Photovoltaics International welcomes two new members to Editorial Advisory Board

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With the aim of maintaining its reputation as a publication on the cutting-edge of PV manufacturing technology developments, Photovoltaics International has added two new members to its Editorial Advisory board. Gary Yu, Senior Vice President of Operations for Trina Solar, and Dr. Sam Hong, President and COO of Neo Solar Power, have joined the board to offer ideas and direction for the quarterly publication.

Mr. Yu served as Trina Solar’s Vice President of Manufacturing since May 2007 and in July 2010 was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Yu has 17 years’ manufacturing management experience in semiconductor-related industries. Before joining Trina Solar, he was Managing Director of Wuxi Lite-On Technology, prior to which he served as Director of Manufacturing for 1st Silicon Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia. He has also worked at Macronix International, a semiconductor integrated device manufacturer in Taiwan. Mr. Yu has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tunghai University.

Dr. Hong has more than 30 years of experience in photovoltaic solar energy. He has served as the Research Division Director of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Division at Industry Technology Research Institute (ITRI), and as Vice President and Plant Director of Sinonar Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Co. In addition, Dr. Hong was responsible for the Power Subsystem of ROCSAT 1 for the Taiwan National Space Program. Dr. Hong has published three books and 38 journal and international conference papers, and is a holder of seven patents. Dr. Hong was the recipient of Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, and was recently elected as General Director of the Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association.

The Photovoltaics International Editorial Advisory Board consists of a select group of individuals from leading PV technology companies who provide guidance on selecting the best and most relevant technical papers for the journal.

The current members of the Photovoltaics International Editorial Advisory Board are as follows:

  • Takashi Tomita, Senior Executive Fellow, Sharp Solar
  • Dr. Kuo En Chang, President of Solar Division, Motech Industries, Inc.
  • Prof. Eicke R. Weber, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)
  • Dr. Zhengrong Shi, CEO, Suntech
  • Dr. G. Rajeswaran, Group CTO for Moser Baer’s business units and CEO for new businesses
  • Dr. Sam Hong, President and COO of Neo Solar Power
  • Gary Yu, Senior Vice President, Operations, Trina Solar.
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