Staff

  • David Owen

    David Owen

    CEO
    David has been Publisher of Solar Media Ltd (formerly Semiconductor Media) since 2007. In that time he has been responsible for launching four print publications and seven websites all dedicated to the solar industry. In 2010 he became a steering committee member for the Renewable Energy Association’s Solar Power Group, now merged with the Solar Trade Association in the UK. Accepted as an expert on the Solar PV market he has conducted many talks on the state of the UK solar market at events in Germany, China and the UK. He has a Bachelor of Arts with honours in English and Medieval Studies from Sydney University and has almost finished his MBA with the University of Technology in Sydney. An avid reader, David also enjoys all major sporting events that result in an Australian win.
  • Ben Willis

    Ben Willis

    Head of Content
    Ben Willis is Solar Media’s Head of Content. Ben is an award-winning journalist and editor with a background in environmental, development and social policy issues. His work has appeared in the Guardian and Telegraph, and numerous consumer and specialist publications, including Geographical and The Ecologist magazines. In 2008 he won the Guardian’s award for international development journalism for coverage of the impacts of climate change in West Africa and Southeast Asia.”
  • Mark Osborne

    Mark Osborne

    Senior News Editor
    Mark Osborne has nearly two decades of experience in covering both the semiconductor and photovoltaics manufacturing industries. He was also responsible for the first dedicated websites covering these industries that focused on manufacturing and was the first semiconductor editor to begin blogging in 2005. Mark has presented at technical conferences and moderated at a number of industry events in his time. In his current roles as Senior News Editor for PV-Tech and technical journal Photovoltaics International, Mark covers the key developments in the PV industry on a global level and continues to provide insight and analysis via his editor's blog.
  • Cathy Li

    Cathy Li

    Asian Markets Content Development Manager
    Cathy joined Photovoltaics International in January 2010 as content development manager for Asian markets. Prior to joining Photovoltaics International, Cathy received an honours degree from Imperial College London. She remained in the city working with Boao Forum for Asia. Cathy has actively engaged with the Chinese community and has considerable experience in event organization and web content development.
  • Huangye Jiang

    Huangye Jiang

    Chinese Translator & Editor
    Huangye joined Photovoltaics International and PV-Tech.org as an intern in early spring 2010, while completing her MA in Interpreting, Translation and Diplomacy at the University of Westminster in London. In addition, she has an honours degree in English and Foreign Economics from Dalian University of Foreign Languages and Jilin University in P.R. China. Huangye has been fully employed as a Chinese Language Editor since September 2010 and has great enthusiasm for machinery engineering and all high-tech products.
  • David Evans

    Account Manager
    David has been with Photovoltaics International since September 2009. He has over twenty years experience in international business development across a variety of technical fields, gained while working in a number of high profile multinational organisations. Having lived and worked outside the UK for four years as head of national business units, he is now, like David Owen, enjoying the challenge of learning the technical side of the photovoltaics industry. Unlike his namesake, however, he enjoys enormously any Australian sporting failure wherever in the world this may take place. We are undoubtedly very fortunate to have David working with us.
  • Graham Davie

    Account Manager
    Graham joined Semiconductor Media in 2007 and works mainly with major account advertisers within the Photovoltaics International product portfolio as well as running the JobsInPV web site and associated recruitment activities. With a publishing background extending over 15 years covering most parts of the electronics, semiconductor and photovoltaic technology sectors he is well versed in the hi-tech B2B marcomm environment and building effective media programmes for technology suppliers. Graham has a hybrid engineering-marketing degree from Strathclyde University, Glasgow.
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Publications

  • Photovoltaics International 24th Edition

    Signs earlier in the year of the global industry entering a growth phase have now been confirmed beyond any doubt. Almost all the big-name suppliers have now announced some form of manufacturing capacity expansion, a trend that analysts agree will only gather pace as long as the levels of demand predicted over the next few years turn out to be correct.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.

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