Photovoltaics Summit 2009 & Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2009

IntertechPira is pleased to offer one free hotel night stay (room and tax only) upon registration for either Photovoltaics Summit 2009 or Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2009 if registration is completed by May 15th. Hotel reservation needs to be made by attendee prior to arrival.

About each event:

Photovoltaics Summit 2009

Set for June 1 - 3, 2009 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, CA, US speakers from AltaTerra Research, Enphase Energy, EuPD Research, Global Market Consultants, GP Solar GmbH, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Harvard University, IntertechPira, KV Architects, Moser Baer, Navigant Consulting, NREL, Oerlikon Solar, PG&E, PrimeStar Solar, Inc,
Recurrent Energy, Rofin-Sinar, Safeway, Signet Solar, Silicon Genesis Corporation, Solaicx, SolFocus, Solaria, SolarVision Consulting, SoloPower, Spire Solar, Suniva, Sun Works LLC, Thornton Solar Consulting, Tioga Energy, United Solar Ovonic, University of Vermont and Whole Foods will present and address the opportunities and most critical challenges for the commercialization of PV technologies. Also featured in the program include two parallel tracks for a deeper understanding of materials and manufacturing and utility-scale solar initiatives; one panel discussion with corporate solar consumers; two half-day seminars and numerous networking functions.

Co-Chaired by Dr Jean Posbic, Director of Projects of BP Solar and Dr Tom Surek, PV Consultant and former PV Program Manager of NREL, Photovoltaic Summit 2009 is a key industry event, providing the opportunity to network with leading experts and gain the necessary knowledge in this growing field.

Two pre-conference seminars, An Introduction to Photovoltaics Technology: Research, Development, Systems and Applications and PV Markets and Supply Chains: A Global Outlook will be held prior to the conference on Monday, June 1.

For complete program details, please visit:

Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2009

To expand upon the alternative energy market, the week will continue with Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2009 set for June 4 - 5, 2009 at the Hotel Kabuki. Co-Chaired by Rainer Aringhoff, Solar Millennium and Fred Morse, Abengoa Solar, this two day conference and exhibition will address the current issues in the utility scale solar arena. Attendees will hear the latest updates and developments from leading power purchasers and project developers and receive insight into the latest public and private funding activities. Additional topics to be discussed include transmission, onsite planning and the latest technology and systems. Confirmed speakers include Abengoa Solar, APS, Ausra, BrightSource Energy, California Public Utilities Commission, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Ceert, Emerging Energy Research, Ernst & Young, eSolar, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Navigant, NV Energy, Orrick, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Sandia National Laboratories, Skyfuel, Solar Millenium, SolarReserve, Starpoint Solar, Stirling Energy Systems, Terrafore Inc, US Renewables Group and Virtus Energy.

Visit www.cstpower-conference for complete program details.

Competitive discounts for teams and individuals who wish to attend both conferences are also available.

About IntertechPira
IntertechPira provides events, training, online information and publications across a wide range of contemporary issues and technologies affecting industry. Our 100% independent products are provided globally 24/7 and delivered by teams of independent experts at sites in Portland, ME, US and London, UK through 20 specialized industrial platforms. Our core competencies are information on: research and product development, globalization and new markets; production methods; regulatory and compliance.

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