Last week thirty engineers and PV manufacturing professionals came together at Flextronics’s campus to discuss a new professional association that would advance the PV engineering and related manufacturing professions in research, education, industry standards and training.
Dr. Dongkai Shanggua, VP of Flextronics voiced the needs for the solar industry to lower the cost per watt, while Matt Holzmann, President of Christopher Associates, presented an overview of why such a professional organization would benefit the industry and its participants. Holzmann drove home the idea of a member driven organization dedicated to the engineering, management and other related professional activities.
Holzmann stated, “This was a great first step. We must now focus on defining the scope and activities of the organization. Member involvement is critical to achieving success.”
Committees are being formed for the establishment of the group as a legal entity and its functions. For more information contact Matthew Holzmann at email@example.com, Jasbir Bath at Jasbir@christopherweb.com or Dennis Willie at firstname.lastname@example.org.