The 2011 Solar Summit unveils new conference platform, OPV to be special focus this year

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The fourth Solar Summit: International Conference on Highlights and Trends in Solar Energy will be taking place November 14 through 15 in Freiburg, Germany and will feature a new set up that will showcase an up-to-date annual review of solar energy conversion technologies and devote a section that emphasizes one special topic each year. This November organic photovoltaics (OPV) will take center stage as the conference features presentations and discussions on market and political issues with international speakers and industry experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE hosting the event.

“From the beginning, the Solar Summit conferences were always characterized by the lively exchange among the participants, in an atmosphere conducive to discussions and introductions. Whether decision makers from industry and politics, research and technology experts or investors, bankers or journalists, the new concept of the Solar Summit Freiburg offers up-to-date collective information from the solar branch. This comprehensive informational overview has high technological, political and economic relevance for the looming energy changeover“, remarked the Institute Director of Fraunhofer ISE Dr. Bernd Dallmann, the CEO of Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik and Messe.

The first day of the conference, November 14, will be devoted to presentations that give an overview of the trends and new results of silicon PV, alternative PV technologies and PV system technologies. The special segment on OPV will additionally take place on opening day. The conference’s second day will highlight solar thermal energy systems including applications from low temperature ranges through solar thermal power stations and storage technology. The Freiburger Solarnacht evening gala will be held on the night of the November 15.

The Solar Summit 2011 conference will additionally produce the PV Status Report, which is put together by Fraunhofer ISE and details the global PV industry development up to the present. Further information on the Solar Summit 2011 conference can be found here.

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