PVJapan 2011 postponed until December; recovery efforts, energy conservation cited as reasons



PVJapan 2011 has been rescheduled from its original July dates to December 5-7. Event sponsors SEMI and the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) decided to postpone the show because of the ongoing recovery efforts in the wake of the Japanese earthquake/tsunami and at the request of Japanese government agencies to help conserve energy resources during the summer months.

PVJapan will be held at Makuhari Messe, outside of Tokyo, and will overlap for one day with Semicon Japan 2011, which runs December 7-9.

“The tragic events of March 11, 2011, and the continued recovery efforts have heightened the importance of renewable energy and distributed power generation in Japan,” said Hank Nakagawa, president of SEMI Japan. “Solar power promises to aid in the recovery of the disaster-affected areas and the Japanese economy. We believe that PVJapan 2011 will be an instrumental part of these recovery efforts, raising awareness and visibility of the solar industry and advancing renewed investment and reconstruction.”

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