Top industry experts set to gather at Thin Film Summit in Berlin

PV Insider announce that ‘Busting the Myths' will be the main focal point of the 4th Annual Thin Film Solar Summit Europe (5-6th March 2012, Berlin), helping to steer the thin film industry out of confusion and fear towards reality and promise.

PV Insider announce that ‘Busting the Myths' will be the main focal point of the 4th Annual Thin Film Solar Summit Europe (5-6th March 2012, Berlin), helping to steer the thin film industry out of confusion and fear towards reality and promise.


2011 proved to be a turbulent year for the European thin film industry, with big names going bust, consolidation of the market, and ever increasing competition from c-Si and Asia. However, it is not all doom and gloom, as the global thin film market is set to grow at a CAGR of 32.4% over the period 2010–2014. Recent figures suggest that it will grow to make $44 billion worldwide by 2017. From its 2010 levels of $2.9 billion, this signifies a huge growth rate for the technology that will be driven by the dynamism of the thin film strands: Cadmium-Telluride (CdTe), Copper Indium Gallium (di)Selenide (CIGS) and Amorphous Silicon (a-Si). Thin film applications also demonstrate a unique potential for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) – an important market segment which can now develop professionally with adapted thin film products.

Researched and produced for the industry, by the industry, PV Insider is delighted to announce the launch of their 4th Annual Thin Film Solar Summit Europe (5-6 March, 2012, Berlin) as a result of pressing concerns in the market, the conference focusses on debunking the myths of the industry and clearing the fog to enable realistic steps to be taken towards securing a positive future for thin film. Ways in which to significantly reduce costs from every possible angle to ensure a heightened level of competitiveness against outsiders shall be focussed on in great detail. This shall then be followed by an intense look at the best new opportunities for thin film with the most exciting geographical markets and applications being examined in greater detail than ever before for your benefit.

Key presentations will be made by the biggest thin film players such as First Solar, Solar Frontier, Global Solar and Inventux, with detailed case studies from experienced and new industry leaders like Wurth Solar, Avancis and Solarion. The event features interactive panel sessions that are designed to both increase delegate-speaker interaction and find constructive solutions to real problems.

The focus on the most pressing challenges in the market and high calibre of speakers make this a standout conference on the thin film calendar. It will give attendees the unique opportunity to meet with decision-makers and influencers from manufacturers, suppliers, financiers, developers, utilities, analysts and consultants. The consolidation of the European market makes attendance at this summit essential for anyone interested in projecting their thin film business in to a successful future.

For more details, go to the website www.pv-insider.com/thinfilmeu

Alternatively contact Max Crompton by e-mail: max@pv-insider.com or by phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7156.

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