Solar Energy Industries Association to Host Major Solar Photovoltaic Conference in Philadelphia

PV America conference and trade show, 200 exhibitors and 4,000 attendees expected to showcase photovoltaic technologies and business opportunities. The public is welcome to see the technology on Public Night on Tuesday, June 9 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Admission for Public Night is free.

WASHINGTON, DC - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) will host the PV America conference and trade show, its first-ever conference focused solely on the fastest growing segment of the solar industry from June 8 - 10, 2009 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Solar photovoltaic (PV) panel technology converts sunlight directly into electricity and is commonly seen on rooftops. Despite the economic downturn, PV
grew an impressive 81 percent in 2008 compared to 2007. The Mid-Atlantic market is poised for
considerable growth in 2009.

Solar PV manufacturers, developers, and installers will want to attend to market directly to businesses and consumers and for more than 50 valuable educational sessions on policies, workforce development and business growth strategies. Small business owners and entrepreneurs will gain from great networking opportunities and information on becoming part of the emerging PV industry. PV America will also feature keynote speeches from visionary leaders, such as solar advocate and former CIA Director R. James Woolsey.

The public is welcome to come and see PV technology and its applications for homes and businesses at Public Night on Tuesday, June 9 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., where 200 companies will be represented in the expo hall. Admission for Public Night is free.

To register for PV America or to learn more, visit http://www.pvamericaexpo.com or contact Brian Mahar (bmahar@tigercomm.us,703-302-8393).

PV America runs concurrently with the 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, the premier technical conference in the PV industry, from June 7 - 12, 2009. Learn more at http://www.34pvsc.org/.

BACKGROUND MATERIAL:

2008 U.S. Solar Industry Year in Review
Full Report - http://www.seia.org/galleries/pdf/2008_Year_in_Review-small.pdf
Highlights - http://seia.org/cs/news_detail?pressrelease.id=385

CONTACT:
Monique Hanis:
202-236-8220 (cell)
mhanis@seia.org

Jared Blanton
202-380-6981 (cell)
jblanton@seia.org

Brian Mahar
202-437-6595 (cell)
bmahar@tigercomm.us

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