and development of international quality standards. Inverter and microinverter reliability issues will be presented during an analysis of PV module failure. Module and inverter manufacturing issues also will be presented.

The outlook for the global solar industry will be discussed with a review of the Americas and global solar policies. Finally, a review of hazards for modules will be presented, including fire, warranty, theft and traceability.

In addition to the training courses and technical conferences, there will be an exhibition consisting of many leading companies in the solar industry.

For further information or to register for the event, visit www.solar-ema.org/2011-conference.html, or contact Matthew Holzmann at matt.holzmann@solar-ema.org or Jasbir Bath at jasbir.bath@solar-ema.org.

For further inquiries, please contact:
Matthew Holzmann, President
SEMA
3617 W. MacArthur Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA
714-979-7500

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