The world’s largest exhibition for the solar industry, Intersolar Europe, drew to a close on June 10, boasting record exhibitor and visitor numbers. Around 77,000 visitors and 2,280 exhibitors attended the exhibition from 156 countries. A snap-shot of visitor and exhibitor feed-back is highlighted in this introduction video from PV-Tech, to this year’s event.
The first-half of the year proved to much weaker for the PV industry than expected yet the show remained remarkably upbeat about demand improving in the later part of 2011. Expectations of falling module and inverter prices and stable feed-in tariffs through the end of the year in key European markets were cited as reasons to be optimistic. Longer-term, continued cost reductions as polysilicon and wafer prices fall and public awareness of PV due in part to the Fukushima nuclear disaster bode well for the industry.